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As I’ve mentioned in an earlier post, my husband is usually the weekend breakfast cook. But this time I wanted to try something new…

I’ve seen, read and heard about Spanish Baked Eggs and wanted to give it a go.

After researching the dish I adapted many recipes into one that I thought we would all like.

Tempting children to try a new dish can sometimes be incredibly difficult but in the end can be rewarding. This was one of those cases.

 

Heat oil in a saucepan and sauté a diced onion. Add crushed garlic, 1 teaspoon cumin, ½ teaspoon smoky paprika, sliced chorizo sausage, 400g tin of cannellini beans, 400g tin of crushed tomatoes. Simmer for about 8 minutes until the mixture thickens.

Place into individual ramekins and crack an egg on the top.

Bake in a 200° oven until the egg is cooked (about 10 minutes). Serve with chopped parsley sprinkled on the top and some toasted bread.

(Many recipes included potato but I thought the cannellini beans would be filling enough)

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Many of the recipes I read included cayenne pepper but I couldn’t add that . My husband and I aren’t used to very hot food (only slightly mild), but our son won’t eat anything with heat.

I was so happy with the way this turned out and after much arguing our son ate it all up. This is a very hearty breakfast and great for a cold winter morning. I look forward to making more of these!

How have you introduced new foods, spice and heat to your child? I would love to hear your tips!

 

 

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