There were two things I wanted like mad that were off limits during my pregnancy: over-easy eggs and a good deli sandwich. I ate a good sandwich with amazing peppered turkey just days after delivering Milo, and I could hardly wait to have my first “dippy” egg.
Maybe it’s just my grandma who calls soft-cooked eggs “dippy eggs,” but I’ve been hooked as long as I can remember after having tried them. I love over-easy eggs.
I’m always on the lookout for new ways to have eggs for dinner. They’re a favorite, they’re inexpensive compared to chicken or beef, and they’re so very versatile! I had a vision in my head of a baked over-easy egg that I could scoop up with toast soldiers, and this was it.
Cozy and homey, the tomato-spinach base was warm and filling. The cumin and coriander spice things up and the cilantro is the perfect fresh finish.
If, like us, you’re not making all 4 eggs at once, you can make the tomato-spinach base ahead of time, divide it into ramekins, then just crack the eggs over them and bake them when you’re ready to eat them. We ate 2 one day and 2 another.
This would certainly make a great brunch dish, or a savory breakfast if you don’t like eggs for dinner. Feel free to swap the spices for a more Mediterranean feel (think oregano and a bit of rosemary with fresh basil to finish instead of the cumin, coriander, and cilantro).Print
Serve with toast soldiers and a side salad for a complete meal.
- olive oil
- 1 small onion, diced
- 1 (14.5oz) can petite diced tomatoes (crushed, diced, or whole would be fine too)
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp coriander
- salt and pepper
- 2–3c baby spinach
- 4 eggs
- cilantro, minced (optional)
- Heat a small drizzle of olive oil in a medium saute pan. Add onion and cook over medium heat until translucent and tender. Add tomatoes and their juices, cumin, coriander, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook 3-5 minutes to allow the flavors to develop. Add spinach (it will look like FAR too much) and cook, stirring often, 3-5 minutes, or until wilted.
- Divide tomato mixture into 4 (10oz) ramekins (I sprayed my ramekins with nonstick spray first). Crack one egg into each ramekin on top of the tomato-spinach mixture.
- Place ramekins on a baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees 12-15 minutes, or until whites are opaque and yolks are still soft. Garnish with cilantro, if desired.
Recipe inspired by Country Living