Monday, September 2, 2013

My Favorite Doughboy Reject: Crescent Wrapped Margherita Egg Bake

Crescent Wrapped Margherita Egg Bake

Well, the doughboy train has left the building...and I'm not on it.  The Pillsbury Bake-Off is the highest pursed cooking competition in the country.  With a $1,000,000 prize, it gets entry after entry after entry every year. This year they decided to add the "voting" element, which REALLY deterred me, but I figured I'd send them a few anyway and try my luck.

I'm not a big crescent roll person, but this recipe was REALLY yummy and EASY.  I love anything with tomato and basil, and of course, breakfast is the BEST meal of the day!

Crescent Warpped Margherita Egg Bake
Prep Time: 15 minutes / Cook Time:  20 minutes / Serving: 8 tomatoes

Crescent Wrapped Margherita Egg Bake
  • 1 pkg Refrigerated Crescent Dinner Rolls (8 ct)
  • 1 tablespoon butter (melted) or olive oil
  • 8 medium vine ripened tomatoes
  • 8 small eggs 
  • 1/2 cup(s) finely chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup(s) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 teaspoon(s) Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cut off the top 1/8 of the tomato and hollow out the interior using a melon baller or spoon. Discard the top, center and seeds. Pat the inside dry with a paper towel.
  3. Crack and place 1 egg into the center of each of the tomatoes. You may need to spoon out just a bit of the egg whites if the tomato isn't big enough to hold the entire egg.
  4. Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the eggs. Reserve about 2 tbsp. for garnish at the end.
  5. Sprinkle basil evenly over the cheese on each of the stuffed tomatoes.
  6. Lightly season each with 1/4 tsp. Italian seasoning, and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  7. Unroll the crescent dough and place on a flat sheet. Separate each of the triangles.
  8. Set one of the tomatoes on top of each of the triangles. Stretch the three ends of the crescent triangle out so they meet at the top of the tomato and twist around the center. Lay the twist on top of the tomato. Place all the wrapped tomatoes onto a non-stick cookie sheet.
  9. Brush each of the wrapped tomatoes with the melted butter or olive oil, coating the tops and sides of the crescent dough.  
  10. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top of the wrapped tomatoes. 
  11. Place in the oven on the center rack and bake at 350 degrees until the eggs are soft set and crescent dough is cooked through, about 20-25 minutes. 
  12. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 2-3 minutes before serving.

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