- 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 8 large eggs
The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…
- large sprig tarragon, leaves chopped
A popular and versatile herb, tarragon has an intense flavour that's a unique mix of sweet…
- 50g gruyère (or vegetarian alternative), grated
Gruyère is an undoubted pinnacle of traditional Swiss cheese-making, a culinary masterpiece as…
- 100ml double cream
- 100g bag watercress, to serve
With deep green leaves, and crisp, paler stems, watercress is related to mustard and is one of…
- Brummie bacon cakes (see 'Goes well with') or toast, to serve
Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3 and bring a kettleful of water to the boil. Pour 1 tbsp oil into 4 shallow ramekins and crack 2 eggs into each. Season with sea salt and coarse black pepper, sprinkle with the tarragon and cheese, then spoon over the cream.
Set the ramekins in a roasting tin, then quarter-fill the tin with water from the kettle. Carefully transfer to the oven and bake for 6-8 mins or until the egg whites are softly set and the yolks are runny. Serve immediately with the watercress on the side and Brummie bacon cakes (see 'Goes well with', right), toast, or gluten-free alternative.