Fancy up your breakfast or brunch with these individually portioned baked egg and red pepper galettes.

Baked Egg and Red Pepper Galettes

My birthday was last week!!

And I even had the DAY OFF.

And by “day off” I mean “had the day off so that I could study for my Medicine rotation SHELF (final) exam”, which basically means it was a “day off” but on opposite day.

Total. Buzzkill.

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The good news is that my final exam is OVER and so this weekend I’ve had what we in our 3rd year of medical school call a “golden weekend”, which is basically to say that it’s the weekend in-between rotations so sit back and let the good times roll because there is not even a single ounce of studying that needs to be done.

Hallelujah.

The even BETTER news is that yesterday morning I finally got to celebrate FOR REALZ. Brunch-style.

A few friends, their babies, good food, and SO MANY sips of tea – it’s the only way to do it!

Baked Egg and Red Pepper Galettes

Since I was just coming off of a sort of crazy hectic eight weeks, I knew I wanted to keep the menu simple, classy, and most importantly DELICIOUS.

Front and center at the celebrations were these baked egg and red pepper galettes, which are so easy to make it’s almostย laughable,ย but also so tasty that you’ll be wondering why you haven’t spent all the weekend brunches of your life eating them.

Here’s the low-down: puff pastry base topped with a mascarpone schmear topped with coriander- and cumin-spiced roasted red peppers and onions topped with RUNNY YOLK.

Sigh. Yes.

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Followed by sage and rosemary skillet-roasted potatoes and whole wheat blueberry muffins (also Sigh. Yes.).

Whenever I host a party, I usually find myself rushing around at the last minute (and as my guests walk in the door) trying to get everything ready, but that was not the case this time! Pretty much everything could be prepped ahead of time so that when my friends arrived, I could give them my full and undivided attention…which left lots of time for catching up, gossiping, and good old-fashioned girl talk. We talked babies, nannies, weddings, and everything in-between. It felt so good to not have any med school stuff to worry about so I could just relax and enjoy their company. If only we could do this every weekend…

One of the best parts was that after eating, we basically sat around on the couch, sipping our respective mugs of tea just enjoying each other’s company and the lazy Saturday feeling that was in the air. Having a selection of some of my favorite new Lipton black and herbal tea varieties on hand really added to the mood.

The truth is, I’ve always been a Lipton tea gal, and I love how they’ve expanded their selection to include all sorts of bold and stimulating flavorsย like the Berry Hibiscus and Irresistible Lady Lipton seen above. I found the herbal teas to go especially well with these galettes (and the zen ambiance).

The time spent with my friends combined with a morning of good drink and good food were exactly the kind of sustenance I needed to both embrace my 48 hours of freedom and prepare myself for the 8 weeks of surgery I have ahead of me. I daresay you can find a similar space for them in your weekends, too.

Baked Egg and Red Pepper Galettes

Baked Egg and Red Pepper Galettes
 
Fancy up your breakfast or brunch with these individually portioned baked egg and red pepper galettes.
Yield: 4 galettes
Ingredients
  • 4 red bell peppers, seeded and cut into ½-inch strips
  • 2 medium onions, cut into ¾-inch wedges
  • 4 thyme sprigs, leaves removed
  • 1½ tsp ground coriander
  • 1½ tsp ground cumin
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb all-butter puff pastry
  • 4 tbsp mascarpone
  • 4 large eggs
  • salt and black pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 400F.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together the red peppers, onions, thyme leaves, coriander, cumin, and olive oil. Spread on a parchment-lined baking sheet and sprinkle with salt and black pepper to taste. Bake for 35 minutes, or until soft and sweet and slightly crispy. Remove from the oven and taste for seasoning. Set aside.
  3. Roll out the puff pastry into a 12-inch square. Cut into 4 equal squares. Spread 1 tbsp of the mascarpone over the top of each square. Arrange the roasted vegetable mixture equally on top of each square, leaving the borders clear and a shallow well in the center for the egg.
  4. Bake for 14 minutes. Remove from the oven and crack an egg into the center of each well on the pastries. Return to the oven and bake for another 7-9 minutes, or until the eggs are just set. Serve warm.
Notes
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 galette

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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22 Responses to Baked Egg and Red Pepper Galettes

  1. Corina says:

    I could definitely find some space for these! They sound delicious and so easy too which is always a bonus!

  2. Erica says:

    HOORAY FOR GOLDEN WEEKENDS! You deserve it lady, especially after medicine! My medicine exam is the end of March so cue the panic in about 2 weeks haha. These look beautiful! That color on the peppers – LOVE.

  3. These are stunning! I love the colors of the peppers and the egg in these galettes is so brunch-y ๐Ÿ™‚ Pinning!

  4. Sarah says:

    What a great brunch idea- love this! Enjoy your remnants of weekend freedom ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. What I won’t do for a runny egg and roasted vegetables. I’m in.

  6. Enjoy your Golden Weekend busy lady! These look sublime!

  7. grace says:

    i’ll take any opportunity to eat puff pastry, but this is particularly pretty and tasty!

  8. Kate says:

    I love the idea of a Golden Weekend. I wish they happened every weekend!

  9. debbie says:

    Absolute deliciousness! Enjoy your time off (I still don’t know where you get all the energy!)

  10. for a tea lover, it always exciting to see new line of teas come out..

    and i feel the same way about brunch – thats how every morning should be except that people have work, school, and thing called life ๐Ÿ™

  11. Mariana says:

    This is my kind of recipe, super, stupidly easy!!! Good luck with your exam!

  12. WOW. I wish I had some puff pastry right now!! Happy Belated Birthday!! And even though your day off was studying (ugh) at least you got these babies for breakfast, right?!

  13. Hope you enjoyed your golden weekend ๐Ÿ™‚ This looks like the perfect way to celebrate!

  14. Foodiewife says:

    Here I sit, at home, nursing my annual pre-spring cold. A cup of that hot tea would do the trick. I have a freezer full of puffed pastry, always have red bell peppers…and I’m wishing that someone would make this for me. Fat chance. So, when I’m feeling better, I am going to make this and toast you with a cup of tea. Happy belated birthday.

  15. Zainab says:

    Yay!! That weekend sounds as the best…I want one of those. I started writing…hold me!! Better yet, I need this galette.

  16. I need these galettes in my LIFE! And I love me some Lipton tea (and brunch, OBVIOUSLY!). Looks like a great “day off” ๐Ÿ˜‰

  17. Johanna GGG says:

    glad to hear you are getting a break of sorts – and congrats on getting the exam under your belt – sounds like you are in busy days – the galettes sound like what you need

  18. Christina says:

    This just sounds like the perfect brunch, and I am going to need to try some of the new tea flavors ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. This is a great brunch and I’m so glad you were able to celebrate! Those teas look great!

  20. Pam says:

    I am glad you were able to relax for the weekend and celebrate your b-day in style with this awesome galette! Most everything tastes better with a runny yolk on it.

  21. omlet says:

    Yum!!!! Made it tonight.

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