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    Baked Eggs with Basil and Cheese Sauce

    A unique addition to the taste of breakfast or brunch. Easily adapted to Low Carb Way of Eating.


    List of Ingredients


    • 3 tbls. butter or margarine
    • 2 tbls. all purpose flour
    • 1/4 tsp. salt
    • 1/8 tsp pepper
    • 1/4 c. snipped fresh basil OR 1 tsp. dried basil, crushed
    • 1 c. milk
    • non stick cooking spray
    • 4 eggs
    • salt & pepper
    • 1/4 c. (about 1 oz.) shredded mozzarella cheese
    • Optional: Snipped fresh basil for garnish


    Instructions


    1. Preheat oven to 350
    2. In a small sauxepan, melt the butter; stir in the flour; 1/4 tsp. salt; 1/8 tsp. pepper; and dried basil if using.
    3. Add milk all at once. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 1 more minute. Remove from heat and stir in fresh basil if using.
    4. Spray four 8-10 oz. round baking dishes or 6 oz. custard cups with non stick cooking spray.
    5. To assemble: spoon about 2 tbls. basil sauce into EACH dish. Gently break an egg into the center of each dish; season with salt & pepper. Spoon remaining sauce evenly over the eggs. Bake for 18-20 minutes until egg is set.
    6. Sprinkle with cheese. Let stand until cheese melts. Garnish with snipped basil, if desired.


    Final Comments


    4 servings.
    Low Carb tip: substitute 2/3 c. heavy cream and 1/3 c. water for the milk. Carb count using cream plus a full 1/2 oz of mozzarella = 6 carbs

 

 

 


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