Eggs Gruyere

Serves 8

Ingredients:

2 cups grated Gruyere cheese
1/2 stick of butter (cut into small cubes)
1/2 t. saltDo not over cook
Dash of white pepper
1 1/2 t. dry mustard
1 cup heavy cream
12 eggs beaten
Bread crumbs - made from any old bread or rolls
Olive oil - small amount
Tomato sliced into 1/4" slices (8 slices)
Parsley (as a garnish)

7 X 11 baking dish

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°.   

Spread the cheese evenly over the bottom of dish.  Distribute the butter over the cheese.  Mix the seasoning and cream and drizzle ½ of this mixture over the cheese.  Pour the eggs into the baking dish and then drizzle the remaining cream/seasoning mixture into the dish.  Bake until a knife comes-out clean (approximately 45 minutes). Do not over cook.  Protect the top from over-browning by placing foil on top.  

Add a small amount of olive oil to your bread crumbs (just to moisten).  Add one tablespoon of bread crumbs to each tomato slice.  Place slices onto a sprayed baking sheet and broil until toasted.  Top each portion with a tomato slice. Garnish with parsley.