A year of eggs by Anjuli

Posted on 11-14-08 · Tags: , , ,

Baked eggs with cheddar, ham, and sauteed cremini mushrooms

Only those that have known me longer than a year will appreciate the significance of this statement: I love eggs for breakfast. I love making eggs for people for breakfast. Allow me to take a moment’s pause and count the ways that I love eggs. Scrambled with a touch of cheese and nutmeg; thinly laid atop alliums, sprinkled with cheese and herb, and folded into a perfect omelette; placed under the broiler to puff up into a frittata; stuffed with mushrooms; coated in mozzarella; fried up and eaten on toast; placed in a toast hole; and finally, my favorite to date, good old chewy, runny, savory, baked eggs.

Today is Matt and my first year anniversary. Here’s a humble recipe in honor of concepts as lofty and free love, happiness, and transformation.

Baked eggs with mushrooms, cheddar, and black forest ham
Sauteed cremini mushrooms
1 medium-sized ramekin
1/2 cup sharp cheddar, grated
2 slices of chewy peasant or whole wheat bread, sliced, toasted, and cut to fit your ramekin
1 thin slice of Black forest or other ham
1 teaspoon maple syrup
2 large Organic eggs
Pepper, freshly ground
Nutmeg, freshly ground

Make sure your oven rack is in the middle and set to 400.

Place a frying pan on the stove on medium-high heat. Once hot, add in the ham. Cook for a couple of minutes. Turn and add the maple syrup. Cook until just starting to darken and curl on the sides. Remove from pan. Make a couple 1 inch slits in the middle of the ham. Set aside.

Baked eggs with cheddar, ham, and sauteed cremini mushrooms

Lay the bread on the bottom of the ramekin. Add the ham. Add the mushrooms, then most of the cheese, making sure to leave two hole on either side of the bottom to fit the eggs. Crack the eggs into the holes. Add the remaining cheese. Crack pepper and nutmeg over the top, and place in the oven for 12-15 minutes until the whites color but the eggs are still runny. Serve immediately.

Baked eggs with cheddar, ham, and sauteed cremini mushrooms

Sauteed cremini mushrooms
A handful of cremini mushrooms, wiped clean with a paper towel, stems removed, and sliced thinly
A tablespoon of ghee (or butter)
A teaspoon of fresh marjoram, chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
Nutmeg, freshly ground
Pepper, freshly ground
Pinch of paprika

Heat the ghee in a frying pan on medium heat. Once hot add in the garlic and saute for a couple of minutes, until turning golden. Add in the marjoram and saute for 30 seconds. Add in the mushrooms and stir. Add the pepper, nutmeg, and paprika. Saute until the mushrooms start to soften, about 4 minutes. Salt and taste. Adjust seasonings. Remove from heat.

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  1. annie wrote:

    this looks so delicious!!! congrats on your 1 years and may your meals continue to be delicious and healthy :)

    November 14th, 2008 at 8:18 pm
  2. Andrea wrote:

    Wow that looks absolutely delicious.
    You should join opensourcefood
    Your recipes and photos are great, I’ll try these on sunday :)

    November 15th, 2008 at 4:35 am
  3. Jane wrote:

    his looks and sounds amazing, it on my Sunday morning specials list. Thanks

    November 15th, 2008 at 12:05 pm
  4. Graeme wrote:

    Ham and eggs. Anniversary: success!
    They look so sexy, don’t they? Gotta love a bit of egg porn.

    November 15th, 2008 at 2:01 pm
  5. Micha wrote:

    Congrats! May you have many more free, love filled years to come!

    November 15th, 2008 at 2:51 pm
  6. Amber wrote:

    Isn’t breakfast so comforting when you just get to sit and savor the morning and the food? This looks wonderful and especially the mushrooms. Congratulations on love and marriage. Be blessed with many many more.

    November 15th, 2008 at 4:31 pm
  7. Angela wrote:

    What a perfect celebration of your two loves. Gorgeous and delicious recipe. Happy anniversary!

    November 15th, 2008 at 6:55 pm
  8. We Are Never Full wrote:

    happy anniversary. i’ve gotta say, eggs are one of my favorite things too. not just for breakfast but for lunch or dinner. this is a simple, beautiful preparation!

    November 16th, 2008 at 9:25 pm
  9. Anjuli wrote:

    Everyone: Thank you for all the kind words.

    Andrea: Thanks for the tip. I just signed up. Now, what to post up there? :)

    Graeme: It is true. Eggs and cheese are one of the sexiest combos.

    We Are Never Full: I actually made just put eggs in my tacos for dinner. So I second that!

    November 16th, 2008 at 11:10 pm
  10. Becky wrote:

    holy…these look really good. i love a good runny egg. and mushrooms and ham sound like they complement one another perfectly. yum!

    November 17th, 2008 at 10:48 pm
  11. Anjuli wrote:

    Becky: Yea. Runny egg + bread and mushrooms + ham. Mmmmm…

    November 18th, 2008 at 11:37 am
  12. LOUISE AYER wrote:

    dad here, anju darling.can’t get enough of your wonderful recipes!keep them coming please!as thanksgiving approaches i want to wish you and matt the very happiest anniversary!

    love you the mostest,
    your doting dad

    November 22nd, 2008 at 3:55 pm
  13. Mike wrote:

    Now I’m looking forward to breakfast!! :)
    this looks absolutely delicious. Happy aniversary you two. JoAnn and I are so happy for both of you.

    the other doting dad

    November 25th, 2008 at 3:54 pm
  14. Nathan wrote:

    I don’t use the marjoram, garlic, or syrup, and I would recommend havarti over the cheddar, but that is an excellent dish!I also use the common white button mushrooms, but chanterelles would be the cat’s meow…

    March 2nd, 2009 at 11:30 pm

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