If you are doing an egg-fast, or need some inspiration to jazz up eggs, may I remind you about the very simple, classic dish of cream-baked eggs, also known as oeufs en cocotte. My recipe below is uncomplicated and packed with flavour (it’s my go-to dish when I don’t feel like cooking and Funnyman is travelling). Ramekins are essential for this specific recipe, but if you choose to use a wider, shallower dish, you may need to shave some time off the cooking. Its 30 minutes in the oven for the whites to set and for the double cream to bake to a heavenly flavour, but it’s well worth waiting for. I seasoned the cream with smoked salt flakes and garnished the finished dish with some some chives (to make it cute).
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Carbs 0.5g | Fat 27g | Protein 15g
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Enjoy this with my (toasted) Quick Chia Keto Bread, or any other bread recipes that you love. Truth be told, I just dive in with a teaspoon.
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Cream-baked Eggs (Keto)
- 4 TB double cream
- 4 eggs
- smoked sea salt flakes
- white pepper
- 1 tsp snipped chives, to garnish
- Preheat the oven to 180°C (fan oven). This is 200°C for conventional ovens (or 400°F / gas mark 6).
- Have two greased ramekins ready. Pour one tablespoon of double cream into each one.
- Crack two eggs into each ramekin, then add another tablespoon of double cream into each one covering the eggs. Season with smoked sea salt flakes and a little white pepper. Very gently agitate the mixture to spread the seasoning - but do not break the yolks.
- Carefully place the two ramekins onto a little baking tray (#SafetyFirst) and place into the preheated oven for 30 minutes.
- Carefully remove and allow to cool a little before seasoning and garnishing - then dive in with a teaspoon. (Remember the ramekins are very hot!)
- This could also be enjoyed over a slice or two of my Quick Keto Chia Bread. I have also started adding more cream (between 3-4 TB to each ramekin) as the flavour of baked cream is intoxicating!
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Calories 308Kcal / 1289kJ
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