Saturday, October 24, 2009

White House Recipe From The Healthy Kids Fair: Baked Eggs

At First Lady Michelle Obama's Healthy Kids Fair at the White House on Wednesday, the White House chefs demonstrated all kinds of easy, nutritious recipes for visiting school children and their parents. (Above, from left: Mrs. Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack speak with Executive Chef Cris Comerford, while Kass shows a visiting student and visiting chefs his recipe).

Working in a special outdoor kitchen on the South Lawn, Food Initiative Coordinator Sam Kass created a recipe for Baked Eggs that's healthy, low fat, and high in protein. The recipe uses cheddar cheese, eggs, turkey sausage, potatoes, and Swiss chard. Kass is a fan of Swiss chard (it's appeared in his other recipes), and he's also a fan of baking things. His healthy Baked Chicken recipe--which comes out very similar to fried chicken but without the fat content--is seriously delicious. The Baked Eggs are equally good, too.

At the event, the Baked Eggs were cut into bite-size pieces and put in little cups so everyone could sample them, so there's no picture of how the dish would look whole, coming out of the oven, but you can use your imagination (above, the event eggs).

Recipe cards for each of the dishes that were demo'd were available on the tables to take home. Click the photo below to enlarge it, and you'll be able to read the recipe for Baked Eggs--and add it to your own electronic recipe file. Happy cooking!

Related: Executive Pastry Chef Bill Yosses created a recipe at the Fair for Baked Apples; it's here. A video of Mrs. Obama's remarks at the Fair is at the bottom of this post. Mrs. Obama's hula hooping at the Fair and more photos are here; White House Honey at the Fair is here.

*Photos by Eddie Gehman Kohan/