Servings/Yield:  4 servings


2 tablespoons butter (or cooking spray)

¼ cup grated Parmesan or Gruyere cheese

4 eggs

Salt and freshly ground pepper

Ground nutmet (optional)

Chopped parsley, for garnish


Preheat oven to 325°. Using about half of the butter, grease 4 shallow individual baking dishes. Coat each with 1 Tbsp of the cheese.

Break an egg into each dish. Sprinkly lightly with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Dot with remaining butter.

Bake, uncovered, until eggs are to your liking (12 to 15 minutes). Sprinkle with parsley before serving.


Proscuitto Baked Eggs: Do not coat baking dishes with Parmesan cheese. Instead, cook 4 thin slices prosciutto or other ham in butter or olive oil until lightly browned; line each baking dish with a proscuitto slice. Continue as in basic recipe with eggs, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Instead of dotting each egg with butter before baking, sprinkle each egg with 1 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese.

© Barbara Deitch 2020