Monday, November 5, 2012

Baked eggs

Baked Eggs

You would be surprised if I say I spent more then 5 minutes trying to decide how to name this post.
It is post about a dish my mum use to make for me.

My mum worked all her life as a teacher, first as a village teacher , at a time when teachers were really respected and kids would get up early in the morning and walk for few km , on the rain snow or sun to come to the school.
A lot of generation passed through 'her hands' and I find it amazing how these kids, now adults with there own families, stop her on the street sometimes and say: 'Do you remember me.. I was in your class in the third row', and she does remember.
Even she educated so many kids, she always had time for us. She was and still is tough mum, with a lot of authority, but she dedicated all her life to and my sister.

There is something I inherited from her...we both show our love through food. I so much enjoy to make favourite food for my family and friends. And she does that always. So..this dish is one of the dishes my mum made to me, I love it so much.

Now I changed it a bit, add some ingredients I didn't like as a kid and I hope you will like it also.

Baked Eggs

Baked Eggs

1/2 pepper, chopped
handful cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 small onion
2 cloves garlic
1tbs olive oil
100g ground beef
2tbs tomato pulp
chopped parsley leaves
2 eggs
pecorino, finely grated
1tbs olive oil salt pepper

Place olive oil in a pan and add garlic and onion. Cook for 1 min and add green pepper and tomato. After 2 minutes add tomato pulp and parsley. Add salt and pepper and 2 tbs water.
Cook for few minutes,add water if needed.

In a meantime heat the oven to 180C, grill. When meat and vegetables are cooked place them in individual oven dishes, and place egg on top of each. Sprinkle with grated pecorino and put in the oven. Bake for 15 minutes or until eggs are cooked.

Sprinkle with some more grated pecorino and serve.


  1. thank you for sharing your mums story. Sanda the last photograph is so beautiful i want a copy!! gorgeous!

  2. Hi Sanda!
    I just found your little space and I'm already loving it! I like how all the recipes are simple yet seem so yummy! I saw the recipe of your mother's simple cake and I would love to try it, but I was wondering if you have any advice for a filling other than strawberries (since we can hardly find them at this time of the year.) Maybe something for chocolate lovers?
    Greetings from a new follower! :)

    1. Hi Estella,

      I am so happy to hear you liked it!!
      As my mum cake, I think you can put some chocolate chips and bake a cake like that, then top with some ganache..I never tried, I allwyas bake it with fruits. Let me know how did it go.

  3. I love it when food is accompanied by nostalgic feelings and sweet memories. Especially when they're childhood memories :)
    The eggs look delicious!

  4. Hey Sanda! I love what you said about expressing your love through cooking. I was thinking to learn how to cook for my little ones every week-ends, and I think this dish would be a great start... What side dish would you recommend for them? French fries? And please, do share some more of those special recipes from your mother!

    1. Thanks Kevin! I eat it with bread but french fries would be good also.Let me know if they liked.

  5. Hi

    Your dish sounds so yummy! I love the photos too! One question- what is tomato pulp? Would that be like tomato paste or crushed tomatoes from a can?
    I'm making this tonight :)


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    1. Thanks for your quick response!