If there’s one thing I don’t eat enough of, it’s eggs. Considering we own three chickens, which produce 2-3 eggs every day, and have done for the past 2-3 years, eggs are rather overlooked on our food eating agenda. This is a shame, since it’s always best to use easily exploitable resources. It would make more economic sense, for us to eat more eggs than we do. The second, and possibly most important, consideration behind this recipe is that I simply don’t eat well enough in the mornings. My breakfast usually consists of some ridiculously over-priced and over-sweet cereal, or nothing at all. Neither of these options are particularly healthy. As such, I want to try and create some new and interesting breakfast dishes, which include egg. This recipe isn’t strictly or explicitly for the breakfasting hour. However, it worked jolly well for me.
The trick with this dish is, as with most other tomato based meals, to cook the tomatoes for a significant period of time. As you’ll see, I cooked mine for around 25 minutes before even putting it in the oven. This does mean that one will have to get up rather early if one wants this for their breakfast. However, let’s face it, it’s going to be more than worth it. Besides, people stay in bed far too long these days. I do hope you all enjoy this post and return tomorrow for my special one-year anniversary post!
Spicy Tomato Baked Eggs
• 4 eggs
• 2 tins of plum tomatoes
• 1 onion, finely chopped
• 1-2 chilis, with or without seeds
• 1 clove of garlic, mashed
• A small handful of coriander, stalks and all
• Olive oil
• Salt and Pepper
1. Fry the onions in a good glug of olive oil. Add the garlic, chilli and cook for two minutes before tipping in the tomatoes. Cook on a relatively high heat for 25 minutes, breaking up the plum tomatoes as you go. Pre-heat the oven to 180C. Season to taste, stir in the finely chopped stalks of coriander and pour into a suitably sized oven dish.
2. Make four little wells in the tomato mixture and crack in the eggs. It doesn’t matter at all if the yolk splits. Sprinkle a little more olive oil over the top and bake until the whites are firm and yolk is how you like it. Garnish with coriander to serve, bread is an optional extra.
Cost: Obviously, the eggs didn’t cost me a dime. However, I can’t assume the same of you, so this dish should set you back roughly £1.60. I shall take this opportunity to gloat and divulge the fact that this dish cost my stingy wallet a mere 80p.
132 replies on “Spicy Tomato Baked Eggs”
Your recipes always look so gorgeous! And by the way, I loved your recent Bio! It was nice to learn a bit more about the author of Frugal Feeding.
Thanks! I’m glad I’m in vogue 😀
Fantastic that has gone on the meal planner for the week ahead, the kids love eggs and tomaotes, will leave out the chilli though…thank you!
Thanks! OH, great! I love it when people make my recipes!
Hi Frugal. Cook the sauce the day before, cool and refrigerate. Next morning, reheat in microwave, then pour into baking dish and continue.
That had occurred to me – after I prepared it :D. Also, I can’t photograph in the evening! This is a great tip for everyone else though! Thanks, Sens.
A lovely dish and we can make it with our own eggs too (she says smugly!). Really reminds me of a Spanish dish we make here called Huevos a la Flamenca – it just has added some peas and slices of jamon and/or chorizo which obviously ups the price (especially outside of Spain) but turns it into a lovely light lunch or supper dish.
Haha, we can be smug together. I’ve seen dishes like that and intend to blog about them eventually – I have to space out these thing, you know! I love jamon and chorizo – it’s fair inexpensive in Spain though, right? It always has been where I go!
What a healthy frugal brunch that would make, just need my lazy ducks to start laying and I’ll try this with duck eggs. Mmmmm
Oh yes, that was the idea :D. Silly ducks. Give them a kick up the arse.
Oo my new favourite ^.^
Ahha! You simply must make it then.
I am a firm believer (though admittedly, only a recent practitioner) of a good and healthy breakfast not because of that “most important meal of the day” stuff but because if you kickstart the day on a healthy foot then its easier to continue AND its the meal in which its easiest to cram up to three of your five a day down your throat and then you can saunter on all happy and smug!
