Eggs Rosettes

So there’s a story behind this recipe (of course). I was on the treadmill reading Food Network Magazine (as I was wont to do in my earlier days) and I saw this egg dish that looked very pretty: it was eggs in a cup made of phyllo dough.

Loved the concept. Did not want the phyllo dough. So I decided to play with my food! This recipe replaces the starch with a protein source (a slice of lean deli meat). This is one of MANY neat recipe ideas featured in The Bariatric Foodie Breakfast Book!

That video was made when I was earlier out. I like to see myself back then: how I thought, how I cooked. I’m a work in progress. I hope you enjoy that glimpse of me way back when (I believe that was filmed in 2010).

Eggs Rosettes
(The recipe pictured makes 6 Egg Rosettes in a medium sized muffin tin – not a standard, but not a mini…I should get on finding the actual name for this tin!)

  • 1/4 of a tomato (like the one pictured), seeded and diced
  • 1/4 of a small onion, diced
  • 1-inch piece of zucchini, diced
  • 6 large slices of deli meat (I used low-fat turkey)
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp. shredded cheese


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Spray a skillet with nonstick cooking spray, set it over medium heat and allow it to get hot. Add veggies and cook 1-2 minutes.

Transfer to a bowl and add baking powder directly to the veggies and stir. (Doing it at this stage prevents the powder from clumping. Ad salt and pepper.

Spray a muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray. Arrange lunch meat in slots. (TIP: For this size I cut my lunch meat into four pieces and arranged them, overlapping. This doesn’t really help with leakage of the egg – some will leak onto the tin no matter what! – but it does help with the shape.)

Using a tablespoon, fill the meat cups all the way to the top. Bake for about 15 minutes before topping each with a little sprinkle of cheese and baking an additional 5 minutes.


Below you’ll find more shots of this dish. But first, I really do want you to check out The Bariatric Foodie Breakfast Book. I know breakfast can be difficult after surgery. That’s why I’ve taken the hard part out of it. There are ideas for nearly anything you like: eggs, protein oatmeal, protein baked goodies, quickie breakfasts, make-ahead breakfasts, even breakfasts that don’t feel like breakfast (just in case you aren’t a breakfast food person).

So check the book out, read the reviews! If breakfast has you stumped, I have you covered! Check out the book on hardcopy and Kindle on Amazon

This wast the photo that first appeared with this post in 2010.
Egg Rosettes
Dear Sunlight: Kindly stop changing directions right after I set up my shot!!!
Egg Rosettes
I’m TRYING to embrace the eye-level shot. I really am. I’m so close…
Egg Rosettes
They really do look like little flowers. That’s what I like about them.


  1. I loved your video! Can't wait to try these. Thanks for sharing!


  2. New to your website and just watched this video…highly entertaining. the dish looks good, and when I can eat again, will try it. would be good with some salsa on top and some Greek yogurt I think. One could be a meal.

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