Baked Eggs

0 Posted by - August 17, 2012 - Food & Drink

I haven’t had the greatest luck baking eggs. Combine that with the fact that I’m not a huge fan of eggs-as-breakfast and you have a disaster waiting to happen. But the picture looked so good! (said every Pinterest devotee ever at one point or another)

Image from Use Real Butter

Now, I know that some of you guys don’t like it when I substitute and half-ass. I get that. But I also try to make these the way I’d make them even if I weren’t going to blog it, and that means that sometimes shit happens. Today’s shit that happened? My ramekins are tiny, I broke the yolk, and I don’t have kale. (Who the fuck has kale? It’s gross on sandwiches and is really only useful if you boil the hell out of it.)

So I improvised. Yes, we’re gonna call this improvising, not half-assing.

Yeah, the instructions in the post say to be careful not to break the yolk. My bad.

I had fresh(ish) Parmesan cheese and not-quite-as-fresh bacon bits.

And since it was just me, I only used one egg in one ramekin, and I wasn’t willing to sacrifice more eggs and wash more ramekins should it turn out tasting like warm butt, I decided to do this in the microwave.

Dudes, I was not going to heat my entire oven up for one egg. Not.

Forty-five seconds later, I had this:

For those of you who think runny yolks are gross, I probably should have warned you to look away. I, personally, think runny yolks are delicious. They are even more so, it turns out, when they are mixed with cheese and bacon. But I guess you can probably improve almost anything with cheese and bacon.

Anyway, at this point, I guess the test had morphed into less of a pin test and more of a Pinterest-inspired lazy recipe, but it was still good. I ate the whole thing and then the dog helped me wash out the ramekin.

So, I can’t tell you, really, if the pin worked, but I can tell you that one egg with a broken yolk that you add Parmesan cheese and bacon bits to and then microwave for 45 seconds is pretty damn delicious.

36 Comments

  • cartymeg August 17, 2012 - 8:35 am Reply

    i make this all the time for my husband. in our microwave it takes 1 minute but still, easy, simple. cooking it in a small bowl makes it the perfect size to fit on a bagel – as i usually make this into a breakfast sandwich usually.  

  • Jen E at mommablogsalot August 17, 2012 - 10:25 am Reply

    I’m a big fan of recipes that are delicious even when you mess them up – I’ve recently discovered this recipe and even after substituting eggs for egg beaters and messing up the amounts of each ingredient, yup, still delicious: http://pinterest.com/pin/191191946651582398/ – I think I’ll have to try this one soon.

  • LauraContreras August 17, 2012 - 10:50 am Reply

    It’s a good thing you broke the yolk actually because yolks explode in the microwave. Ask me how I know.

    • Christina H August 17, 2012 - 5:01 pm Reply

      LauraContreras  – I once tried to hard boil eggs in the microwave.  The microwave was never the same, there were bits of egg embedded in the top that we couldn’t ever get out.  After the first few explosions I removed the eggs and what was left of the water and threw them out in the trash, the intact eggs exploded as they hit the side of the trash can.  I was a kid then so when I moved out my mother gave me that microwave to take with me, wonder why?

  • byoglitter August 17, 2012 - 11:20 am Reply

    I actually prefer when you substitute and half-ass, as the results are guaranteed to be hilarious.

  • Pique My Pinterest August 17, 2012 - 12:45 pm Reply

    One of my favourite recipes is to fill a pot with crushed tomatoes and other veggies, then bring to a boil. Then poach the eggs in the mixture, sprinkle with cheese, then bake for a while. Its super delicious so if you liked this pseudo-pinterest recipe, you’d definitely like mine! I think I might do a post on my own blog in the future if anyone’s curious, but its generally really easy and tastes awesome.

  • Lynette August 17, 2012 - 3:21 pm Reply

    I can’t tell you how much I love that you half-ass things.  Because that’s what I do, too!  And if you half-ass it and it still turns out good, it saves me worrying about ruining things when I half-ass them myself.  That’s not to say that I’ve never tried something you half-assed and proceeded to half-ass it further…

  • Truffles8761 August 17, 2012 - 7:06 pm Reply

    Nicely done.  Baking eggs is tricky.  I think your microwave punt was a good one.  And I am also a believer that damn near any kind of crap tastes good with bacon & cheese.  As for kale, the stuff is really good sauteed in bacon grease and onion.  Toss in a little balsamic vinegar and you can actually eat that shit.

  • Doctor Tarr August 17, 2012 - 7:31 pm Reply

    I don’t think this blog would be nearly as fun if you always followed the directions exactly.  Then it would just be a Pinterest review site.  Who wants that?

  • Nichole August 17, 2012 - 7:51 pm Reply

    Yum! In college one of my friends showed me that if you scramble and egg in a little ramekin like yours, then microwave it like you did, you can put it on an English muffin and have a knock off McMuffin for breakfast 🙂 They’re good with a little salsa and sour cream too. 

  • turkeytrail August 17, 2012 - 8:46 pm Reply

    Psshhh.  They say half-ass, I say resourceful. Use whats ya got. p.s. this is the best craft (anticraft?) blog ever. 

  • Amalthea22 August 17, 2012 - 8:51 pm Reply

    @ThePintester but where would the fun be in that?! The internets demand more fu€ked up pins! You are a modern muckraker, deny false pins!

    • ThePintester August 18, 2012 - 11:56 am Reply

      @amalthea22 Haha, thanks!

