This is the dish to serve if you want to impress that special someone you just woke up with. Al Forno means ’from the oven’, and these little bundles of joy are the perfect little dishes to serve when your loved one comes crawling out of bed. A few fresh berries on the side, along with a fresh cup o’ coffee….yum!! This is a great way to start any Saturday morning!
4 individual ramekins
4 slices of sourdough bread (cut to fit into the bottom of the ramekins)
1 1/2 cups fontina cheese, shredded
3 pieces cooked bacon, chopped into pieces
6 oz fresh baby spinach, cut into ribbons
4 lg eggs
salt & pepper
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
Heat oven to 350 degrees f. Butter the ramekins and insert 1 piece of bread into each ramekin. Make sure it fits completely into the bottom. If the piece of bread is too small, place more into the ramekin to fill the space. If too much, remove some of the bread, as the should be snug. Drizzle with a bit of olive oil. Place fontina cheese on top of the bread, then top with bacon. Place equal amounts of spinach on top of the bacon crumbles. Gently crack 1 egg for each ramekin and place on top of the spinach. Drizzle with a bit more olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.
Place the ramekins on top of a baking sheet, and place in the oven. Bake for about 15 minutes or until the whites are set and the yolk is runny. Remove and top with equal amounts of parmesan cheese, and serve.