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Pesto Baked Eggs For One

“This tasty little number goes to show you can make a belter of a brunch with a few simple store cupboard ingredients in no time,” says Chris Baber, whose easy recipes have won him over 160k followers on Instagram.

“If you have any fresh herbs lying around, such as basil or parsley, throw them on at the end. If you can’t get any canned cherry tomatoes, a can of chopped tomatoes works just as well.”

Read: Basil Pesto Chicken

Serves: 1

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, plus extra to serve
  • 1 garlic clove, sliced
  • 400g can cherry tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons basil pesto
  • 2 eggs
  • salt and pepper
  • bread, to serve

Pesto baked eggs from Easy
Pesto baked eggs from Easy. (Haarala Hamilton/PA)

Heat the oil in a small frying pan over medium high heat. Fry the garlic for 30 seconds, then stir in the tomatoes and two tablespoons of the pesto and season with salt and pepper.

Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to medium, cover loosely and simmer for eight to 10 minutes until you have a fairly thick sauce.

Read: Is a daily serve of eggs dangerous or healthy?

Use a spoon to make two wells in the tomatoes. Crack an egg into each well, cover and cook for about five minutes or until the whites are set and the yolks are still soft.

Take off the heat, spoon over the remaining pesto and drizzle with a little more oil. Serve with bread to dip in the egg yolk and sauce.

Easy by Chris Baber
(Ebury Press/PA)

Easy by Chris Baber is published by Ebury Press, photography by Haarala Hamilton is available now.

– With PA

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