Thursday, September 21, 2017

Cloud Eggs

Sunny-side-up, over-easy, poached, scrambled ... however you like your eggs, it's safe to say none of those eggs are as pretty as cloud eggs.

If you're looking to take your breakfast to a whole new level of extra, well then I have the recipe for you!  Cloud eggs are incredibly easy, and they taste better than I could have imagined.  I thought they might turn out slightly meringue-like due to whipping them, but instead they were perfectly fluffy and soft, with a gorgeous runny yolk.

Cloud Eggs

4 eggs
salt and pepper
1/2 cup grated Parmesan (optional)
1/3 cup minced green onions (optional)

Preheat the oven to 450 F, and line a cookie sheet with parchment.  Separate your eggs, putting all the whites in a mixing bowl, and setting the yolks aside each in their own small bowl.  Season the whites with salt and pepper and whisk/beat until stiff peaks form (or somewhere between soft peaks and stiff peaks).  Use a spatula to gently fold in the optional ingredients.  Create four mounds on the parchment and indent the centers of each to look like little nests.  Bake until slightly golden, or about 3 minutes.  Carefully add an egg yolk to the center of each, season the yolk with salt and pepper, and bake an additional 3 minutes until yolk is just set.  Serve immediately.

A lovely way to start the day.

You can mix up the add-ins, using whatever you have on hand, or just make plain eggs with salt and pepper.

I think the only prettier breakfasts we've made were our beet breakfasts.

How do you like your eggs?

1 comment:

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Oh yum!! Those look amazing. When I first saw the photo I thought you had hollowed out a cauliflower and baked an egg in it! I loooove runny yolks so these are right up my alley. I had initially read that I wasn't supposed to have runny yolks during pregnancy but then the OB I saw 2 weeks ago told me it's really not a high risk so I started eating them again. My favorite way to eat eggs is over easy with GF toast. I need something to dip in the yolks.