Leek, Pea and Halloumi Baked Eggs

Leek, Pea and Halloumi Baked Eggs

This is yet another baked eggs brunch recipe which I love (inspired by my lovely old housemate, Bex). It sounds a bit mad, it looks a bit mad, but the freshness with the cheesiness is an unlikely combination which just works. It 's for those times you fancy a big ol' savoury brunch but want to be able to move after and not be in a sausage coma.

Serves: 2-3

Cooking time: 20 minutes


  • 7 Baby Potatoes
  • 225g Halloumi
  • 1 tsp Honey
  • 1 Leek
  • Handful of Kale
  • 1 tsp Za'atar (plus extra for topping if desired)
  • 100g Frozen Peas
  • 3 Sprigs of Mint
  • 4 Eggs
  • 125g Mozzarella
  • Salt & Pepper (for seasoning)
  • Butter


  1. Halve the baby potatoes and boil until softened (about 5-7 mins). Drain and set aside.
  2. Cube the halloumi and fry in a skillet or frying pan until golden. Remove and toss with honey in a separate bowl.
  3. Slice the leek and soften in the skillet with a knob of butter.
  4. After a few minutes, add the halved potatoes, za'atar, and seasonings to the skillet. Add more butter if needed. Sauté until potatoes start to crisp.
  5. In a blender, combine frozen peas with 100ml boiling water and mint sprigs. Blend until a purée forms.
  6. Add the pea purée to the skillet, along with the kale and honey-coated halloumi. Season as needed. If the mixture is too dry, add a little boiling water to deglaze the pan.
  7. Preheat the grill on high. In the skillet, make four wells and crack an egg into each one. It's okay if the eggs spread.
  8. Scatter mozzarella over the skillet. Season generously, and sprinkle more za'atar if desired.
  9. Place the skillet under the grill to cook the eggs and brown the cheese (about 4 mins). For runny yolks, remove while eggs still wobble slightly as they'll continue cooking after removal.
  10. Serve directly from the skillet for a delightful presentation.

Serving Note: Best enjoyed on a Saturday morning with Etta James' "Tough Lover" playing with fresh bread and butter.

Leek, Pea and Halloumi Baked Eggs

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