Monday, May 9, 2011

Broiled Eggs

I came across this idea on Pam's blog a couple of weeks ago, and decided to try it recently. It was pretty easy, and my dearly beloved and Dan, eager lab test critters that they are, did enjoy them.

BROILED EGGS

3 tbsp milk
1 tbsp butter

sliced mushrooms (fresh or canned)
fresh snipped chives
salt and pepper
6 to 9 eggs (I used 8)

Put the milk and butter in a broiler proof pan, and put them under the broiler until the butter melts and the milk is hot. Add the mushrooms and return to the broiler for a minute. (Note: I only put the mushrooms in 2/3 of the pan, since you all know I don't eat fungus. I didn't want to deprive my guys.) Meanwhile, break the eggs carefully into a bowl, and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. When the mushrooms are broiled, slide the eggs into the pan, atop the mushrooms. Sprinkle the chives over the top of the eggs, and return to the broiler for 4 to 5 minutes, until the whites are set, but the yolks still run. Serve with toast.
This was actually a low-mess method of cooking eggs, and faster than trying to cook the same quantity in a skillet on the stove top. In fairness, however, I don't believe you'd enjoy this all that much on a Saturday in August, when it's 90 degrees out. Just saying.

Anyway, thanks, Pam, for a good idea! I'll be cooking eggs this way again.

15 comments:

Nichole said...

Sounds yummy! I had lobster benedict yesterday that was fabulous!

Sue said...

I'm not an egg person (too slimy)but Rob would probably like that.

I love that you agree with me about dust and pawprints. There are just so many more important and fun things to do than to obsess over something you can't defeat.
Sue

Katherine Aucoin said...

I am thinking I may want this for dinner tonight.

Glad you had a wonderful Mother's Day, Marjie, you received some beautiful flowers!

Channon said...

Heaven! I'm tempted to try it with spinach tonight. Sissy thinks it looks grand, but can't have onions...

rottrover said...

Those look de-lish!! I like the spinach idea, too. Thanks!

Sending Virtual Rottie Kisses!

Claire S. said...

Not for me - too easy to end up with slimy whites (shudders) I bet hubby would like them though. BTW - looks like you had a great Mother's Day - pretty flowers !

Pam said...

I am so glad you guys liked them... my husband and I thought they were great!

Janna Renee said...

That sounds super easy! we have only recently started allowing fungus to enter our house, so this might be a good recipe for us to add more into our diet lol

Mickle in NZ said...

What a great method for cooking "sunnyside-up" eggs for a number of folks, and being able to serve all of them at once. Plus I'm always in favour of cutting back on the washing up!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I also tried this recipe and it was a brilliant idea. I will certainly use again and again. Diane

The Blonde Duck said...

Are they squishy?

Linda said...

We love eggs here and I'll be giving this a shot tomorrow at breakfast.

grace said...

i don't think i'll ever see the last new way to prepare eggs! this is a great idea and one i've certainly never seen before. it's definitely worth a try.

Tavolini said...

I am definitely going to make these next week--looks fantastic and simple.

Tatersmama said...

How simple! I'll definitely be giving this one a try this weekend, because as far as I'm concerned, weekend cooking always has to be 'minimum fuss' - or it doesn't happen! Which might be why I eat a lot of toast on Saturday nights. ;)