Castroville Eggs

Egg Dishes and Breakfast Entrees

Castroville Eggs

Castroville, California is known as the ‘Artichoke Capital of the World.’ Marilyn Monroe was crowned Miss California Artichoke Queen in Castroville in 1947.


Servings: 8

4 cups cream or half & half
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon white pepper
¼ cup chopped green onions
¼ cup diced pimentos
2 teaspoons cornstarch diluted with 2 teaspoons water
1½ cups shredded cheese of choice, a white cheese is recommended
2½ cups chopped artichoke hearts, water-packed not marinated
4 English muffins, split and toasted
8 eggs
Hot water for poaching eggs Splash of vinegar


For sauce: Mix together all sauce ingredients in the top pan of a double boiler. Heat through and add cheese. Continue to heat until cheese has melted and add artichoke hearts. To serve: Poach eggs in water with a splash of vinegar to keep eggs from spreading. Place one egg on each half of English muffin. Ladle warm sauce over eggs. Garnish with edible flower, parsley or paprika.