What’s for lunch?

One of my New Year’s resolutions: Make the noon meal more than half a peanut-butter sandwich eaten standing up at the sink, but at the same time, don’t go mental over it or nothin’. Day one was a smashing success, thanks to Mark Bittman’s helpful suggestion: Baked eggs. (Link warning for dial-ups: Video.)

Take two ramekins — or one, if you’re just making a snack — butter or oil the inside, and put a few tasty things in there. I used a paper-thin slice of prosciutto and a few spinach leaves. Break an egg over the top. Salt, pepper, and bake for 12-15 minutes in a 375-degree oven.


Posted at 1:33 pm in Same ol' same ol' |

9 responses to “What’s for lunch?”

  1. Dorothy said on January 2, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    Oh my but that sounds good. Might have to have that for lunch tomorrow!

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  2. LAMary said on January 2, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    Now that the great Cholula sauce drought has ended, I’ve been eating scrambled eggs with Cholula for either lunch or breakfast a lot. I know Danny and I mentioned Cholula sauce here once and noted its disappearance from Costco shelves. It’s back, wonderful as ever.

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  3. Danny said on January 2, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    Mary, funny you should mention it, ‘cuz I’ve been doing the same lately. In fact, I made myself an onion/asparagus scramble this morning and Chlolula was the topper.

    I’m still ordering it from the company website direct. I’ve been too lazy to go searching for something that is a de facto commodity. If we run out at my house, there’s a problem.

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  4. jcburns said on January 2, 2008 at 5:38 pm

    So that’s how you spell ‘ramekins.’ And by the way, we saw no Cholula sauce when we spent several nights in Cholula. Salsa Catsup, though.

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  5. MichaelG said on January 3, 2008 at 8:55 am

    I buy it off the shelf at Safeway here in Sactown. I don’t like to buy too big a bottle because I think it goes off after a time. I like the illusion of freshness.

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  6. Danny said on January 3, 2008 at 9:53 am

    Right, Michael. I tend toward the 5 oz bottles myself.

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  7. Jeff said on January 3, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    Tabasco goes bad, but Cholula just gets more piquant (IMO); Nancy, try a tortilla on a cookie sheet, a ring of shredded (low-fat) cheese, and break an egg in the center — 12-15 min. in 375 oven. Top with Pace picante, eat by hand or with fork if you’re wearing a white shirt…blouse, whatever.

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  8. basset said on January 4, 2008 at 1:52 am

    we just found a toaster at Target with a little egg-cooking cup on the end, throw in some sausage and you can have homemade McMuffins .

    one quick way to do breakfast, though… squirt some spray-can vegetable oil in a ceramic teacup, break an egg in there, put plastic wrap over the top, poke a couple holes for air escape and microwave it. get the egg just a little runny (what Jesco would call a “sloppy, slimy aig”), tip it out on a piece of toast, and you’re all set.

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  9. LAMary said on January 4, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    With four Cholula enthusiastists in one house, the large bottles get used up quickly.

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