Slowly steamed eggs produce the most amazing texture - a cross between the perfect soft-boiled egg and a poached egg. The herbed tomato sauce just takes it to the next level, perfect for dipping some crunchy baguette! Serve for brunch with some nice crunchy bread, or for dinner with some sweet potato fries!
Slow-Cooked Herbed Steamed Eggs
Breakfast for dinner is always welcomed around here.
These slow cooked herbed steamed eggs are just pefect for serving up for breakfast, lunch, brunch or dinner.
They pair just as well with a cup of morning coffee on the weekend as they do with some crunchy baguette and sweet potato fries in the evening.
You will need:
- avocado oil (or cooking oil of choice)
- yellow onion
- minced garlic
- dry white wine (substitute vegetable stock if you prefer)
- diced tomatoes
- chopped mint basil and thyme
- lemon zest
- Salt and pepper
Feel free to add in more herbs, some sautéed bacon or a handful of spinach if you want to change things up.
How To Steam Eggs
If you grew up in the UK (or maybe it was just the 90's) you should be used to having eggs, chips and baked beans for dinner.
This is a throwback to that meal, but all grown up and healthified.
If you haven't steamed eggs before, don't worry it's not that hard.
A little bit different, but not hard.
You are simply going to use the tomatoes, onion, wine, garlic and herbs to make a beautiful rich sauce, pop the eggs on top, reduce the heat to low and pop the lid on top of the pan to allow the eggs to slowly steam.
Once done, they should be slightly gooey in the middle, but have completely cooked whites.
Sort of like a cross between a soft boiled egg and a poached egg.
A Note On Ingredients
I like to use fresh garlic, but you can also used prepared garlic if you prefer.
If you prefer not to use wine in your cooking, you can sub out the wine for some chicken or vegetable stock.
Check the ingredient label on the tomatoes to make sure there is not lots of added salt.
You can use the tomatoes with added herbs etc if you wish, although this will obviously change the flavour profile of the dish.
Try and choose eggs of a similar size so that they all cook at the same time.
How To Serve Steamed Eggs
Steamed eggs present so well when served up family style in the middle of the table with a sprinkle of fresh herbs and some lemon zest sprinkled on top.
Let everyone serve themselves for a beautiful breakfast.
You can also serve with:
- Crunchy bread
- Chips (the hot kind otherwise known as fries)
- Sweet potato fries
- If serving for dinner then you might want to serve up with a side of simple vegetables like this Lemon and Garlic Air Fryer Broccoli
Steamed eggs are best eaten straight away while still hot.
The eggs do not reheat well as they will cook too much in the centre on reheating and the texture will not be as good as when served fresh and hot.
Use some bread to mop up the tomato-based sauce and you are good to go.
Need Some More Breakfast/Brunch Options?
There is nothing better than spending some extra time on a lazy Sunday morning and making an epic late breakfast.
Check out these recipes for more inspiration:
- Savory French Toast
- Clear Out The Crisper Spinach and Feta Veggie Omelette
- Overnight Raspberry Chia Pudding Recipe
- Date and Banana Oat Flour Waffles
Slow Cooked Herbed Steamed Eggs
- 1 tbsp avocado oil (or cooking oil of choice)
- ½ yellow onion finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- ½ cup dry white wine (sub in vegetable stock if prefered)
- 14 oz can of diced tomatoes
- 2 tbsp each chopped mint, basil and thyme
- 6 large eggs
- Zest of ½ lemon
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Heat the avocado oil in a large skillet with a lid over med heat. Add the onion and sauté until translucent
- Raise the temperature to high and add half the garlic and the wine. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and add in the tomatoes, season with salt and pepper and simmer for about 5 minutes
- Reduce the heat to low, until the liquid is just bubbling at the sides of the skillet. Stir in half the herbs
- Crack 2 eggs at a time into a small bowl, and gently slide on top of the tomato mixture. Do this with all 6 eggs
- Pop on the lid and allow the eggs to steam for about 40 minutes, until they are set
- Combine the rest of the herbs with the remaining garlic and the lemon zest
- When the eggs are set, serve two to a plate with some of the tomatoes and a sprinkling of the herb mixture
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