This tomato basil Dutch baby recipe is a savory version of my sweet German pancake. Full of pungent parmesan and heady basil, this dish is perfect for brunch, lunch, or dinner. Yield: 1 10-inch Dutch baby that will feed two people a light meal
Prep Time 3minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Total Time 23minutes
Author Stephanie Stiavetti
2wholeeggsat room temperature
1egg whiteat room temperature
2/3cupmilkat room temperature
1/2cup plus 2 tablespoonsall-purpose flour
1/4teaspoonfreshly ground black pepper
2mediumtomatoesseeded, sliced into wedges, and dried with a paper towel
6largebasil leavessliced thin
More grated Parmesanfor topping
Preheat oven to 400°F (204°C). Put a 10-inch cast iron skillet or 10-inch ramekin into the oven and heat for at least 10 minutes.
Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in the microwave. In a blender, add the eggs, egg white, milk, flour, salt, pepper, and melted butter. Blend for about 30 seconds, until you have a very smooth batter. Be sure to scrape down the sides of the blender with a spatula to make sure you get anything stuck to the sides.
Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter to the hot pan in the oven. Carefully, and with an oven mitt on, swirl the pan so that the butter coats the bottom of the pan. Place the pan back in the oven to keep it hot.
Add the Parmesan cheese to the batter and give it a good stir.
Set the tomatoes and basil inside the hot pan—be careful, as they will sputter in the butter—and very carefully pour the batter into the hot pan in the oven, making sure not to splatter yourself or the sides of the pan. The pan will be very hot, so be careful!
Quickly use a butter knife to push a few tomatoes into the middle of the pan, as they will collect off to one side, and sprinkle the top with a little more Parmesan. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the Dutch baby has grown to lofty heights and sports a golden crown. Don’t open the door of the oven while it is baking, or your Dutch baby will fall. Cue sad face.
Remove the hot pan from the oven and gently loosen the sides of the Dutch baby with a wooden spatula or spoon. Slide the Dutch baby onto a plate and enjoy immediately, garnishing with more Parmesan if you like.