Baked Eggs in Pepper Cups
Updated: Oct 7, 2019
Sometimes less is more...
Baked eggs in pepper cups is one such example. Let me tell you how I got around to making these yummy delights...It was the weekend and I was doing the same old boring style of baking eggs with cheese in ramekins when my son brought a twist to the story.
He pulled out different colored peppers from the refrigerator and simply cracked eggs in them. He is big on DIY's and 5 minutes crafts so I trust his ideas. Bell peppers are sweet and they look so beautiful when put together.
Pesto, tomato paste, cheese, eggs what more could you ask for on a lazy weekend breakfast??
Baked potato fries add an extra oomph to the breakfast platter.
Weekend brekkie sorted.
So quick and oh so easy.
This dish is so versatile makes a great fulfilling breakfast.
Baked Eggs in Peppers Cups
Serve: 4 persons
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
8 free range organic eggs (medium size)
4 large size bell peppers
8 teaspoons mozzarella
4 teaspoons homemade basil pesto
8 teaspoons tomato paste
2 teaspoons chopped spring onion /parsley/coriander
Salt and pepper to taste
Method:Preheat oven to 170 degrees Celsius.
Arrange a baking pan where all the 8 pepper slices can fit in snugly.
Wash and slice peppers lengthwise (as this gives more surface area to cook). Remove the seeds and piths from within.
Add ½ tsp pesto, 1 teaspoon of tomato paste and 1 teaspoon of mozzarella cheese Add 1 egg in each pepper. Add a pinch of salt ( a bit more actually for the pepper cup). Repeat for all other 7 cups.
Bake in the oven for 15 mins ( I like my eggs to be well done and the peppers to be cooked well)
Top it with pepper and parsley.
Serve immediately with baked fries /bread/ pita crisps or just like that on its own.
Bell peppers are sweet and that is why this recipe works very well in it. In case you have only one kind please feel free to use those.
You can chop 1 teaspoon of peppers and make the same filling in a ramekin as well.
Feel free to add herbs like oregano, basil or coriander to the filling.
Half a pepper should hold one egg which is why I suggest large size peppers and medium size eggs.
Take care to deseed carefully. A cut in the skin of the peppers cups could cause it to leak.
Choose baking time as per your taste though 15 minutes was ideal for me.