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Jan 8, 2022

Baked Eggs with Parmesan and Chives

Baked Eggs with Parmesan and Chives, an easy, tasty, and scaleable recipe for preparing eggs for a crowd, or just one. 

Baked eggs plated with tomatoes.


Baked eggs, why haven't I ever tried them before now? These are so easy to prepare, delicious, and pretty foolproof too. 

The yolks are cooked to custardy perfection while the egg whites, baked together with the cream and parmesan cheese, remain creamy and have an amazing texture and flavor.... all in eight to ten minutes! 

Instead of scrambled eggs, these would be such an elegant option for entertaining a group for Sunday brunch. The eggs also stay nice and warm in the individual ramekins, which is also perfect for entertaining a crowd.

Baked eggs in a ramekin.

 

Baked eggs are also known as shirred eggs, or, if you want to be sophisticated, oeufs en cocotte. You can make as many servings as you like. Your only limitation is how many little baking dishes you have. 

Ingredients in these baked eggs (and recipe variations):

For these baked eggs, the ingredients include butter, eggs, freshly grated Parmesan, cream, and salt and pepper. 

Baked eggs with Parmesan and Chives ingredients.



You can also dress up these eggs by dropping additional ingredients in before you add the eggs, such as a tablespoon of thawed frozen spinach, bacon, caramelized onions, chopped tomatoes, or bits of cubed ham. 

How to Make Baked Eggs:

First, heat your oven to 350 degrees F, drop a teaspoon of butter into each baking dish or ramekin, and place them in the oven to let the butter just melts. 

Once the butter has melted, add some cream to the dishes and then drop in the eggs. Top the eggs with some freshly grated Parmesan cheese and then some freshly chopped chives, and of course some salt and pepper. 

Baked eggs with Parmesan and Chives before baking.



For each individual serving I included two large eggs and baked them in a shallow ceramic crème brûlée style ramekin

You can also use souffle-style ramekins or heart-shaped ones for breakfast for two. 

If you don't have porcelain ramekins, a jumbo muffin pan will also work, although you will have to remove the eggs from the cavities before serving. 

Baked eggs with Parmesan and Chives with toast.



The first time I made these eggs, I served them with buttered sourdough toast, coffee, and juice. 

This time, for a Sunday brunch, we had these with buttered sourdough English muffins, sliced grape tomatoes, and potato pancakes made from leftover slow cooker cheesy twiced-baked potatoes

By the way, the potato pancakes are amazing. Just use your favorite recipe for potato pancakes and substitute the cheesy potatoes. 


Baked eggs with Parmesan and Chives plated.



This post has been updated from October, 2014 with new photos, recipe card, and instructions. 

This recipe has been adapted with permission from the blog, A Calculated Whisk. We both used to participate in Secret Recipe Club back in the early food blogging days. 

More fabulous egg dishes:

Chinese Tea Eggs

Jalapeño Pickled Eggs

Migas: Tex-Mex Scrambled Eggs

Make-ahead Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches

Shakshuka

Sous Vide Ham and Cheese Egg Bites

Plus, I've got a ton of deviled eggs recipes!





The theme for this week's Sunday Funday is celebrating eggs and our host is Rebekah of Making Miracles. Be sure to try some of these egg dishes:




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  1. OMG I have all sorts of plans for these eggs!

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  2. What a great idea for breakfast, lunch or a late night dinner~ Great src pick, Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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    1. Late night dinner sounds like an excellent idea, Lynn.

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  3. I don't think I've ever made baked eggs either, but these sound awesome... especially with all the goodies on top! Yum!

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  4. I love that you can flavour baked eggs with just about anything, and they really do make entertaining a crowd for brunch a complete doddle.

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  5. These sound so decadent with the fresh Parmesan cheese and chives on top. Your right, they would make a wonderful brunch item for guests.

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  6. Oh I love baked eggs. These look super good. Yeah for brunch. Happy Reveal Day!

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  7. Lovely recipe, I never had baked eggs, which is odd, I like eggs in ANY preparation, and this one is superb!

    great post, Karen! Perfect to go with one of your amazing breads....

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    1. Thanks Sally!! I love spreading the egg all over the toast, or making an egg sandwich. It's all about the bread, right?

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  8. YUMM!! Karen those look fantastic - I have wanted to do baked eggs but haven't given them a try yet - yours look perfect. Happy reveal day!

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  9. These would be perfect for serving at a brunch where you want to feed numerous people all at once.

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  10. This looks like a wonderful breakfast! Great SRC pick!

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  11. Baked eggs are my favorite way to have my eggs! I love this!!! Great pick, Karen!

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  12. I've never tried baked eggs before -- these sound great!

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  13. These look wonderful! I've been meaning to try baked eggs, but haven't yet - I think this is the inspiration I needed, going to try them this week! =)

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  14. I have just figured out what we're having for #MeatlessMonday next week. This looks fabulous!!

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  15. I don't like scrambled eggs so this might be worth trying! Wonderful choice this month.

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    1. Way better than scrambled eggs. Very custardy. I definitely recommend trying these Lauren.

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  16. Eggs are one of my favorite breakfast dishes. These sound delicious! Great pick this month :)

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  17. Yum! Perfect for breakfast! Great pick this month.

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  18. What an amazing idea for breakfast (and especially for brunch) dear Karen! Simple, delicious, and so rich and filling! Wonderful work, thank you!

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  19. I am so glad you liked these eggs! Baked eggs do have a special texture. Lovely pictures!

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  20. I'm not typically a fan of baked eggs but I think I need to try this anyway. Esp with the cream and parmesan cheese!!

    Great pick this month!

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  21. I love baked eggs but usually go the tomato-base route. These sound wonderfully decadent! Great SRC pick :)

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  22. Thanks for bringing that back to my radar... it is indeed such a delicious simple recipe, I need to make it before the weekend is over!

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    1. Funny! I was just reading the old comments and thought "I wonder if Sally tried these eggs..." Lol.

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  23. I love baked eggs. That is a perfect breakfast you dished up there Karen.

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  24. I've only ever baked duck eggs and now I don't know why. Perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch or a light dinner. Yours turned out gorgeous, Karen!

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    1. Thanks Stacy. I don't know why I don't make these more often myself!

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  25. Oh my goodness these look SO delicious!! I need to whip these up for breakfast this week.

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  26. Karen your baked eggs reminds me of the breakfast I enjoyed at a French brunch place in Bali. Best ever baked eggs. Now I have your recipe to follow and make this delicious breakfast. A plan for coming Sunday for sure.

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