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Shirred Eggs

A delicious baked egg recipe that can accommodate the different tastes of the people eating it, since it's baked in individual dishes. Can be made with meat or kept vegetarian.

Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine French
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 people


  • butter for baking dishes
  • 1-2 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1-1.5 cups cooked vegetables and/or meat warmed
  • cheese feta, gruyère, goat, any kind you like
  • 2-6 eggs
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • Parmesan optional
  • chives, parsley, or dark green scallions optional, for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 475° and butter 2 small baking dishes

  2. Drizzle half of the cream into each baking dish

  3. Spread half of the cooked vegetables and/or meat on the bottom of each dish, sprinkling your cheese of choice on top

  4. Crack between 1 and 3 eggs into each dish (depending on the size of the dish), keeping the yolks as close to the center of the dish as possible

  5. Season the eggs with salt & pepper, and sprinkle with a little Parmesan cheese if using

  6. Place dishes on middle rack in oven and bake 8 minutes for runnier yolks, 10 minutes for more solid yolks (whites should be set)

  7. Serve immediately, with some toast or baguette, with garnish sprinkled on top (if using)