Monday, January 30

Menu Idea Monday

Does this look yummy or what?

Sadly, it's not my picture... it's borrowed from Spoon Fork Bacon where the original recipe is posted. I made these Baked Egg Boats over the weekend and they didn't last long enough to get pictures of!

Theoretically a brunch recipe, this was fantastically easy and delicious.

You can check out the full recipe here, but essentially you're going to cut a deep U shape in a demi baguette (homemade or store bought) and fill it with a mixture of eggs, bacon, peppers, onions and cheese. Then you're going to bake it for 20 minutes, slice it into cute little wedges and serve.

Opinion: Definitely a keeper! The egg mixtures soaks into the bread giving it the rich, custard-y texture of french toast under a light, fluffy filling that rivals the best omelets. Active prep time is less than five minutes and clean up is a snap. The recipe scales easily, so you can make it just for yourself or for a crowd with equal ease.

My Modifications: I subbed in peppers and onions for the green onions, and bacon for the pancetta. Both substitutions worked great. I also subbed in goat cheese for the Gruyère because I had some on hand I wanted to use up. This is a forgiving recipe and you can freely adjust the add-ins to your taste.

Dietary Mod Friendly: This is pretty flexible, so as long as you can find a crusty bread you can eat you'll be good to go!

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