We used to keep chickens and I will do again, but for the time being living in a rented home next to a scary lady that shouts a lot and finds everything to complaion about…I’m leaving a new brood until we move on!
I’m all over these baked eggs! They look faaaaaaaaantastic!
I love a nice and healthy breakfast when one comes along! Sometime I do have a rather nice and crunchy apple! :D. Ahha. I bet you can’t wait to get some more chickens! I’m so glad you like the look of this dish.
Love it! It looks a little similar to huevos rancheros and that is a fave around here! Add lots of fresh crusty bread and something with bubbles you have the perfect brunch! 😉
Yes, it is very similar. I simply must do that one too – it has been on my list for so long. I’m not such a fan of champagne, but a bottle of cider would do nicely.
Congratulations on a year of blogging! And those eggs look gorgeous.
Thanks. They were absolutely delicious.
We love baked eggs at our house and this version looks delicious! This and a salad, some oven-roasted potatoes would be a good dinner too. But it’s a great weekend breakfast! See you tomorrow!
Thanks, Spree! I always love your compliments, they mean so much. To be honest, it’s great for every and any meal.
What an amazing dish, I made something very similar that was middle eastern called Shakshuka http://kitcheninspirations.wordpress.com/2011/02/19/shakshuka-a-middle-eastern-egg-dish/
A delicious combo of tomato sauce, spices and baked eggs. I made mine in small individual ramekins, but a huge baking dish also looks very impressive!
Yes, I’ve wanted to try that too. It shall happen, no doubt.
I agree with Hayley, very similar to Huevos Rancheros. You’ve inspired me.
It is, Huevos is already on my list of things to cook :D.
I wouldn’t have time to make anything like this on a weekday but I love making spicy baked eggs at weekends. I’ve made both shakshuka and huevos rancheros recently. It’s a nice change from a typical British cooked breakfast, which of course I love as well!
You could make the tomato sauce of an evening and simply bake it with eggs for the allotted time… I never have British cooked breakfast – I do prefer to be a bit healthier most of the time.
I was just thinking that toast for breakfast was getting a bit boring, and here you are with an answer. Well done.
It really does, doesn’t it? Thanks. Let me know if you give it a go.
Looks incredibly colourful!
Thanks – I was so impressed with the way it looked!
Well now, I wish I had this recipe last night when I couldn’t think of a thing to cook for supper. Thanks! I’ll give it a try real soon.
P.S.-Keep throwing in more very British “jolly well”s we Americans love that.
Oh, I am sorry that I didn’t blog it sooner :D. Oh I shall, I can’t help but use Britishisms…
Handy little number to have in the recipe arsenal.
Oh yes, very simple and tasty.
What a great way to eat eggs, love doing this. Your looks fantastic.
Thanks, Greg. I love doing this too.
Baked eggs has ALWAYS been one of my favourite breakfasts and have always wanted to know how to make them. I’m so thrilled that you blogged about them 🙂
And I’m so thrilled you enjoyed the post. You shall have to try them out! I have some other baked eggs kicking around somewhere on FrugalFeeding.
I am one of those picky people that has to have my eggs broken and whisked (scrambled eggs, omelets), but I love your seasonings and the look of your sauce. I look forward to reading your anniversary post tomorrow.
My mum is a bit like that, but even more extreme. I’m glad you like the recipe 😀
Hey, tomorrow is my one-year anniversary too!!
What a coincidence…
I like your recipe, but I rather have it for lunch… no time in the morning for cooking, is a shame.
Have a nice day, I’ll check in tomorrow 🙂
Oh wow! That’s so cool! I had no idea we started on the same day. It is good for lunch too – perhaps do what Sens suggests and cook the sauce the night before.
This looks delicious! I’m totally obsessed with eggs too–can’t wait till I can ha e chickens!
Thanks! You’ll love it when you can.
