How to make it

  • For Polenta:
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  • Melt butter in heavy medium saucepan over medium heat. Add green onions and stir until wilted, about 1 minute.
  • Add 3 c. water and a pinch of salt: bring to a boil.
  • Gradually whisk in polenta.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer until thick and creamy, stirring occasionally, about 13 minutes.
  • Stir in cheese and thyme.
  • Season with salt and fresh cracked black pepper.
  • Cool to lukewarm.
  • (Can be prepared 2 days ahead. Cover and refrigerate; polenta will become firm.)
  • For Baked Eggs:
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  • Heat large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add bacon; fry until beginning to brown but still pliable, about 4 minutes.
  • Transfer bacon to paper towels to drain.
  • Cool slightly.
  • Reserve 2 tablespoons bacon drippings for spring greens with sherry vinaigrette (if you want to place the baked eggs on top to serve).
  • Line sides of eight 1 1/4-cup custard cups with 2 slices of bacon each, forming a collar around sides of cups.
  • Place 1/2 slice of bacon on bottom of each cup.
  • Divide polenta among cups, about a generous 1/3 c. each.
  • Press polenta over bottom and up sides of bacon.
  • Mix cheeses in bowl.
  • Sprinkle 1/4 c. cheese mixture over polenta in each cup.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Crack 1 egg into the center of each custard cup.
  • Sprinkle eggs with remaining cheese, green onions, thyme and black pepper.
  • Transfer cups to rimmed baking sheet.
  • Bake until egg whites are almost set, about 20 minutes.
  • Let eggs stand at room temperature 5 minutes (eggs will continue to cook).
  • Run a small sharp knife around edge of cups; tilt cups and slide bacon, polenta and egg onto plates and serve.
  • Enjoy! :)

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  • mintymommybee 14 years ago
    sounds wonderful, but tell me it's not as complicated as it looks!
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    " It was excellent "
    jenniferbyrdez ate it and said...
    Wonderful. My mouth is watering.
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    " It was excellent "
    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    A must have for an impressive bruch!!
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  • frankieanne 14 years ago
    This looks fantastic. Thank you.
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    Melinda, hon - this is one great recipe! I love everything about it and that presentation is stunning. Wonderful...wonderful....and I cannot wait to try it. I will look like a rock star thanks to you. Thank you!!

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  • kismet 14 years ago
    How would'nt feel special,if served this.Thank-you for the recipe
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  • cabincrazyone 14 years ago
    Sounds very good!
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