Parisian Style Baked Eggs

Making breakfast is my favorite meal to cook. In our house it happens on Saturdays & Sundays. A few Sundays ago I made Ina Garten's Herbed-Baked Eggs & they were delicious. I paired the dish with lightly toasted crostini & some turkey sausage (because that's what Luke likes).

I call these Parisian Baked Eggs because they're from Ina's Barefoot in Paris cookbook. It also sounds slightly more elegant when you sit down at the table for breakfast, to nosh on Parisian style baked eggs. Don't you think?

Parisian Style Baked Eggs
[serves 2]

1/4 tsp minced fresh garlic
1/4 tsp minced fresh thyme leaves
1/4 tsp minced fresh rosemary leaves
1 tsp minced fresh parsley
1 tbs freshly grated Parmesan
5 extra-large eggs
2 tbs heavy cream
1 tbs unsalted butter
Kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper
Toasted French bread or brioche, for serving

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

Combine the garlic, thyme, rosemary, parsley & Parmesan, set aside. Carefully crack 5 eggs into a small bowl (you won't be baking them in these) without breaking the yolks. (It's very important to have all the eggs ready to go & at room temperature before you start cooking.)

Place the cream & butter in a baking dish & place under the broiler for about 3 minutes, until it's hot & bubbly. Quickly & carefully pour the eggs into the baking dish & sprinkle evenly with the herb mixture, then sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper. Place the dish back under the broiler for 5 to 6 minutes, until the whites of the eggs are almost cooked. The eggs will continue to cook after you take them out of the oven. Allow to set for 60 seconds and serve hot with toasted bread.

*click on the link I provided above for Ina's recipe. The recipe I typed up is my adaptation of the recipe.


  1. Those eggs look delicious. The French do love their eggs. Breakfast is my favorite meal to cook too! I love eating breakfast for dinner.

  2. i. love. eggs. but have never tried baking them? this looks delicious though!

  3. This looks like perfection! A perfect weekend brunch :)

  4. p.s. weird and random, but I *think* I saw Luke at the Target by Washington Square last week? If not, he has a doppelgänger in town, haha

  5. Oh my goodness, these look so good!

  6. What a classy little brunch dish! How do you think this would work if I made it for a buffet brunch? Can it sit awhile and still be good?


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