Sunday, January 15, 2012

Baked Egg Boats

Today was a day of staying home and hanging out with the dog on his leash while various workmen 1. Repaired things  2. Changed all the house locks.  3. Looked at things for quite a while and said they would return to repair them.  4. Removed vital parts of the equipment like the water pump and promised to return with said parts repaired.

Moving into any new house is always like this so I try to remain patient and thank God for the internet and the lovely lady who works for me and can translate when the workers do not speak English.

Meanwhile on the internets, I had plenty of time for browsing.  I found this recipe which sounded different and fun.  I just happened to have, because I usually do, some half baguettes in my freezer so I thought I’d give it a try for dinner tonight.

2 whole wheat demi baguettes
3 eggs
1/4  cup or 59ml heavy cream
2 oz or 57g smoked bacon
2 oz or 57g cheese of your choice – I used one that was called Red Hot Dutch.
1 green onion
Sea salt
Black pepper

Preheat oven to 350°F or 180°C.

Build a stand out of heavy duty foil by folding the foil up in three places so the baguette canoes remain upright.

Cut a deep “V” through the tops of each baguette until about a 1/2 inch to the bottom. Take some of the insides out of the loaves. 

Chop the bacon into little pieces and fry it till it’s crispy.  Drain well.

Grate your cheese and chop your green onion finely.

Place the eggs and cream into a mixing bowl and lightly beat together. Whisk in the remaining ingredients and lightly season with salt, black pepper and a sprinkle of cayenne.

Pour half the mixture into each baguette, which should be standing upright in their foil stand.

Bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown, puffed and set in the center. Season with more salt and pepper, if desired.  (The original recipe said 20-25 minutes but the egg was still quite runny so I had to put them back in.)  Mine also didn't puff very much. 

Allow to cool for about five minutes.  Cut and serve along side a mixed green salad.  We thought they were very tasty!  Kind of like quiche without having to make a crust. 


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