Baked Eggs with Onions and Cheese



4 tablespoons butter or olive oil

4 cups sliced onions

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 ½ cups coarse bread crumbs

1 cup grated Gruyere or Cantal cheese

½ cup grated Parmesan

8 eggs


Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Put butter or oil in large, ovenproof skillet, and set over medium-high heat. Add onions and a liberal sprinkling of salt and pepper, cover skillet and turn heat to medium. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are very soft and tender but not browned, for about 15 minutes.

Combine bread crumbs and cheeses, and sprinkle half of this mixture over onions. Use back of spoon to make 8 little nests in the mixture, and crack 1 egg into each. Season with salt and pepper, and distribute remaining bread crumbs and cheese mixture over top.

Bake for 5 minutes, or until eggs are barely set. Turn on broiler, and run skillet under it to brown top for a minute or so, being careful not to overcook the eggs. Serve hot or at room temperature.


Trans Fat: 0 grams
Fat: 25 grams
Calories: 414
Saturated Fat: 9 grams
Unsaturated Fat: 14 grams
Sodium: 533 milligrams
Sugar: 5 grams
Fiber: 3 grams
Carbohydrate: 28 grams
Protein: 20 grams