Liberace’s Special 15-Minute Eggs
Good news. I've found the motherlode of celebrity recipes.
Lately I've made Carol Burnett's Meatloaf and Frank Oz's Glop. Good recipes both. But today I found a website that is all celebrity recipes, all the time. It's called Silver Screen Suppers, and it is delightful.
I came across it while hunting down recipes from Liberace Cooks!, the pianist's infamous cookbook. Silver Screen Suppers posted Liberace's recipe for baked eggs.
They go a little something like this:
Liberace Special 15-Minute Eggs (serves 1)
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup half-and-half or light cream
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese
Warm a baking dish about 2 1/2 to 3 inches across. Put in a little butter. Then break in the eggs. Pour over the half-and-half or cream, which should almost cover the eggs. Dot with remaining butter, sprinkle with salt, pepper, and cheese. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 7 or 8 minutes until the whites are set
I have just one small note on the recipe:
If you eat this for breakfast you will likely die.
I made his 15-Minute Eggs this morning and I barely survived it. It was this eggy soup of pure cream and melted butter. I never drank butter before today. It was just wretched. But given the chef, I don't know why I expected moderation. Liberace has been known to over do it. (below)
Baked eggs are a great idea in theory though, so I just found a more reasonable recipe for them. It uses half the cream and a fraction of the butter, but still feels incredibly decadent.
So, for everybody's sake, let's just slide Liberace's recipe back behind the candelabra.
Low Carb Baked Eggs
1/4 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons heavy cream
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons grated parmesan cheese
1 teaspoonf resh parsley, chopped
salt and pepper
1. Heat oven to 425° degrees F, and coat a 4 - ounce ramekin with the butter.
2. Place 2 tablespoons cream in the ramekin, and then crack 2 eggs on top. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.
3. Bake 10 to 12 bake until the whites are set, 10-12 minutes.
4. Sprinkle with parsley and serve immediately.
PREP TIME: 5 MIN COOK TIME: 10 MIN
NUTRITIONAL INFO: Calories 288 Fat 25g Protein 14g Carb 2g Fiber 0g Net Carbs 2g