Shirred Eggs

Shirred Eggs
William Meppem
Serves 8
preparation
10
minutes
cooking
30
minutes
other
0
minutes

Ingredients

1
tablespoon
olive oil
1
teaspoon
red-wine vinegar
1 1/2
cups
chopped tomatoes or 1 28-ounce can plum tomatoes, drained and chopped
2
tablespoons
chopped fresh chives or scallions
4 to 6
slices whole-grain bread
1/4
pound
prosciutto or good-quality ham, thinly sliced
8
eggs
1/4
cup
heavy cream

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 375° F.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the oil, vinegar, tomatoes, and 1 tablespoon of the chives.
  3. Arrange the bread in a single layer in a 13-by-9-inch ovenproof baking dish. Top with the prosciutto and the tomato mixture.
  4. Break the eggs on top and drizzle with the cream. Bake until the whites have set but the yolks are slightly runny, 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle with the remaining tablespoon of chives.
Kay Chun and Jane Kirby
November 2001

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 191
  • Calcium 50 mg
  • Carbohydrate 9 g
  • Cholesterol 234 mg
  • Fat 12 g
  • Fiber 1 g
  • Iron 2 mg
  • Protein 12 mg
  • Sat Fat 4 g
  • Sodium 426 mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.