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  • ms mur August 17, 2012 - 9:56 pm Reply

    I love it when my dogs help with the dishes. It saves me a lot of work.

  • Lacy August 18, 2012 - 10:01 am Reply

    Love you blog. So damn funny!!  Are you married or single?

    • Doctor Tarr August 18, 2012 - 10:36 am Reply

      @Lacy She is married.  He’s a lucky man.

      • Pintester August 18, 2012 - 11:01 am Reply

        Doctor Tarr You see that “like” on your comment? That’s my husband, rfoust . This is me liking that he liked your post. 😉 And, also, thank you!

  • GraceAcosta August 19, 2012 - 12:46 am Reply

    Screw ramekins.  Coffee mugs work perfectly well.

  • ThePintester August 19, 2012 - 8:41 pm Reply

    @t_morg Thanks so much for the share!

  • Beets August 20, 2012 - 12:46 am Reply

    You do realize you microwaved it instead of baked it right?  Those are two completely different ways to cook something.

    • ms mur August 20, 2012 - 2:56 am Reply

      Beets  Did you read the blog or just skim it? Improvising is the key word here! The hilarious, delightful Pintester said she mircowaved her single creation as to not have to use more ramekins or waste food if the dish did not turn out. People who come here to complain or point out what was done wrong are obviously missing the whole point of this blog.

    • BrittanyLynneBorden August 28, 2012 - 6:51 pm Reply

      Beets Wow, thanks for telling me. Without you explaining that to me I would have never understood!

    • Lauren August 11, 2013 - 7:27 pm Reply

      If you had bothered to actually read the blog post, you would have noticed she acknowledged that and her reasoning was that she didn’t want to heat the oven for a single egg. Which makes sense.

  • Sara Benitez August 20, 2012 - 1:01 am Reply

    oh my god, stop commenting on how she did it wrong. that’s pretty much the point.   Love your blog, ignore the comments, you are hilarious.  YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL, NO MATER WHAT THEY SAY!!!!111!

  • Kathleen Richardson August 20, 2012 - 11:16 am Reply

    Well, aren’t you the cleverest thing!  You took a recipe that worked, totally morphed it, and it still came out edible.  Good for you.  BTW, I like kale, but can’t imagine it as breakfast fare!Keep writing…

  • Caity August 20, 2012 - 3:46 pm Reply

    We put our eggs in the microwave all the time. They are delish. First spray the bowl then it is a minute per egg. Comes out yummy every time. This is the lazy way to do it. 🙂

  • Heather Liz August 22, 2012 - 2:08 pm Reply

    Kale is delicious! Especially in eggs for breakfast. I love this blog. Every time you post I start giggling before I even read it. This was a good one!

  • pandamallen August 27, 2012 - 6:51 pm Reply

    Psssh You half-assing it is the best part. It wouldn’t be as funny if you whole assed it.

  • LydiaBessOmen September 6, 2012 - 7:28 pm Reply

    I really enjoy your blog, and love half-assing it. But the reason that it’s bad when you half-ass in this instance is because it’s inaccurate. It’s not the recipe failing, it’s YOU failing. And that’s fine. But I’ve worked in food writing for years, and I can’t tell you how annoying it is to hear things like, “I used corn instead of green beans, and a slice of American cheese rather than the feta, and it turned out terribly!!! Your recipe is a failure, I hate you, and I’m very ANGRY about it!” 

    • Doctor Tarr September 6, 2012 - 11:40 pm Reply

      LydiaBessOmen How is it inaccurate?  She did not write that the recipe failed. First, she wrote that it was her recipe:”Anyway, at this point, I guess the test had morphed into less of a pin test and more of a Pinterest-inspired lazy recipe…”Second, she wrote that it didn’t fail:”…but it was still good. I ate the whole thing and then the dog helped me wash out the ramekin.”What’s inaccurate is your characterization of the article.You also seem to be missing the point of this blog, which is NOT reviewing things she finds on Pinterest.  It’s about her attempts to do things she finds on Pinterest.  She’s the one who fails, not the pins.  It’s called self-deprecating humor.  And she’s great at it.

      • Doctor Tarr September 6, 2012 - 11:45 pm Reply

        LydiaBessOmen There were some nice paragraphs in there that the editor ate.

  • urdestany September 9, 2012 - 4:21 pm Reply

    I appreciate that sometimes you stuff doesn’t go the way you plan for it to…perhaps when you do a recipe like this and “improvise” you can also do a another post following the recipe exactly. That way people that improvise also can actually see what a difference it makes (also telling people whether they should waste their money getting exact ingredients, or if it’s ok to wing it a little).

  • MarthaMcNeely September 10, 2012 - 8:31 am Reply

    YUM, thank you!  I have this one pinned but didn’t have the “eggs” to try it yet!  I’m running to make some now!

  • AmandaNorth October 6, 2012 - 7:35 pm Reply

    Oh my goodness. That was fucking great! I think the eggs were not the only thing baked during the testing of this pin 😉

  • Nama Green June 22, 2013 - 10:47 am Reply

    I did something like this when my in-laws visited. I lined up the “fillings” (bacon, cheese, sausage. etc.) up buffet style. Had various sized ramekins and a carton of eggs. Everyone customized their own. One egg, two egg, no bacon, bacon. You get the idea. I added some butter and 1/2 n 1/2 to each of them. I had a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Everyone placed their filled ramekin on the cookie sheet and I wrote their name by it. Baked it. Everyone loved it!! We called it our “Egg-periment Brunch!”.

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