Wonderful! I love both tomatoes & eggs. Can’t wait to try this one 🙂
Thanks! Please do and let me know when it happens 😀
I really like your blog, and I Love this beautiful food pic. It would be perfect for the “photogenic food” photo of the week contest over at https://www.facebook.com/DSLRfairytale! The winner is featured on http://dslrfairytale.com/ and here is a link of last week’s winner and runners up gallery http://dslrfairytale.com/photo-of-the-week-gallery/ugly-beautiful-contest-week-of-jan-16th-jan-22nd/. You should come enter this one!
Thanks! I shall take a look!
This would be a great dish to serve at brunch. The colours are stunning and it certainly looks delicious. My city council rejected the backyard chickens proposal a couple of years ago, so there won’t be any eggs to be found in my house save those I buy at the market! Looking forward to your anniversary blog; congratulations!
Yes! Though, I never really indulge in brunch! I’m far too busy :P. I was so happy with the photos. Thanks for visitng so much. why on earth won’t they allow you to keep chickens?
I do eat a lot of eggs, but have never made a dish like this. I will have to give this a try for our Sunday brunch!
Oh, please do. Let me know if all goes ahead!
Yum! We have fresh eggs too, so this is definitely something to try!
Oh, it is. Fresh eggs can’t be beaten 😀
Wow a early happy 1 year anniversary to you! Congratulations. With some nice hearty bread, this dish is just lovely. BAM
Thanks, BAM. I’m glad you like the dish 😀
I can’t wait to try this!!
Well, if you do, let me know!
This looks wonderful!
Thanks! It really was.
Mmm… I know it’s delicious, we also make it and it’s middle eastern (arabic) name is shakshuka, thank you so much for sharing.
No problem – thanks for the comment. Shakshuka is also on my list 🙂
I’ve never tried baked eggs before, but this looks really tasty! I can just imagine dipping a big ‘ol hunk of bread into that delicious sauce and runny yolks…
Oh, you should! That’s exactly the idea, it was delicious.
Love eggs in our house too… Only 3 of us and we go through about 3 doz per week,… Sadly no cluck clucks chez moi to reduce the cost!
Oh my lord, that is a lot of eggs. Surely that must cause digestive… problems!? Haha. Get some!
Your blog is inspirational! Thank you. I can’t wait for my hens to start laying. They’re only little now, but in a few months I’ll have to do an eggblog special!
Thanks, Claire! It’ll be wonderful when they do!
Made this today- it was brilliant! Thanks for sharing the recipe and congratulations on finishing a year of blogging here. Looking forward to many more interesting and yummy posts from you. 🙂
Glad to hear it! I’m sure I can come up with a few more 😀
This looks so incredible, I’m definitely going to try a few of your recipes out. I love that you put the cost of the ingredients up.
Thanks! I really hope you do! I shall revisit your blog too 😀
This looks lovely! We are hoping to get our own chickens when we move…
Thanks! How exciting! They are a really good investment.
This looks like a lovely dish to prepare for brunch or to bring to a potluck.
Fresh eggs are so wonderful. I miss my hens (moved across the country – the city I now reside in has very strict restrictions for owning hens and I do not qualify. Boo.)
Thanks! I think it would make a wonderful brunch. I don’t understand this chicken restriction business – it’s so needless.
Reading other comments…this dish seems like a world wide phenomenon!! I recently blogged about Indian/Israeli version….Tomato Curry/Shakshuka!! Of course mine was all on stove top.
I know! I couldn’t quite believe it. I shall get round to making them all eventually!
Eggs and tomatoes always pair so beautifully together.
Oh yes, they really do. A timeless combination.
I’ve made something like this out of a moosewood cookbook called “shakshouka” or something like that (I believe it is Moroccan). I haven’t made it in a while, you’ve reminded me. I don’t mind the getting up so much, it’s the then having to wait patiently to eat! And how lovely to have your own chickens.
Oh yes, I’ve heard of that and intend to make it in the future – I need to save some recipes you know :D. It’s good to get up early anyway, one can get more done.
