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Eggs en cocotte, anyone?

by Bangsar Babe

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

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