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Eggs Baked in Cream

Not surprisingly, eggs have something in common with chicken: high choline content. Choline is associated with long-term memory development.

Type:  Main Course

Harissa is a North African sauce made of hot chili peppers and olive oil. It's commonly used in Tunisian, Algerian, and Moroccan cooking.


Serves 1

  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • ¼ cup leeks, sliced (white and light green parts only)
  • 2 sprigs parsley leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1-2 tsps harissa
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tbsps half-and-half
  • Salt and coarsely ground black pepper
  • Rustic bread, toasted


  1. Set an oven rack in the middle of the oven and preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Melt butter over medium heat in a small sauté pan and add sliced leeks with a splash of water and a pinch or two of salt. Cook until leeks are tender, soft and caramelized, about 20 minutes.
  3. Transfer leeks to a ramekin or small baking dish and line the bottom of the dish with them. Sprinkle parsley leaves on top, reserving a few bits for garnish. Spread the harissa over the herbs in a thin layer, using as much as desired.
  4. Crack the egg and gently slide it into the middle of the dish. Add the cream so it covers the egg white. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Bake egg for 8-12 minutes, until cooked to your liking. Serve immediately with grilled or toasted bread.

Olga Massov:
Sassy Radish is a blog written by Olga Massov, a finance geek by day and home cook enthusiast by night. Sassy Radish is dedicated to cooking, writing, and photography. Initially the blog was conceived with the notion that good food need not be complicated, and that cooking with whole ingredients was not only a way of cooking, it was a reflection on how we live our lives. Also, cooking is simply fun. Originally, Olga hails from Russia, and although she's lived in the United States most her life, she maintains her deep love of all things pickled, herring, pelmeni, cabbage, and sour cream (among other things). Olga's life in the US, on the other hand, helped her to develop great penchant for things like bourbon, barbecue, and bluegrass. She likes to eat pretty much everything, particularly sushi, brisket, Indian, Thai, and good Mexican (the latter being rather difficult to locate in New York.) She's a sucker for things with cilantro, lime, and onions, and thinks mashed potatoes is an acceptable answer to a really bad day.