One of my really great friends came over to show me how to run my new steamer oven. She showed me this great egg recipe. Since then I have been eating my “egg in a basket” for breakfast. I love cooking for people so you know this is my go to for morning guests. I can make this in less than 10 minutes. Everyone loves the presentation of their egg but most of all they love the flavor with the pesto and cheese .
You can pop it in steamer basket, take a shower and have a great breakfast with out the fuss. Great family morning breakfast, make it for your valentine or even for Easter brunch.
Four 2″ ceramic flan dishes
4 tsp. pesto sauce
4 tsp. Parmesan cheese or other cheese (cheddar)
1 Tbsp. butter
1 pot that fits the colander with lid
Black pepper to taste
Begin by putting the colander in the pot and filling the bottom with 4 inches of water (enough to barely touch the colander). Bring to a simmer. While pot is warming, start assembling your egg baskets of love. Coat each ceramic dish with a little butter (using a paper towel) to prevent egg from sticking. Add a layer of Parmesan cheese on bottom then add layer of pesto. Next crack the egg into the dish. Sprinkle pepper. Top with more pesto and a little more Parmesan.
Place in the steam bath colander and cook for exactly 8.5 minutes, cover to keep the eggs slightly loose. Steam for 9.5 minutes for medium cooked eggs.