Eggs in pots (oeuf cocotte) with salmon

Singlemade: Eggs in pots (oeuf cocotte) with salmon

You’re well aware that I love eggs. En wat the chef likes, the chef cooks. So here’s ANOTHER egg recipe, called eggs in pots. Cream, cheese and eggs, a very French recipe and therefore likely to be delicious. This French classic is usually served for breakfast because it’s to be spooned and also dippable with bread soldiers. But if you ask me it’s a perfect dinner as well, or #brinner (breakfast for dinner) as it’s called these days. Eggs in pots are incredibly easy to make and perfect for singles! But kids love them too!

A couple weeks ago we invited our neighbours over for brunch. Their kids said they loved to cook, so we invited them an hour early to help out. Besides homemade pastries, they whipped up these eggs in pots and they were a huge success with the parents. A few days later I ran into the mum and she told me that the kids made the recipe again at home and that it was so good they each had two pots!

So here’s a recipe for 2 eggs in pots, perfect for one or two helpings ;-).

Singlemade: Eggs in pots (oeuf cocotte) with salmon

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Eggs in pots (oeuf cocotte) with salmon
Eggs in pots (oeuf cocotte) with salmon
Cuisine French
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
oeufs cocottes
Cuisine French
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
oeufs cocottes
Eggs in pots (oeuf cocotte) with salmon
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  2. Cut the smoked salmon into thin strips.
  3. Build the pots as follows: Cover the bottom with salmon and sprinkle some herbs on it. Cover with grated cheese. Pour 5 tablespoons of cream per pot over the grated cheese. Season to taste with pepper and salt. Break one egg per pot over the grated cheese. Try not to break the yoke. Cook in the oven for 12-15 minutes until the egg yokes solidify.
    Singlemade: Eggs in pots (oeuf cocotte) with salmon
  4. Serve the egg pots with bread soldiers. Tip: you have to spoon the pots out!
    Singlemade: Eggs in pots (oeuf cocotte) with salmon
Recipe Notes

*Not a salmon-fan? You can replace it with chorizo or (smoked) ham. Prefer veggie? Use baked mushrooms instead!

**Chives go great with salmon, but dill, parsley, basil, or a mix of those work great as well!

*** No ramekins? Small glass jam jars or little coffee cups make for good substitutes!

Tip: don’t have any suitable receptacle around the house? Use a hollowed out bread bun or crusty bread roll! Remove the insides, cut them up, sprinkle some oil on top and bake them in the oven along with the egg pots. You’ll get some great dipping croutons!


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Carine was sold. She’ll be making it again, for sure. Next time she’ll try mushrooms!

Stijn didn’t have little pots so he used a single bowl. Worked perfectly!

Eveline used ham and fresh parsley. A great combo! 😉


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