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Italian Baked Eggs

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In the meantime…here's a fun recipe for you. I made these yummy, baked eggs for our Sunday brunch. It was one of those days where I felt totally relaxed and was really able to fully enjoy the process of cooking for my family. I loved being in my pajamas, wandering around our little garden, and picking fresh kale, basil, oregano, and tomatoes. The air was cool and it was just a really lovely morning. I know I should immerse myself in the moment more often.

This recipe was inspired by new favorite cookbook, The Forest Feast. We just got the cookbook this weekend and have already made 3 recipes from it. When I grow-up, I want to be Erin Gleeson. She paints, she cooks, she lives in the middle of a beautiful, Northern California forest. Check-out her book and her blog as soon as you can!

Fresh ingredients for a great brunch recipe. www.laurabraydesigns.com

Here's my take on her Kale Eggs, I call mine Italian Baked Eggs:

Ingredients (per egg cup):

  • 2 eggs
  • diced, fresh oregano & basil (amount to your taste)
  • large leaf of kale
  • tomato slice
  • grated mozzeralla (to your taste)
  • slice of prosciutto

Directions:

  1. Using a whisk, whip the eggs and herbs together.
  2. Place a kale leaf in the bottom of a greased ramekin.
  3. Place a tomato slice on the kale.
  4. Pour egg mixture over the kale & tomato.
  5. Sprinkle with cheese.
  6. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes until the egg mixture is puffy.
  7. Immediately lay a slice of prosciutto over the egg dish. The heat from the egg will melt the fat of the prosciutto and make it delicious.

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