A Simple Way To Dress Up An Egg
February 13, 2012 16 Comments
Snack Girl is on an egg kick because eggs are just SO nutritious.
I promise NO MORE egg recipes after this one until Easter. Really :)
Why are they nutritious? A baby embryo was supposed to consume that yolk to become a chick! (hmmmm, maybe you don't want to think about that :)
And, they are an affordable source of protein when you compare them to meat.
Hard Boiled Eggs are a simple way to enjoy an egg. But, they are a little dull on their own.
How do you make eggs interesting? Try poaching them in a tomato sauce. It is ridiculously easy and all it takes is a bit of planning.
You can make 4 or more of these at once and then just store them in your fridge for later consumption. They keep really well with plastic wrap or in plastic bags.
These taste great cold, room temperature, or hot. You can shove them in your bag to take to work and heat in the microwave.
The key is to find a tomato sauce you like or make your own. Be sure there isn't any added cheese to your sauce or the amount of calories in this dish will change radically. The tastiest sauces are in the refrigerated section of the store, but they tend to be much more expensive than the jarred brands.
If you want to make this recipe more interesting, add some spinach, onions, green pepper, or whatever suits you. I think some chopped veggies would be a yummy addition.
Finally, get your hands on some cute ramekins. These are incredibly elegant and give your snack an enticing lift above a bag of chips.
Ramekins are versatile. You can use them to serve olives or pickles. If you have kids, giving them individual portions in these little bowls will motivate them to eat almost anything.
Of course, a dessert that WILL NOT BE MENTIONED ON THIS SITE (creme brulee) is commonly served in these. But, you can't make that dessert without a blow torch so don't even try it!
I found my ramekins at a thrift store because it seems to be one of those items that collect dust in people's cupboards. Check out the ones below from Amazon.com.
Tomato Sauce Poached Eggs Recipe
1/2 cup pre-made tomato sauce
grated Parmesan (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 F. Put the tomato sauce in bottom of a ramekin or an oven-proof coffee cup. Crack egg on top of sauce and top with a little grated Parmesan. Place ramekins on baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes until the egg is cooked as much as you like it. If you like runny eggs you can take it out of the oven a few minutes earlier.
For one serving with one teaspoon of Parmesan - 81 calories, 4.7 g fat, 3.7 g carbohydrates, 6.7 g protein, 0.9 g fiber, 395 mg sodium, 2 Points+
Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only.
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