This is an easy breakfast recipe, one to make spur of the moment some lazy weekend while the tomatoes are still luscious. I used thick slices of fresh San Marzano tomatoes: beautiful.
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KITCHEN NOTES The inspiring recipe specified adding the eggs to the partly-heated tomatoes and baking for another 4 minutes. Even after 14 minutes, the whole egg was barely cooked but would make raw-egg people (hello, 80K!) squeamish. A second egg, whose yolk broke and dispersed throughout the tomatoes, was perfectly cooked -- in fact, while the dish wouldn't be as pretty, next time I might whisk an egg or two (or my favorite for omelettes, an egg plus two extra whites) and pour over the tomatoes.
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BAKED EGGS & TOMATOES
Time to table: 20 - 40 minutes
Serves 1 but easily multiplied
1 garlic clove, minced
Salt & pepper to taste
1 teaspoon olive oil (plenty ...)
1 - 2 eggs
1 - 2 anchovy filets, optional
Preheat oven to 375F. Slice tomatoes about 1/3 inch thick and layer in an oven-safe dish, overlapping a bit. Sprinkle with parsley, oregano, garlic and salt and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil. (Wipe the sides of the dish with a damp paper towel if you care about aesthetics.) Bake for about 10 minutes plus whatever time is left to preheat. Carefully slip an egg onto the tomatoes, then place an anchovy or two alongside. Bake for another 4 - 20 minutes, or until whites are cooked and yolk fully heated through. (This will still qualify as 'raw' or 'uncooked' egg for anyone who worries about salmonella.)
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