Baked Eggs with Mushrooms

Ingredients :

  • 1 Tbs  vegetable oil                                             
  • 8 oz  sliced fresh Mushrooms                            
  • 1/3 cup  diced red pepper (optional)                      
  • 1 Tbs  minced fresh parsley (optional)                 
  • 1/4 tsp  each, salt and pepper                               
  • 1/2 tsp  dried thyme, tarragon or basil (optional)    
  • 4  large eggs                                                 
  • 1/3 cup  shredded cheddar cheese                         

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven or toaster oven to 350 ºF.
  2. In a medium skillet heat oil over medium – high heat, sauté mushrooms 5-7 minutes or until lightly browned and moisture is released.
  3. Add red pepper, parsley, salt, pepper and herb if using; sauté 1 minute.
  4. Spoon evenly into 4 lightly greased (6 oz) ramekins. Crack one egg into each ramekin and sprinkle cheese evenly on top. Bake in oven for 10-12 minutes (baked eggs are done when whites are set and puffy but yolks are just starting to set).
  5. Serve with toast to dip in the soft yolk.

Makes 4 servings