Baked Eggs with Salsa Verde

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 2 servings
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Ingredients

Vegetable oil, as needed

1/3 cup Salsa Verde, recipe follows

4 large eggs

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1/4 cup shredded Monterey jack cheese (about 1/2 ounce)

2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves

Corn tortillas, for serving, optional

Hot sauce, for serving, optional

Chopped scallions, for serving, optional

Salsa Verde:

1 pound tomatillos, husked and rinsed

1 clove garlic, smashed

1/4 medium onion

1/4 jalapeno chile, with seeds

1 teaspoon kosher salt

4 sprigs fresh cilantro

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Lightly oil a medium nonstick skillet with an ovenproof handle. Spoon a heaping 1/3 cup of salsa into the pan. Lightly press down the salsa to make 4 evenly spaced shallow nests and break an egg into each. Season with salt and pepper. Bake until the egg whites are cooked and the yolks are still runny, about 15 minutes. Sprinkle the cheese over the eggs and continue baking until just melted, about 1 minute more. Top with the cilantro. Serve immediately.

Salsa Verde:

Yield: About 3 cups
  1. Put the tomatillos in a medium saucepan with water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook until tender, about 7 minutes. Drain and remove stems from the tomatillos.
  2. Puree the garlic, onion, jalapeno, and salt in a blender until smooth. Add the tomatillos and puree until smooth. Add the cilantro and pulse a few times to just combine, you should still see bits of cilantro in the sauce. 

Cook’s Note

If pressed for time, use a mild store-bought salsa, either red or green.