Yield: 4 Servings
Nutrition: Calories: 223 Fat: 9.6g ; Sodium: 466mg; Carbs: 20.6g; Protein: 17.3g
- 1/2 large yellow onion
- 1 ounce pancetta
- 4 ounces baby bella mushrooms
- 12 cherry tomatoes
- 2 ounces Cabot 75% fat free cheddar
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 4 eggs
- 4 tablespoons tomato sauce (I cheated here: I would normally make my own sauce, but since I was pressed for time, I used Classico Tomato and Basil Sauce, and I’m not sure that it makes a big difference to use pre-made sauce with a dish like this, given the small quantity used.)
- salt and peper, to taste
1. Roughly dice tomatoes, mushrooms, onion, and pancetta.
2. Saute onion, pancetta and garlic until the onions are translucent and the pancetta is lightly browned (about 3-5 minutes) over medium-high heat. Add in the mushrooms and half of the tomatoes for the last minute.
4. Next, spoon the pancetta/onion/tomato/mushroom mixture on top of the sauce.
5. Add the diced cheese: 1/2 ounce into each dish.
|Sorry for the blurry iPhone pictures|
6. Final step of the layering: crack your egg and gently pour in on top of the cheese. (As you can see below, some stayed in the middle, and others fell more to the side. Due to my OCD/symmetry loving-tendencies, I would prefer for all of them to be in the middle, which you could do by piling the cheese and leaving a perfect little dip for the egg, but it honestly does not make a difference to the way it cooks up or the taste.)
7. Gently place two tomato halves on top/side of each egg, and then bake for 6-8 minutes, until the egg white is almost cooked. You’ll know it is ready when the juices from the tomato sauce and pancetta/veggie mixture start to bubble to the top.
*Side Note: the Fitbit Force has been an awesome tool to help me monitor my food intake, encourage me to exercise, and see the results of my efforts. I officially hit the down 10 pounds-mark after eating this brunch creation. However, I am sadly one of the 1.7% of people who have had an allergic reaction to it (I think to the nickel), but fixed that by covering the metal parts with electrical tape. I fully endorse Fitbit’s products and their app, especially for those of you who like me, have that bit of weight you put on gradually and didn’t really notice, or are at the point of trying to lose those last few pounds and need some help. I think I have always been a pretty active and health-conscious person, but this has helped me take it to the next level, and has made it more fun and like a game with the step/active minute/stair/calorie achievements daily. (And, no, I am not receiving anything from Fitbit, nor am I any kind of spokesperson for them. I really like their products and the results I have seen in two months time–10 pounds is a huge achievement for someone my size (8% of my weight)!)