|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 26g||34%|
|Saturated Fat 14g||69%|
|Total Carbohydrate 2g||1%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||0%|
|Total Sugars 1g|
|Vitamin C 0mg||1%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
These easy shirred eggs are baked in individual dishes with cream, butter, and cheddar cheese. The name may sound fancy (after all, it's a French preparation so that makes some sense), but it's nothing more than eggs in a flat-bottomed dish baked in the oven. The eggs aren't scrambled, but just topped with some cream and cheese, along with some salt and freshly cracked pepper.
This shirred eggs recipe makes a simple breakfast using just two eggs per person. Add crumbled sausage or bacon, or diced ham, if you like, or serve them with slices of tomatoes or fruit. They are excellent with a side dish of baked beans, potatoes, or even a green salad.
These eggs make for a delicious weekend breakfast or Sunday morning brunch, or even a different spin on breakfast for dinner. Simple but elegant, this particular egg preparation will likely become a favorite in your house.
4 teaspoons unsalted butter, melted
8 large eggs
8 tablespoons heavy cream
Salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
Heat the oven to 350 F / 180 C / Gas 4. Put 1 teaspoon of melted butter in each of 4 individual baking dishes or ramekins. Brush the butter over the bottoms and sides of the dishes.
Break 2 eggs into each dish.
Add 2 tablespoons of heavy cream to each dish and then sprinkle with salt and pepper.
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.
- Get creative and throw on some of your favorite toppings. Eggs are the ultimate savory blank slate. From crumbled bacon or ham, diced peppers or spinach, to fresh herbs such as chives, parsley, or rosemary, the choices are endless.
- Switch out the cheese for a different cheese, such as Gruyère, Parmesan, Swiss, or whatever cheese you desire.
How to Store Shirred Eggs
What is the difference between shirred eggs and scrambled eggs?
Both types of eggs typically have milk or cream in them. Shirred eggs, however, are cracked into a small dish to which cream or milk is added. They are then baked. Scrambled eggs are beaten a bit, usually with water, cream, or milk, and then cooked in a hot skillet.