Sunday morning baked eggs

Sunday morning baked eggs

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins

Easy

Serves 4
These creamy, indulgent eggs are baked in individual ramekins with cream, cheese and tarragon - perfect for a lazy weekend brunch

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal426
  • fat40g
  • saturates16g
  • carbs1g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre0g
  • protein16g
  • salt1.8g
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Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 8 large eggs
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • large sprig tarragon, leaves chopped
    Tarragon

    Tarragon

    ta-ra-gon

    A popular and versatile herb, tarragon has an intense flavour that's a unique mix of sweet…

  • 50g Gruyère (or vegetarian alternative), grated
    Gruyère

    Gruyère

    groo-ee-yeah

    Gruyère is an undoubted pinnacle of traditional Swiss cheese-making, a culinary masterpiece as…

  • 100ml double cream
  • 100g bag watercress, to serve
    Watercress

    Watercress

    wort-er-cress

    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

Method

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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soheal
21st Feb, 2015
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I tried making this for breakfast. I think a tablespoon of oil is too much as that's all I could taste. It needs to be in the oven for longer and the water bath needs to reach at least half way up the wall of the ramekins. But I will be trying this again as I think it's a splendid idea :)