Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Herbed Baked Eggs

It was good to be back in the kitchen. Husband Jim thought so as well! Weekend breakfasts are always special and for this, my first breakfast in a long time, what better to fix than our favorite herbed baked eggs.

The Blue and White china, of course. These are Johnson Brothers Asiatic Pheasant. Bought for the patio, actually, but used more indoors. Husband Jim doesn't like the blue and white Spode mugs, preferring what he calls his "man mug". And I humor him. White hotel napkins in the silver napkin rings and a centerpiece of dried hydrangea in a vase given to me by a dear friend. It goes so perfectly with my blue and white!

The eggs are baked in my white gratin dishes. Two eggs per person, please.
And to make the breakfast perfect -- Wolferman's English muffins slathered in butter and some homemade strawberry jam.

It's Thursday which means that it's time to join Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.

The eggs are a weekend favorite and they are so easy to prepare.


1/4 t. minced fresh garlic
1/4 t. minced fresh thyme
1/4 t. minced fresh rosemary
1 T. minced fresh Parsley
1 T. freshly grated Parmesan
6 extra large egg
2 T. heavy cream
1 T. butter
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preheat the broiler for 5 minutes and place the oven rack 6 inches below the heat.

Combine the garlic, thyme, rosemary, parsley and Parmesan and set aside. Carefully crack 3 eggs into each of 2 small bowls or teacups (you won't be taking them in those) without breaking the yolks. (It's very important to have all the eggs ready to go before you start cooking).

Place 2 individual gratin dishes on a baking sheet. Place 1 T. of cream and 1/2 T of buter in each dish and place under the broiler for about 3 minutes until hot and bubbly. Quickly, but carefully, pour 3 eggs into each gratin dish and sprinkle evenly with the herb mixture, then sprinkle liberally with the salt and pepper.

Place back under the broiler for 5 to 6 minues, until the whites of the egg are almost cooked. (Rotate the baking sheet once if they aren't cooking evenly). The eggs will continue to cook after you take them out of the oven. Allow to set for 60 seconds and serve.

NOTE: I used only two eggs per person. But I kept the rest of the recipe as written.


The Tablescaper said...

So happy to hear that you're feeling better. The baked eggs look good and easy - the best combo. I love all of your blue and white, inside or out!

- The Tablescaper

william said...

Martha, your breakfast looks absolutely wonderful and I am so glad you are feeling better!


Southerncook said...

YUM, your breakfast looks fabulous. I am so glad to hear that you are feeling better.


Suz said...

oh this has inspired me
sounds tasty

nannykim said...

hmmm, first time having breakfast in how long? This looks wonderful! I dont't have those type of dishes to bake it in , but I have some I could use. I think I might do this--without the cream --I 'll just have to experiment. I allow myself eggs every so often!

Allie and Pattie said...

So good to have you back Martha! And, of course, your breakfast looks lovely- I am quite sure Jim is a happy man
xoxo Pattie

Lemon Verbena Lady said...

Glad you are better. I love Ina's recipes. So indulgent! We had herb omelets on Sunday. Great herbal minds think alike!

Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...

I'm glad you're feeling better day by day. I just ate my dinner, but those eggs are making me hungry! I'll have to try them.:-)


Beth said...

Those are fabulous dishes, Martha. I just love your blue and white Johnson Brothers! The eggs look great too. Have a good week.
Hugs and blessings, Beth

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Entertaining Women said...

Well, I'd say you jumped back in with both feet! Breakfast is my favorite meal, and yours looks delicious. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Pondside said...

Wow - when you decide to be up-and-about you don't fool around - straight into the kitchen! These look yummy.

From the Kitchen said...

This is one of my favorite Ina recipes and shows. Loved seeing Ina and Jeffrey sitting outside the French bistro and then seeing her reproduce this tasty dish in her kitchen. Thanks for the reminder that this is a tasty treat. Always love your "blue" table settings.


Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

Beautiful table and the eggs look yummy!


Mary Bergfeld said...

This is a lovely recipe and served in such beautiful surroundings I can only imagine how wonderful this breakfast actually was. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Barbara said...

How nice that you are up and about! Breakfast looks delicious. I am definitely going to try that recipe. Thanks for sharing it. Love your table.

Karen in Boulder said...

I baked the eggs for supper last night, adding a few shrimp (chopped) that we needed to use up. Lots of herbs ... deeeeelish! My meat-eating husband approved enthusiastically. Thanks for sharing this dish, and keep up your good recovery!

Marlis said...

so glad you are up and around again! Your eggs look scrumptious. men and their cups.. I know.. just shakin my head. I love your blue and white it's timeless and traditional and so elegant!

niartist said...

YAY You're up and moving! :) What don't I like about this? It's stunning all the way around! GORGEOUS!!!! I thought I commented on this yesterday ... but I guess I just thought I did. :) I'm definitely going to try this recipe! I keep asking Scott to have a brunch ... course, I suppose part of that would be my responsibility. I still have the house turned upside down. LOL! Anyway - when we do it get it back together, I'm definitely trying this!

Marigene said...

Breakfast is my favorite meal...glad that you are getting back to "normal".

jayayceeblog said...

Sounds simple and delicious. Definitely plan to give this a try. I just pulled out my silver napkin rings and cleaned the tarnish off a few days ago since we're having a few folks over for dinner soon.

Barbara said...

Now that looks as if it would make a delicious lunch too.