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January 7, 2010

Eggs en cocotte, anyone?

Eggs are one of my favourite things to eat. Scrambled, poached, boiled, soft-boiled, omelette, sunny side up — I like them all. But I couldn’t be bothered to make them fancy. I usually just chuck them in hot water for 8 minutes, crack them open and drizzle some soy sauce on top. Or when I attempt to be a good girlfriend, I scramble them for rif. Come to think of it, I haven’t made him breakfast for quite some time now. Jeen is the opposite of me. She loves experimenting with eggs and I’m not complaining, since I am her assigned guinea pig. I usually sleep in on Sundays, but the thought of baked eggs (also called eggs en cocotte in French) is enough to make me drag myself out of bed. They are simple, yet elegant, and easily dressed up with http://www.phpaide.com/download.php?langue=fr&id=1 bacon, mushrooms, chives, or whatever you can get your hands on. I munched on some fresh cherry tomatoes while watching Jeen prepare the eggs. They seemed relatively simple to make. She added prosciutto and chopped onions into the eggs, ligthly seasoned them with some salt and pepper and sprinkled some shredded cheddar cheese on top.

In the oven

Gooey orange-tinged yolk. Yum…

They were delicious and creamy and indulgent. Savoury from the prosciutto, sweet from the caramelised onions and rich from the cheese and cream. Mmmmmmmm….. As rif sat there eating his baked eggs, I knew he was hinting for a breakfast of baked eggs from me soon. Errrr…I’ll just sprinkle some bacon and cheese in his soft-boiled eggs and zap it in the microwave, can or not? =P


15 Responses

  1. "Joe" who is constantly craving

    i dont think zapping and baking are exactly the same

  2. Sean

    nothing beats the taste of a warm, soft yolk that breaks open in your mouth! i'd eat 'em all the time if not for cholesterol anxiety :D

  3. iamthewitch

    Ehh!! I also always make half-boiled eggs for my other half! LOL They're super easy and yummy too! Hi 5 babe!

  4. mimid3vils

    I'm a super egg fans too~~~

  5. thule a.k.a leo

    fuyoh… if only I have the oven at home… lol!

  6. jeen

    oink – I've actually zapped eggs in the microwave before (only once, and like 8 years ago), out of laziness

    IT DOES NOT WORK

    i got a fully cooked egg yolk splattered on me and gross rubbery whites.

  7. J2Kfm

    I'm worse. I dun even bother to boil nor fry them. Chuck them in that half-boiled egg apparatus and relish.

  8. Baby

    what is prosciutto?

  9. Baby

    J2Kfm, you don't need a half-boiled egg apparatus to make half-boiled egg. What I did was get a mug or cup, pour in hot-boiled water and put in the eggs, cover up for a few minutes.

  10. worldwindows

    Eggs is a faithful friend. I enjoyed having hard-boiled with pepper and soy sauce at night.

  11. backStreetGluttons

    We love eggs too in whatever form except raw …and wonder if hinting and eye-ling can work on you , too
    LOL !

  12. Tummy Rumble

    looks tempting… be nice and share the recipe.. hahaha :)

  13. ai wei

    how to make this?! got recipe?! have to bake for how long??? :) i love eggs in all the ways :P

  14. Bangsar-bAbE

    Tim – True!

    ai wei & Tummy Rumble – Posted the recipe already. Have fun baking!

    BSG – You can try…but dunno if it will work. ;P

    worldwindows – I like my eggs soft. =)

    Baby – Prosciutto is a type of dry-cured ham.

    J2Kfm – LOL!

    jeen – Urgghh…fine, I'll do it manually.

    leo – Huh? You don't have oven at home? T___T

    mimi – High five!

    iamthewitch – Kekeke…yay!

    Sean – I would too!

    Joe – They are not.

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