Eggs – my favourite food 🙂 yummmm
I do love eggs, in all forms! I’m glad you agree 🙂
oh my goodness i would LOVE to have my own chickens!!! i am an egg freak!! this looks delicious!
Well, get some. they are relatively cheap! Thanks!
this looks so good! I will have to make this for breakfast this week
Thanks! You should do!
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I tried this out last night for dinner. It didn’t look quite as good as yours but it tasted fantastic! Thanks for posting this recipe.
I posted my attempt on my blog. http://todayimlovin.wordpress.com/2012/01/31/54/
Awesome! I’m so glad you gave it a go! It looks just fine 🙂
Looks very delicious! I’m always thinking I don’t eat enough eggs too even though I like them. Must try this.
Thanks! I don’t eat that many eggs either… I’m going to try and include a few more.
that just became the next breakfast i make on a weekend
i shall post and tell you how fabulous it was – only cos i may modify it a little 😉
Awesome! I’m so glad you think it worthy of breakfast time.
That looks amazing!!! Definitely going to try this one.
Thanks! You should, it was yumm and the colours are fabulous!
Beautiful picture and wonderful recipe… definitely going on my breakfast rotation!
Oh awesome – I wish I had a breakfast rotation 😛
I made this this morning and it was SO yummy!
Awesome! I’m thoroughly glad you enjoyed it!
The picture of the finished product, especially, is GORGEOUS. Such rich reds and yellows. Makes me sad that I have no such thing to eat for breakfast this morning. Take care!
Thanks! I was very pleased with the way it turned out.
I just found your blog through a comment on my blog and I have to say it’s full of good ideas! This is one of my favourite easy dinners, it’s really nice with some baguette to mop up the juices.
Yes, that would be lovely. Bread is usually essential with this sort of thing 🙂
Thanks! Glad you stopped by.
this looks amazing… i think this was the recipe i bookmarked then lost! ah gotta make this soon.
Thanks! Give it a go before you lose it again 😀
Eggs…oh jeez…but if you want the best, keep ducks rather than chooks…not only are the eggs phenomenally good (larger and so much richer), but the birds are far more interesting characters too…
Yes, duck eggs are good. However, one needs more land and preferably some water for ducks. They are better for cakes than chicken eggs.
This looks like a little piece of heaven!
Oh yes, it was :D.
What a great resource you have by owning your own hens. You definitely should eat more eggs and if it means making more impressive meals like this, well then that’s brilliant.
And yes I agree, people do sleep in too much these days.
Oh yes, it really is. We’d never go hungry :D. I just thought the colour of this was brilliant. They do – lazy gits.
love this recipe. i want to try it out soon
You should, it was brilliant 😀
Looks amazing! I love eggs, they are always well stocked in my house. Wish I had room for some chickens.
Thanks! They don’t take up much room 🙂
A conversion chart is a good idea. Having lived in the UK and now back in the US, friends reading across the pond probably wonder why all these silly measures rather than weights.
I’m guessing you are in the UK based on your “tins” of tomato 🙂
There are some links hanging about to the side of my blog. Oh yes, I am UK based.
gorgeous, gorgeous eggs! Can’t wait to try this recipe.
Thanks! Do, it is worth the effort 🙂
looks delicous… I have a few variations I can share with you!
Thanks! I’m already aware of a few variations and intend to make them soon 🙂
cool!.. i used to date a Turkish girl many moons ago and her parents used to cook different variations…so delicious
I shall have to post my other, similar, ideas.
I’ve been thinking about making Baked Eggs for weeks now and your pictures + recipe make me want to go and make it today! Thanks and keep ’em coming! 🙂
Oh yes, you must. This meal was divine.
This looks delicious and easy to make. Will try it out next weekend! Love anything with eggs in them. I would love to keep some chickens too (not sure what my dear husband would think of it) – maybe a post on how to manage chickens in a suburban setting?
Alas, our chickens have clucked on over to the other side. There are some great guides on the net though – Google! It’s very simple, really.