Dec 8, 2014

Thousand Island Eggs

Thousand Island Eggs

Simple recipes rock my world. Especially when it comes to comfort food. This one takes hardly any time to prepare or cook, only needs a handful simple ingredients and has a phenomenal outcome every time.

It belongs to the legendary Maya Angelou, God bless her soul, who wasn’t only an iconic poet, author and professor who used her voice to inspire and educate, but what many people don’t know is that she also published several cookbooks.

Magnificent cookbooks that take you on a tour through her childhood in Stamps, Arkansas, where she lived with her grandmother. The recipes are simple and heartwarming. It’s comfort food for body and soul.

Eggs cooked in a creamy, tangy sauce. How good does it get? Even better! You see, you whip these up in under 20 minutes, if you don’t count having to warm up the oven.

I made no adjustment to the ingredients whatsoever. The recipe is perfect as is.

 

Ingredients:

4 large eggs
1/2 cup sour cream or creme fraiche
1/4 cup stuffed olives, chopped
4 tbsp ketchup
1 tbsp chopped chives
pinch of garlic salt
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
dash of hot pepper sauce
4 tsp butter

Directions:

 
Preheat your oven to 180Cº (355Fº). You’ll also need 4 ramekins for this recipe.
 

Grab a big bowl and add the sour cream along with the olives. I made it even simpler for myself and bought pre-sliced olives.
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Add the ketchup, chives, garlic salt, salt, pepper and a dash of hot sauce (mine was Louisiana hot sauce).
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Whisk well and taste. Man, I love this sauce! Give me a spoon and I’m all set.
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Put a tsp butter in all ramekins. Place them in the oven until the butter is hot, this will go fast!
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Break the eggs into the ramekins and work fast, the cooking process will start immediately!
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Divide the sauce over the four ramekins and place them in the oven.
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The book says to cook the eggs for 15 to 20 minutes—I like my egg yolks runny, so I stuck to somewhere around 13 minutes until the egg white was set but the yolk still runny. Garnish with a little extra chives and some freshly cracked black pepper. Serve with lots of toast or crusty bread!
 

Dear Miss Angelou, your light is sorely missed but your words live on.
Thousand Island Eggs

Thousand Island Eggs
Ingredients
    4 large eggs
    1/2 cup sour cream or creme fraiche
    1/4 cup stuffed olives, chopped
    4 tbsp ketchup
    1 tbsp chopped chives
    pinch of garlic salt
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp black pepper
    dash of hot pepper sauce
    4 tsp butter

Directions
    Preheat your oven to 180Cº (355Fº). You’ll also need 4 ramekins for this recipe. Grab a big bowl and add the sour cream along with the olives. Add the ketchup, chives, garlic salt, salt, pepper and a dash of hot sauce (mine was Louisiana hot sauce) and whisk well.

    Put a tsp butter in all ramekins. Place them in the oven until the butter is hot, this will go fast! Break the eggs into the ramekins and work fast, the cooking process will start immediately! Divide the sauce over the four ramekins and place them in the oven.

    The book says to cook the eggs for 15 to 20 minutes—I like my egg yolks runny, so I stuck to somewhere around 13 minutes until the egg white was set but the yolk still runny. Garnish with a little extra chives and some freshly cracked black pepper. Serve with lots of toast or crusty bread!

Meal type: Breakfast, light lunch
Servings: 4
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    5 Comments »

    1. 1

      Mm! This looks really good – I’m sure my family would love it! My husband and I have been in an olive phase lately and can’t get enough of them, but I’ve never combined them with eggs. Can’t wait to give it a try!

      I randomly stumbled upon your blog, but aside from your recipes looking absolutely delicious, I also had to smile because my husband is Dutch, and we live in the Netherlands. We also have wooden shoes to prove it ;)

      Yuliya on Dec 8, 2014 @ 12:36 pm Reply
      1. This was a first for me as well and it tastes great! It just works.

        I love how you spell your name. It’s beautiful.

        Kay on Dec 8, 2014 @ 12:44 pm Reply
    2. 2

      I never knew that Maya Angelou was a cookbook author! You know, of course, that I now have to search out her books, right? And these eggs – they look scrumptious. Trying this for brunch next weekend.

      Lana | NevrEnoughThyme on Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:57 pm Reply
      1. You’re gonna love the recipes, Lana!

        Kay on Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:46 pm Reply
    3. 3

      This sound wonderful, and I had no idea she had a cookbook.

      KalynsKitchen on Dec 18, 2014 @ 8:45 pm Reply

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