Shirred Eggs
Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Dan Becker
YieldsMakes 1 serving
Something magical happens when you bake eggs with cream: They turn into a dense, silky custard, becoming much more than the sum of their parts.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Preheat oven to 375°.

Step 2
2

Coat a 6-oz. ramekin with butter. Pour whipping cream into ramekin.

Step 3
3

Crack eggs into ramekin, coaxing yolks toward the center, using a spoon if necessary.

Step 4
4

Sprinkle eggs with salt and pepper, top with chives, then cheese.

Step 5
5

Bake until set around edges and still a bit jiggly in the center, about 12 minutes. (For firm yolks, bake an additional 3 minutes.) Let sit 2 to 3 minutes to set and serve immediately.

Ingredients

 1/4 teaspoon butter
 2 teaspoons heavy whipping cream
 2 eggs
  Salt
  Freshly ground black pepper
 1 teaspoon minced chives
 1 tablespoon grated hard cheese, such as parmesan

Directions

Step 1
1

Preheat oven to 375°.

Step 2
2

Coat a 6-oz. ramekin with butter. Pour whipping cream into ramekin.

Step 3
3

Crack eggs into ramekin, coaxing yolks toward the center, using a spoon if necessary.

Step 4
4

Sprinkle eggs with salt and pepper, top with chives, then cheese.

Step 5
5

Bake until set around edges and still a bit jiggly in the center, about 12 minutes. (For firm yolks, bake an additional 3 minutes.) Let sit 2 to 3 minutes to set and serve immediately.

Shirred Eggs