• Serves 2
  • 45 minutes
  • Difficulty Medium
  • 8 Ingredients


This dish is an interpretation of the classic egg, tomato, bacon. In the 1930s and 40s, during the times of the Colonial rule in South Africa, this was the dish that the British travellers and officers ate before starting out for a wild safari.

Ingredients (serves 2)

  • 4 large, ripe yet firm, red tomatoes
  • to season salt
  • to season freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 eggs
  • 250gm breadcrumbs
  • 30gm finely chopped parsely
  • 8 rashers rindless bacon
  • to fry vegetable oil


  1. Cut a neat slice off the top of the tomatoes and remove the pith and seeds. Season the cavities well with salt and pepper. Leave upside down to drain excess water; this allows the tomatoes to hold shape while baking.
  2. Soft-boil the eggs. The best way to ensure soft boiled eggs is to place it in cold water. Bring to boil and let boil for exactly 1 minute. Switch off heat and let stand for 2 minutes. Remove shell afterwards.
  3. Pre-heat the oven to 200°C. Place the eggs inside the tomatoes and line in a baking tray.
  4. Mix bread crumbs with parsley; season with salt and black pepper. Sprinkle this on top of each tomato and then close with the tomato ‘lids’.
  5. Bake in oven for 8 – 10 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, fry the bacon rashers in vegetable oil.
  7. Serve the eggs in tomatoes with bacon piping hot.
  8. Eat

  • Love this idea. Wants to try.


  • Egg and tomato is a lovely combination. The only thing is I don’t like the taste of baked tomato’s, I prefer them fresh & raw


  • Yessss I’m so making this tomorrow morning! Thanks!!!


  • I have never thought of putting Eggs in Tomatoes, love the idea and they look delicious.


  • I love the idea of baking eggs in the tomatoes. Looks so tasty but also so cute.


  • I’ve never heard of this but it is an interesting way of serving up bacon, eggs and tomatoes for breakfast.


  • Who would have thought? I have never seen or heard of this but sounds a great way to try eggs.


  • This is different but looks very yummy. I will have to try this one out. Thank you.


  • That sounds lovely for a breakfast.


  • What a breakfast looks so delicious


  • Yum and look at that bacon …


  • My husband would absolutely love this.


  • We do similar, but dice the bacon and put it in the tomato shells and break a raw egg into it then bake in the oven. So simple, yet delicious. Thanks for sharing.


  • This looks so lovely and yummy.


  • Ooh an interesting take on a yummy Sunday breakfast. Worth a try.


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