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5 breakfast dishes to enjoy at dinner

By: Enrique Gili on Nov. 28, 2012, 4:50 p.m.
Baked egg in a white ramekin

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Baked Eggs

A highly versatile dish requiring eggs and whatever tasty bits are handy. You can swap in alternative ingredients like so:

Cheese: Smoked Gouda or Gruyere

Herbs: Thyme or oregano

Meat: Cooked Canadian bacon or chorizo

Vegetables: Sauteed mushrooms or green onions

Prep time: 10 minutes

Total time: 20 minutes

Yield: Makes 1 serving

Baked Eggs


  • 1/2 teaspoon butter
  • 1 wedge ready-made polenta
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 slice provolone cheese, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil and marjoram, chopped fine
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream (optional)
  • Dash sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Cooking directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Lightly coat inside of medium-sized custard dish with butter from top to bottom. Place polenta on bottom and layer with provolone. Crack 2 eggs and gently pour over the provolone. Add Parmesan and herbs.
  3. Place on center rack of oven and cook for 12 minutes, or until eggs set. The finished result resembles a mini souffle.