This Mediterranean egg recipe was inspired by a Suzanne Somers recipe... I think it was from her Eat Great, Lose Weight book. Can't actually remember.
This is my version. Most times I use feta cheese but I had some bocconcini mozzarella balls kicking around and used those instead. It's a great way to start the day.
Although higher in carbs than what I usually have, having it once a week for breakfast seems to work out just fine for me. I just watch my carb intake for the rest of the day.
If you can, use farm fresh eggs. They taste so much better than the eggs you get from a big commercial operation.
Free range chickens are happier and healthier making their eggs superior nutritionally speaking.
Makes 1 serving
13.4 Carb Grams
1.70 Fiber Grams
11.70 Net Carbs
33.23 Fat Grams
20.92 Grams Protein
1 tbsp avocado oil
2 tbsp chopped shallot
1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/2 canned diced tomatoes
2 tbsp water
generous pinch dried basil
3 bocconcini mozzarella, cubed
1 extra large egg
Salt and pepper to taste
Heat the oil in a small fry pan over medium-low heat. Add the onion and bell pepper, reduce heat to low. Do not brown the veggies, just heat them long enough to soften.
Add the tomatoes, water and basil. Increase heat to medium and bring the sauce to a simmer.
Push sauce out to the edges of the pan to make a hole for the egg. Place egg in the middle. Add the cheese on top of the sauce evenly all the way around.
Add salt and pepper to taste. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer to desired egg consistency. I like my egg yolk to be somewhat runny as shown in the photo above. I cooked mine for about 4-5 minutes.
Gently slide everything onto a plate and enjoy.
I just love a recipe that fits into just one pan. This Mediterranean egg recipe fits the bill! I like my 6.25 non-stick pan.
Anyway, it's one of my favorite recipes however my dear hubby does not share my enthusiasm for this dish.
Here's Suzanne's book.
I've enjoyed many of her recipes in the past and she's a fun read.
This is her latest, titled Tox-Sick.
I haven't read it yet but it's on my "wish list".