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Basque Eggs with Ham, Tomatoes and Bell Peppers Recipe

Atkins Basque Eggs with Ham, Tomatoes and Bell Peppers
Net Atkins Count ™
Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Cook Time: 12 Minutes
Phase: Phase 1
Difficulty: Moderate
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  • 3 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 medium (2-1/2" dia) Onions
  • 3 tsp Garlic
  • 8 oz Roasted Bell Peppers
  • 2 plum tomato Red Tomatoes
  • 1/4 tsp Red or Cayenne Pepper
  • 6 tablespoon Unsalted Butter Stick
  • 12 large Egg (Whole)
  • 5 19/48 tbsp Basil
  • 6 oz, boneless, cooked Fresh Ham


  1. Heat oil in large heavy skillet over medium heat. Sauté diced onion 5 minutes, until softened; add minced garlic and cook 1 minute more.
  2. Add diced roasted peppers, diced tomatoes, and cayenne. Cover and cook 10 minutes, until vegetables are very soft, stirring occasionally.
  3. Uncover and simmer over medium heat until sauce is thick, about 10 minutes, stirring often. Season to taste with salt and pepper. (Mixture can be made up to 2 days ahead and reheated).
  4. In large bowl, beat eggs until blended. In large nonstick skillet, melt butter over low heat. Add eggs and basil. Cook, stirring constantly with rubber spatula, 12 minutes, until soft curds form and eggs are barely set.
  5. Add pepper mixture and ham; stir just until mixed.

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How we calculate the Net Atkins Count™

In the Atkins Nutritional Approach®, the Net Atkins Count™ is calculated by subtracting the number of grams of fiber and polyols (such as glycerin and sugar alcohols) from the total grams of carbohydrates in whole foods. This reflects the idea that fiber and polyols minimally impacts blood sugar levels at the doses present in the products.