A breaded fried egg tops each of the little cheese tortes in this gourmet breakfast recipe. A mushroom cream sauce is served on top.

Source: Midwest Living


Recipe Summary

45 mins


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For tortes:
  • Using the 2 teaspoons melted butter, lightly coat six 6-ounce ramekins, soufflé dishes or custard cups. Set aside.

  • In a medium bowl, combine ricotta cheese, fontina, egg, egg white, 1/2 teaspoon oregano, salt and black pepper. Spoon cheese mixture into prepared cups, filling each cup just under half full. Sprinkle Parmigiano-Reggiano on top of each.

  • Bake, uncovered, in a 375 degree F oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until set and lightly browned. Remove from oven. Set aside and keep warm.

For sauce:
  • In a large skillet cook mushrooms, shallot, and garlic in 1 tablespoon hot butter over medium heat about 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in the whipping cream. Bring to boiling, stirring often; reduce heat. Add Taleggio cheese; stir until cheese is melted. Stir in 1 teaspoon oregano. Set aside and keep warm.

  • To serve, remove ricotta cheese tortes from the ramekins. Place each torte in the center of a dinner plate. Place a Panko-Breaded Fried Egg on top of each torte. Spoon sauce around edges of torte. Garnish with fresh herbs or parsley leaves, if you like. Makes 6 main-dish servings.


Prepare tortes as directed above through step 2. Cover and chill up to 4 hours. To serve, bake and assemble as directed. Prepare sauce as directed in step 4. Refrigerate in an airtight container up to 24 hours. To serve, place sauce in a small saucepan and heat over low heat until heated through, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Facts

643 calories; fat 53g; cholesterol 426mg; saturated fat 27g; carbohydrates 15g; mono fat 15g; poly fat 5g; insoluble fiber 1g; sugars 2g; protein 27g; vitamin a 1797.8IU; vitamin c 2.4mg; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.8mg; niacin equivalents 1.6mg; vitamin b6 12.9mg; folate 60.5mcg; vitamin b12 1.6mcg; sodium 640mg; potassium 371mg; calcium 414mg; iron 2.2mg.