Red Pepper and Baked Egg Galettes

Prep Time

20 Minutes

Cook Time

1 Hour

Serving Yield

4

Red Pepper and Baked Egg Galettes from Yotam Ottolenghi’s Jerusalem ~ these eggs baked in puff pastry are the ultimate breakfast in bed recipe, and they look spectacular on a brunch buffet table, too.

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Ingredients

2 large or 4 small red bell peppers cut into 1/2 inch strips
2 small onions (red or white) halved and cut into 1/2 inch wedges
fresh sprigs of thyme leaves removed
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp coriander
6 Tbsp olive oil
handful fresh parsley chopped
handful cilantro chopped
1 sheet puff pastry thawed
1 egg beaten, for brushing the pastry
12 tsp sour cream
4 large fresh eggs
salt and fresh cracked pepper

Directions

Step 1
Set oven to 400F

Step 2
Mix together the pepper, onions, thyme and spics in a bowl. Add the olive oil and toss well so that everything is coated with the oil and spices.

Step 3
Spread on a baking sheet and roast for about 30 minutes, stirring and rearranging the veggies a few times so they don’t burn.

Step 4
Sprinkle the veggies with half the fresh herbs and set aside.

Step 5
Turn the oven up to 425. Roll out the pastry on a floured surface until it reaches a 12×12 inch square. Cut into four 6 inch squares. Transfer to two parchment or silpat lined baking sheets.

Step 6
Take a dul knife and score a little 1/4 inch frame around each square of pastry. Don’t cut all the way through. Prick the inside of the squares all over with the tines of a fork. Put back in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Step 7
Remove the pastry from the fridge and brush all over with a beaten egg. Spread the inside of each square with 3 tsp of sour cream.

Step 8
Top each with some of the veggie mixture, spread it out evenly, leaving the borders free, and leaving a shallow depression in the center for the egg, which will go in later.

Step 9
Bake for about 10 minutes until rising and starting to brown.

Step 10
Remove and carefully crack in egg into the center of each galette.

Step 11
Put back into the oven for about 10 minutes until the egg is set.

Step 12
Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and remaining herbs. Drizzle with some good olive oil and eat right away.