Eggs In Tomato Cases

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"I came up with this easy breakfast dish for the kids many years ago. They liked this recipe on either toast or muffins as they got older it made for a nice weekend breakfast served with bacon. Note ~ Large tomatoes must be used or egg will spill out."

Original recipe yields 3-6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (461.1 g)
  • Calories 273.3
  • Total Fat - 16.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 430.5 mg
  • Sodium - 273.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 14.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.1 g
  • Sugars - 9.4 g
  • Protein - 18.7 g
  • Calcium - 144.1 mg
  • Iron - 2.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 46.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Cut the tops from the tomatoes and scoop out the seeds. Drain tomato cases well, cut side down on absorbent paper. (I sprinkle just a little pinch of sugar inside each tomato at this stage.)

Step 2

Place 1 teaspoon of cheese into each tomato case and sprinkle with parsley, salt and pepper.

Step 3

Break an egg, one at a time into a small bowl or small jug -- but be sure not to break yolk, slip one egg into each tomato case, place a knob of butter on top of each egg and bake at approx 350dg for 20 minutes or until egg has set to your preference.

(Note - pending on your oven temperature it may take longer as each oven differs)Remove from oven and serve sprinkled with extra parsley

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



I had made these quite a while ago but forgot to send in my review, the trick here is to use ripe but very firm tomatoes, 20 minutes in my oven was too much time, the second time I made them (yesterday) I reduced the baking time and used firmer tomatoes, and all was well :) thanks Tisme, this is a great new way to enjoy eggs!

review by:
(21 May 2016)


Thank you Tisme for a delicious breakfast, I only used 1 tomato and though it was the biggest I could get my egg still overflowed but it is hard to find the really big tomatoes at the moment. I baked mine for 20 minutes at 175C but should have done a little less, though I checked at 15 minutes and the white was not quite cooked properly but the extra 5 minutes cooked it well and the yolk was on the well cooked side were as I prefer a runny yolk but still very enjoyable, thank you, made for Pick Me tag game.

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(7 Jul 2015)