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Vegetable Baked Eggs

With Melbourne Cup nearly upon us, you're probably starting to think about hosting parties and what food to serve your guests. Eggs are an excellent source of protein and an ideal party food ingredient.


  •   2/3 cup chicken stock

  •   1/2 cup couscous

  •   2 tsp extra virgin olive oil

  •   1 tbs chopped chives

  •   1 tbs chopped basil

  •   4 large tomatoes (about 250g each)

  •   4 eggs


  • 1.

    Preheat the oven to 180°C. Place the chicken stock into a small saucepan, cover and bring to the boil. Add the couscous, stir once. Turn off the heat and stand, tightly covered, for 5 minutes. Drizzle with the oil and fluff up the grains with a fork. Stir in the herbs and season with freshly ground black pepper.

  • 2.

    Cut the tops from the tomatoes, and scoop out the seeds and core. Pat the insides dry with paper towels.

  • 3.

    Divide half the couscous evenly between the tomatoes, and place onto a baking tray. Carefully break an egg into each one, and bake for 20 minutes, until set. Serve immediately, with the remaining couscous on the side.

  • Note:

  • 1.

    You could also cook these in 2 medium red capsicums (about 300g each), halved lengthways with the seeds and membrane scooped out.

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