Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Let's Do...Brunch?

I confess: I love brunch.

I love going out to brunch and making brunch at home. I love the prospect of sleeping in on a Sunday morning knowing that there are places out there that will accommodate me-places that know that I don't want to eat a burger and fries or pasta vongole when I wake up. Yes, brunch is where it's at.

Recreating a nice brunch for your family and friends does not have to be difficult-in fact, if you pick and choose the right recipes, you might even be able to stay in bed almost as long as you want to. This recipe is tried and true, and has always brought me rave reviews.

Shirred Eggs

1/2 t. Garlic
1/2 t. Rosemary
1 T. Parsley
8 Eggs
4 Slices of Ham, Thin
4 T. Heavy Cream
2 T. Butter
Salt & Pepper To Taste
Toasted French Bread, Croissants or Brioche

1. Preheat broiler. Prepare 4 ramekins with 1 T. of cream and 1/2 T. Butter each. Place a piece of ham in the dish. Set aside.
2. Combine Rosemary, Parsley and Garlic. Set aside.
3. Crack 2 eggs into each ramekin, taking care not to break the yolks. Sprinkle herbs on top and season with salt and pepper.
4. Broil ramekins until the white of the eggs are no longer clear. Allow to rest for 1 minute and serve with toasted bread.
This is a modified recipe from culinary school. I don't know where they got it. Picture from Wikimedia Commons.

1 comment:

Linda said...

Ah yes, shirred eggs. Only had them once but they were really, really good and the company (and chef) was even better!