Chorizo and Tomato Baked Eggs

Just to let you know, this post was written before I started the paleo diet to help ease my psoriasis. Nowadays I eat a more allergy-friendly diet, but leave these older, non-paleo posts up in case they are useful to readers, as I know not everyone eats the same as I do. Thanks for your understanding. 

I worked on an article recently, which meant that I had to cook eggs in all kinds of ways - coddling, roasting, scrambling them in their shell - and also baking them. And for this, instead of just cracking the egg into a buttered ramekin and letting the oven get on with it, I deicided to do something different.

Eggs and chorizo go so well together, often served up together for a Spanish-style breakfast. You can't beat that silky yolk mixing with the smoky flavour of the paprika-stained chorizo. It's just so full of flavour. And so I baked eggs with chorizo, tomatoes and a tiny little grating of cheese. This works as a brilliant lunch or breakfast - I cooked the egg until the yolk was set, but adjust the timings to suit you. And it's also a great way to use up any ends of chorizo left in the fridge, cutting down on waste.

Chorizo and Tomato Baked Eggs
Serves 1

  • 1 egg
  • small piece of chorizo, about the length of your thumb
  • 1 tomato
  • Parmesan cheese, for sprinkling over

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C and butter a small ramekin.
  2. Chop the chorizo and tomato and place in the bottom of the ramekin. Crack in an egg, and then grate over a tiny amount of Parmesan cheese. Season with black pepper if you like, but you won't need any salt, as the chorizo is salty enough.
  3. Place on a baking tray and cook for 12-15 minutes.

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  1. Stunning! What a great combination. I can totally see this working. Lovely photo too x

    1. Thanks Dom - it was good, might make it again for lunch today! :)

  2. So simple and tasty too. Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part

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