Lift your eggs game with these rich and warming bakes - best mopped up with crunchy bread.
13 Jul 2017 - 11:04 AM  UPDATED 13 Jul 2017 - 11:04 AM

Baked eggs on a bed of roasted cherry tomatoes

The hot popping cherry tomatoes give the creamy eggs a lovely hit of sweetness and acidity. Warning: despite being vegetarian, it’s a hearty meal, so feel free to decrease the recipe ingredients if you’re cooking for just two, or one. Polenta fries are the sauce-mopping side of choice here.

Eggs poached in spicy tomato sauce (shakshuka)

These Israeli-style eggs are a great way to feed a crew, fast. Don’t just limit it to breakfast – serve with chargrilled crusty bread any time of the day.

Baked taleggio eggs with preserved lemon and parsley

Inspired by the French dish "oeufs en cocotte", referring to the terracotta dish it's prepared in, the Taleggio cheese and preserved lemon lift these eggs to all new flavour heights. They're great for those who want to skip on a tomato-heavy brekky.


Tunisian baked eggs (shakshuka)

It’s origins might be disputed, but shakshuka is the most well-known of all baked eggs, thanks in part to Sir Ottolenghi. This Tunisian version is topped with tangy yoghurt and served with warm pita bread – perfect for a big old communal table.

Middle Eastern baked eggs

Despite their name, these eggs draw on European flavours in the way of crème fraiche, butter and wilted spinach. Crunchy hazelnuts and warm spice notes of nutmeg and sumac give them extra wow factor, which you can lift by introducing fresh tarragon, za’atar, fetta cheese, dukka, sautéed potatoes or coriander. Go nuts!

Flamenco eggs

Serrano ham, chorizo, pimentón, tomatoes, garlic and onion - these eggs epitomise everything we love about Spanish cooking. The garlicky griddled bread adds a very special cafe-style touch - good luck sharing!

Flamenco eggs (huevos a la flamenco)

Baked eggs with spinach and cheddar

This is a speedy and satisfying way to get a protein and iron hit (we’re looking at you, fusspot kids). It features virtually zero prep, unless you want to pair with a side salad or salsa and turn into lunch.

For another delicious baked eggs idea, watch River Cottage Australia 6pm Thursday  July 13 on SBS then on SBS On Demand

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