Simple Shirred Eggs With Cheese Recipe

Shirred Eggs With Cheese
Diana Rattray
  • Total: 24 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 14 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4
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These easy shirred eggs are baked in individual dishes with cream, butter, and cheddar cheese. 

The eggs make a simple breakfast with 2 eggs per person. Add bacon, ham, or sausage, if you like, or serve them with fresh sliced tomatoes or fruit. They are excellent with a side dish of baked beans!

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What You'll Need

  • 4 teaspoons melted butter
  • 8 eggs
  • 8 tablespoons heavy cream
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper (freshly ground) to taste
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)

How to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 350 F (180 C/Gas 4). 
  2. Put 1 teaspoon of melted butter in each of four individual baking dishes or ramekins. Brush the butter over the bottoms and sides of the dishes.
  3. Break 2 eggs into each dish. Add 2 tablespoons of heavy cream to each dish and then sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes; sprinkle 1 tablespoon of shredded cheese over each egg just a minute or two before​ the dish is done.
    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    358 Calories
    30g Fat
    2g Carbs
    18g Protein
    (Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)