On the Boatel our breakfast menus are both appealing to the eye and the palate. We never serve just plain old eggs, we like to jazz eggs up. We have discovered some exciting ways to cook eggs and some of our favorite are with colourful sweet bell peppers. We have two ways we like to make them and I have included both recipes below for you to try. The rings are fast and easy especially when you don’t have a lot of time.
Baked Sweet Peppers with Eggs
3 medium size sweet bell peppers (red, yellow or orange) *see note below
12 Tablespoons of Asiago or other flavourful cheese divided
6 large eggs (do not use extra-large eggs)
Salt and pepper to season
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Wash and cut the peppers in half including the stem. Clean out all the seeds and place the peppers cut side down on a tray lined with foil or parchment paper and bake for 10 minutes or until they begin to soften. Remove from the oven and turn them over. Sprinkle 1 Tablespoon of Asiago or any type of strong flavourful cheese in the bottom. Carefully break the egg into the baked sweet pepper. *note: do not use Extra Large eggs if your peppers are small because the egg white will just overflow or if the peppers are large then you may need 2 eggs. Sprinkle with remaining 1 Tablespoon of cheese Return to the oven and bake for another 8 to 12 minutes or until egg whites are set. The time depends on the size of the peppers and eggs. One egg in a small pepper take 10-12 minutes and two eggs in one large pepper take 12-15 minutes. Watch carefully not to overcook the eggs. Serve with toast and fruit.
Baked Eggs in Sweet Pepper Rings
½ Tablespoon of Olive or avocado oil or you also use cooking spray
3 medium to large colourful sweet bell peppers
6 large eggs (do not use extra-large)
Salt and pepper to season
Slice peppers with a sharp knife into thick rings and trim the interior but keeping the ring intact In a frying pan add oil on medium heat and cook pepper rings for 2-3 minutes until they just start to brown and soften. Carefully crack the egg into ring. If the eggs are too large they will overflow so keep thing in mind when cutting the rings. Cover and cook until egg whites are set or about 7-10 minutes. While the eggs are cooking toast the English Muffins. You can either serve the egg rings on top of the English muffins or on the side with fruit.
There are so many creative ways to cook eggs, we also like to do them in squash rings and baked potatoes. We however draw the line in making them in glazed donuts! You might also like to try these recipes for Italian Baked Egg recipe or Eggs Strata