After a very long Monday and an even longer Tuesday I was needed a little comfort tonight. My comfort food is eggs, I will put an egg on just about anything. A good friend and I once had a 45 min phone conversation about things we eat with eggs, she gets me ❤ . So tonight I made Basted Eggs on Toast, with Pesto.
Now many people are unfamiliar with the basted egg, but I’ve been eating them this way since I was a kid but never new what they were called. My mom would always fry me an egg but rather than flip it when the whites became solid, she would add a little water in the lid of the pan and cover them until they eggs were cooked to medium. Recently we discovered this is called basting.
Since moving I have struggled to find a way to cook eggs (without a stove) and still obtain the consistency and texture I love in my eggs. Thanks to a little bit of research and a lotta bit of Pinterest, I discovered this method. I start with a baking pan, only as big as you need, and two small ramekins (I believe they are 5oz).
I melt about a half tbsp of butter in each ramekin in the microwave, just 20-30 secs or so. Then I fill the bread pan with about an inch of water as it will rise when the ramekins are added. I cracked one egg in each ramekin, added a little S&P and more P (Paprika). And finally a splash of water, which I do just by dipping my fingers in the bread pan and dripping the water into the ramekins a few times. And it’s ready to cook at 350 for about 10-15 mins depending how how done you like your eggs. I’m wildly impatient so I just keep checking until they look right.
When they’re all cooked carefully remove them from the water bath (I use tongs very carefully) and use a spatula or fork to lift the egg out of the ramekins. I put some sourdough toast in the oven to finish off with the eggs, then top the bread with some yummies. I love a savory breakfast so I use Trader Joe’s Pesto Quinoa spread and some basil flavored olive oil from a local shop to top my toast.
Then it’s all ready to eat!
Feeling all warm and fuzzy now! ~M