Basic Oeufs en Cocotte: French Baked Eggs

Creamy baked eggs make a simple, yet indulgent, brunch dish
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The French know the best way to eat their eggs — baked with plenty of cream. 

This recipe is courtesy of Eugenie Kitchen.

2
Servings
57
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Butter, for greasing
  • eggs
  • 4  Tablespoons  heavy cream
  • Pinch of salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Paprika, optional
  • Toasted bread, to serve

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Brush 2 ramekins with butter.

Add 1 egg and 2 tablespoons cream to each ramekin. Season with salt, pepper, and paprika.

Place the ramekins in a baking tray, and pour boiling water in the tray so that is comes at least half-way up the side of the ramekin. Cover the ramekins and baking tray with aluminum foil.

Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the eggs are cooked to your liking.

Serve hot, with toasted bread.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
6g
9%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
18mg
6%
Carbohydrate, by difference
1g
1%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin A, RAE
54µg
8%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
27mg
3%
Choline, total
5mg
1%
Fluoride, F
1µg
0%
Folate, total
1µg
0%
Magnesium, Mg
3mg
1%
Phosphorus, P
28mg
4%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
22mg
1%
Water
22g
1%

French Shopping Tip

Ingredients like olive oil, shallots, mustard, cream, stock, and butter will help bring French flavors to your cooking.

French Cooking Tip

French cuisine is renowned for slow-cooked sauces, however a quick pan sauce will do just as well; after sautéing a piece of meat or fish, remove it from the pan, deglaze with brandy or wine, finish with a touch of butter or cream and voilà!

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