Baked Egg and Hot Tomato

Are you a morning person? Do you hop out of bed full of joy and energy ready to greet whatever the world has to offer you? I’m not and I don’t. I often walk into the door frame of the kitchen door as I wander bleary-eyed over to the coffee machine. Not a morning person. At all. This is a great breakfast for us not-morning-people. Not only is it very tasty but the little kick of chilli in it gives you that bit of pep you need to start the day.

Naturally it’s healthy too. Eggs are good for you as are tomatoes, garlic, onion and chilli. But the real reason to make it for breakfast is that it’s simple and delicious. I loved this. Even more than I love the Egg and Avocado Bake, which I also love. It’s not just the taste it’s the peppiness too.

Anyway, try it and I hope you like it as much as I do.

ingredients for baked egg and hot tomato
Tomato, egg, cayenne pepper, garlic clove, onion, red wine vinegar, oregano, salt and brown sugar.

Baked Egg on Hot Tomato

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Baked Egg on Hot Tomato


  • 1 fresh cayenne pepper
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/4 onion
  • 1 large tomato
  • pinch oregano
  • red wine vinegar
  • pinch brown sugar
  • good pinch salt
  • 1 medium or large egg
  • fresh parsley, chopped


  1. Heat the oven to 200 C.
  2. Peel the onion and garlic clove, chop roughly and put in blender. Top, tail and deseed cayenne pepper, chop roughly and add to blend. Whizz mix till everything is chopped small - should take less than a minute.
  3. Heat a little oil in a frying pan and fry the chilli, garlic and onion on a high heat. Keep stirring so that they don't burn.
  4. Chop the tomato into small pieces and add to the pan. Add a small splash of red wine vinegar. Sprinkle over the oregano, salt and sugar and keep stirring until the tomato has softened. Taste and add more salt or sugar if necessary.
  5. Grease a ramekin, spoon in the hot tomato and crack and egg into it. Place in the middle of the heated oven and bake at 200 C for 10 - 15 minutes.
  6. Take out of the oven and sprinkle over a little parsley.

fry garlic, onion and chilli quickly
Having whizzed the garlic, onion and chilli in the blender, fry it quickly on a high heat, then add the chopped tomato, continue stirring till the tomato softens.
hot tomato
Hot tomato ready to spoon into a ramekin.
egg on hot tomato ready to be baked
Once the tomato has softened spoon it into a greased oven-safe ramekin, break the egg into it and bake in a pre-heated oven at 200 C for 10-15 minutes.
sprinkle on some herbs
I sprinkled over some chopped parsley – some chopped fresh coriander would go well also.
Baked egg and hot tomato
Baked egg and hot tomato with a sprinkling of fresh parsley – yummy breakfast.

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I was a vegetarian for 4 - 5 years in my late teens. A very unhealthy vegetarian. Never cooked any proper meals. I set up this blog with the intention of adding more vegetables to my diet but it occurred to me recently I'm also kind of talking to the unhealthy vegetarian teenager I once was.