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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Barefoot Bloggers Wild Card

Please if you haven't yet (and are so inclined) click on the Crisco link and vote for my Caribbean Chicken with Roasted Jalapeno Mango Sauce!! $25,000 is on the line!


This week for Barefoot Bloggers an interesting feature has been introduced. (BTW for anyone who does not know, Barefoot Bloggers are a group of food bloggers that prepare a delicious recipe created by Ina Garten-The Barefoot Contessa-on two Thursdays of each month). The new feature is a wild card of sorts or as the Barefoot blogger hosts call it backtracking...we're allowed to choose an alternate Barefoot Blogger) recipe as a substitute for one of this month's selections.
I am sooooo relieved! This weeks selection was to have been Tuna Salad (selected by Kate of Warm Olives and Cool Cocktails). There are only two thing I can absolutely not eat and they are Tuna and mayonnaise. This tuna salad does not call for mayonnaise but nevertheless I am using the wild card. I decided to select a recipe that was prepared before I joined the Barefoot Bloggers group-in fact, it was the very first recipe that the group prepared: Herbed Baked Eggs from Ina Garten's Barefoot in Paris Cookbook.

The results were positively divine! What an absolutely elegant and delicious way to serve eggs. I was out of parsley so I substituted fresh sage for the parsley; I'm certain that any herb combination would be wonderful. I would love to try substituting different cheeses-I was thinking of perhaps a Cotija cheese with bits of jalapeno tossed in for a Tex-Mex version.

Herbed Baked Eggs

1/4 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
1/4 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
1/4 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
1 tablespoon fresh parsley
1 tablespoon freshly grated Parmesan cheese
6 extra large eggs
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
kosher salt and 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 and Parmesan cheese and set aside. Carefully crack three eggs into each of two bowls without breaking the yolks. (It's important to have all the eggs ready to go before cooking).
Place 2 individual gratin dishes on a baking sheet. Place 1 tablespoon cream and 1/2 tablespoon of butter 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 with the herb mixture then sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper. Place under the broiler for 5-6 minutes 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 once you take them out of the oven. Allow to set for 60 seconds and serve hot with toasted bread.

16 comments:

Mary said...

I made these a while back and they are absolutely delicious.

rookie cookie said...

I voted for you! So awesome that you are a finalist!!!

I also twittered this link so more people will vote for you.

GO VERONICA GO!!!

Maria said...

Good luck to you! I Hope you win. You have my vote!

Barbara Bakes said...

Good luck on the contest. Your recipe sounds wonderful!

Lynda said...

These eggs look so creamy and satisfying- like comfort food, kicked up a notch!
Thanks for stopping by my blog. You have some very enticing recipes here!

Jennifer said...

I voted!! Do you live in CT? please email me as we need to talk. I am in RI and would love to meet some foodies!
I know you voted already but I will put this out there for commenters:
Please check out recipe #5 in the stovetop blogher contest--you may wish to vote...for me!!
http://www.blogher.com/vote-best-recipe-stove-top-dinner-challenge

Cate O'Malley said...

I think I might have just found Sunday's breakfast - the eggs look simply delicious!

Allie said...

I know you'll win! I've got my friends voting too.

The eggs look yummy great recipe to change up the same ole same we eat, can't wait to try it!

Karen Harris said...

Your Crisco dish looks delicious! I love eggs and I'm going to have to try this recipe. Best of luck!!

Katherine Aucoin said...

I'm on my way to vote for you, I hope you win!

This is a wonderful dish...looks like it would be heavenly for breakfast or dinner!

That Girl said...

These look beautiful!

Desmone007 said...

I'm from the Caribbean so I just had to vote for your chicken recipe! I hope you win. I like your herb egg recipe too - looks delicious! Hope you wouldn't mind having Foodista readers directed to your blog. Just add your choice of widget and you're all set!

Elyse said...

Mmm, I'm glad you used your wildcard. These baked eggs look scrumptious!! I'm always a fan :) Sorry that I've been an absent commenter; I just finished up my law school exams and am finally getting around to my google reader.

Karen said...

I make Ina's baked eggs often and they're one of my favorite.

Off to vote!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Wow, they look awesome. With laying hens, we have plenty of eggs. Egg sandwiches, scrambled eggs and potato/eggs are getting boring.

Will have to try this one out.

Thanks,
Ramona

RecipeGirl said...

Looks wonderful!

Darn, the voting says it's closed, but I do wish you good luck if that helps any :)