6.03.2012

Baked Eggs Napoleon

Ryan said "If Napoleon's military strategy at Waterloo was as successful as this dish, we'd probably all be speaking French."

We LOVED these! After gobbling them right up, we wanted to make another batch (even though they were surprisingly filling). The jalapeno isn't overpowering at all, and gave it a little extra flavor to take the "fried" egg and tater tot bed to the next level.

Jokingly, we talked about how fun it would be someday to start a bed and breakfast. We'd have these Baked Eggs Napoleon on the top of the breakfast menu. Who knows? By the time we retire (if I'm still food blogging), we'll have a massive repertoire of dishes to choose from. Dare to dream, right?

Either way, these rocked our socks. Enjoy!

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Baked Eggs Napoleon

1/2 bag tater tots, cooked and crumbled (or you could use homemade hash browns)
2 T butter
1 T jalapeno, seeded and finely diced
1/2 C yellow/white onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 C mozzarella cheese, shredded
4 eggs
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter and add onion,  jalapenos. Cook 3-5 minutes until onions are clear. Add in garlic, and cook about a minute.

Spray four white ramekin dishes with non-stick spray. Divide the crumbled tots between the two dishes, pushing the tots down hard to create a mold (helps them come out easier after baking).

Divide the onion mixture over the four ramekins. Top each one with mozzarella. With your finger, make a little indent in the mozzarella so the egg can stay in one place - Crack and egg into each ramekin, season with salt and pepper.

Bake for 5 minutes. Broil on high for 5-6 minutes, or until eggs are set. Rest for 5 minutes before serving. Ramekins are super hot, so we just used a fork and removed them from the ramekins in their own little cups (serving them without the ramekins).

Enjoy!

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8 comments:

  1. I absolutely love this breakfast dish....I can't wait to try it one of these weekend. I pinned it so I don't forget,lol....love it :)

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  2. Very pretty and I am sure it is tasty too.

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  3. YUM! I loved baked eggs! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I know it tastes good but more than that I love the way it looks. Your'e sharing this today on foodie friday?

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  5. I have never had baked eggs but this makes me think I need to try. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday!

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  6. What a great idea! Was it hard to get them out of the ramekins in one piece with the egg on top? Thanks for the recipe!

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    1. They came right out. I was nervous about it, to be honest. But we've made this recipe a few times now and they slip right out of the ramekin (I think the cooking spray + tater tots were a great combo for such a thing :)

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  7. I tried this recipe with a few changes. I omitted the jalepeno and used homemade hash browns and instead of mozzarella I used Alouette herb chees. That's what I like about this recipe, you can really change it up a lot. I figured because the tater tots weren't cooked before being placed in the ramekin, the hash browns would be fine that way too. Wrong. Use the tots, or pre cook your hash browns. They end up with a weird texture and their color turns murky. Tasted fine though, but next time I will just use tots. Great recipe.

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