Tomato baked eggs

Tomato baked eggs

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Cooking time

Cook: 1 hr 1 hour includes 45-50 minutes in the oven

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Eggs over tomato for a change

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Nut-free
  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
204
protein
9g
carbs
7g
fat
16g
saturates
3g
fibre
3g
sugar
0g
salt
0.27g

Ingredients

  • 900g ripe vine tomatoes
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 large free range eggs
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley and/or chives

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Method

  1. Preheat the oven to fan 180C/ conventional 200C/gas 6. Cut the tomatoes into quarters or thick wedges, depending on their size, then spread them over a fairly shallow 1.5 litre ovenproof dish. Peel the garlic, slice thinly and sprinkle over the tomatoes. Drizzle with the olive oil, season well with salt and pepper and stir everything together until the tomatoes are glistening.
  2. Slide the dish into the oven and bake for 40 minutes until the tomatoes have softened and are tinged with brown.
  3. Make four gaps among the tomatoes, break an egg into each gap and cover the dish with a sheet of foil. Return it to the oven for 5-10 minutes until the eggs are set to your liking. Scatter over the herbs and serve piping hot with thick slices of toast or warm ciabatta and a green salad on the side.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, July 2003

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bertieboo10's picture
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I followed the receipe exactly (I didnt add any onion or vegetables as some people have suggested) and it was delicious! It is a very simple dish to prepare but very tasty. I also served it with a garlic and parsley herb butter to spread on the toasted bread before dipping. I would say to get the best tomatoes you can find as this will really make a big difference to the flavour. Also, if you like your eggs runny, check them after 5-6 mins as they didnt look cooked enough but they actually were. I made this for my partner (who 'does not do' vegetarian food) however he thought it was brilliant and said that this would be a staple midweek evening meal for him.

redjovie's picture
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Brilliant quick and easy recipe and very tasty too. I served with naan bread.

jackalexander's picture
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This dish works so well because of it's simplicity. Get the best tomatoes you can and serve with some crusty bread. Delicious.

aminat21's picture
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Easy and tasty! I sliced up a baked potato and added it on top on the tomatoes :)

pushkinpassey's picture

Delicious and easy! Made it salad with toasted bread.

cocovanilla's picture
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Very easy to make and tasty. A little bit bland maybe, and mine was a bit watery, but a healthy dish I will make again.

ecclescake31's picture

Great dish, especially as a snack, i however use lemon tyhme and a little cracked green pepper and sea salt over the tomatos for that extra flavour

marbomtom's picture

Made this recipe yesterday, I added some chopped onions, coloured slightly, then added a tspn of light brown sugar. Used both a tin of toms and cherry toms & 1 large clove chopped garlic. Unfortunately for my husband and son I ate THE WHOLE LOT as just sooo delicious before they arrived home! Making it again tomorrow! And sooo cheap!

velma1980's picture
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Lovely! I added some sliced red onion and chopped red chillli and served with grilled sausages...yummy!

lulujersey's picture
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Really yummy comfort food, not enough for dinner though. No harm in adding half more of the tomatoes next time I suppose !! Will without a doubt become a favourite

dancingbunny's picture
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Was really easy and tasty. A word of warning, it's easy to overcook the eggs if you're not careful, as they don't change in appearance when they're done, so watch out if you like them a bit runny in the middle!

theresa_louise's picture
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I have scaled this down and made it just for myself many times - I love it - so easy and delicious!

flowjoe's picture
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Had this for my brekkie with some nice bread and sausages on the side. Sweet

vhoracek's picture
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Very tasty! I served it with some grated feta cheese over the tomatoes, it melts nicely and there's no need to add salt.

annemiek's picture
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Great recipe. Served with chunks of bread and baked camembert with honey and thyme. My family since then asked me a number of times to make this again. Thank you Mary Codogan!

ghemotoc's picture
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A tasty way to eat more tomatoes.

tinkle's picture
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Did as gill.g suggested and it was a very tasty dish will make again

gilliangol's picture
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I enjoyed this dish very much. I decided to add mushrooms which worked well - next time I shall put in some red onion too to see how that works. A very easy recipe!

millie09's picture
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So easy to make and really tasty, already had this dish a few times.

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