Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Tasty Tuesdays: Caprese Skillet Eggs

Welcome to Tasty Tuesdays!

Guys, this dish is amazing - I loved it!  The recipe is very simple and it would be great for any meal.

{ Original recipe from the September 2012 issue of Sunset Magazine.  I changed a few things }

- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 cup onion, diced
- 28 oz jar / can of tomatoes; roughly chopped
- 4 large eggs
- 1/2 cup fresh mozzarella cheese; cut into very small pieces
- handful of fresh basil; chopped
- handful of fresh chives; chopped
- salt & pepper to taste

My Mom & I canned tomatoes this Summer so that's what I used here.  The original recipe calls for fresh tomatoes, which I would definitely use if making this recipe when tomatoes are in season. Right now, I don't see any use in buying the tomatoes at the grocery store - they are awful!

I opened this jar and it smelled like Summer!

1.  Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat.  I used my made in the USA Lodge Cast Iron Skillet.  Add onion and saute until translucent   about 3 minutes.  Add tomatoes, season with salt and pepper to taste, and simmer until tomatoes are heated through. 

2.  Use a spoon to make four wells in the tomato mixture.  Carefully crack and egg into each well.  Cover pan and cook until whites are firm and yolks start to set up; about 3 minutes.

3.  Turn off heat; sprinkle mozzarella over eggs and cover pan until cheese starts to melt; about 2 minutes.  Sprinkle with herbs and serve.  Serve with fresh toasted bread, like sour dough.

I love fresh, simple food like this.  Nothing fake or processed - just real, wholesome food.

What did you cook this week?

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  1. looks delicious! congratulations!

  2. I might be making this... looks really good... especially with some good crusty bread and wine! (Clearly, I'm thinking "supper" here!)

  3. Your Caprese Eggs look delicious, I love new egg recipes. Thanks for hosting!

  4. Your Caprese Skillet Eggs look delicious, I just love my Iron Skillet's. Have a great day and thanks for hosting.
    Miz Helen

  5. Hello! I just wanted to say thank you for hosting the party and let you know that I have one going on as well. I'd love it if you would share a favorite recipe or two over at Man Approved Diet.

  6. Thank you for hosting Alissa. :) Your Caprese Eggs look amazing. Eating scrambled eggs cooked with chopped tomato is one of my favorite meals. This week I shared my Stuffed Crust Bacon Double Cheeseburger Pizza. Have a great week!

  7. I'm not an egg fan, but my husband is gonna love you for this. Definitely making it soon!

  8. I absolutely adore my cast iron skillet. Definitely my favorite pan to cook in. So I always take as many opportunities to use it. Thanks for sharing, can't wait to try this!

    Happy Valley Chow

  9. OH my goodness that looks so good!!! I'm making that soon! I love anything Caprese.

  10. Ooooh, that looks delicious! I'm linking up my rosemary olive oil cake. Have a great week!

  11. Wow, your recipe looks so good! Thanks for hosting the yumminess, Alissa! :)

  12. Your pasta dish looks amazing. I also linked a pasta dish!

    We now have Facebook!

    Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

  13. Oh your canned tomatoes make me jealous! I can't wait for real tomatoes from the garden again. The eggs likewise sound delicious.

    I brought over my version of a Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich

    We have a new party going on at Tumbleweed Contessa. I'd love it if you'd bring over your eggs to What'd You Do This Weekend?.

    Thanks for hosting a great party. Have a great week! Linda

  14. This sounds delicious! Just discovered your blog, I love it!


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