Baked eggs are also known as shirred eggs: they are super easy to do! You can cook them in an oven or an air fryer. Here’s how to prepare them with their cooking time and cooking temperature. Translation in French: œufs au four.
Cooking baked eggs
How do I bake eggs?
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It’s super easy to prepare eggs, just make sure that your egg shell is clean before you start (it could be bad if something dirty came into contact with the egg white and the yolk once you crack it).
Cooking eggs in the oven
Cooking eggs in the oven (baked eggs) are my mom’s go-to dish when she wants something easy, yet classy. Here’s her recipe
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
2. Grease a ramekin or oven-safe dish with butter or oil.
3. Crack the eggs into the dish and season with salt and pepper. You can add a bit of ham + a dollop of sour cream, it will make your baked eggs even tastier. A personal favorite of mine: put half a slice of smoked salmon and a dollop of sour cream in your ramekin, then crack your egg, and season to taste.
4. Put your ramekins in a larger oven dish. Put boiling water in the oven dish so that you have a bain-marie.
5. Bake for 12 minutes, or until the whites are set and the yolks are still runny. Enjoy!
You can serve your shirred eggs with a simple salad for an elegant (yet easy) evening dinner.
Cooking baked eggs in an air fryer
Cooking baked eggs in an air fryer. Baked eggs can also be prepared with an air fryer.
1. Crack an egg into a small dish that fits in the air fryer basket, such as a ramekin
2. Cook for 8-10 minutes at 350°F (175°C) until the whites are set and the yolks are cooked to your liking.
The cooking time may vary based on the size and power of your air fryer, so be sure to adjust as needed.
Eggs are a nutritious food that can be included in a healthy diet. They are rich in protein, vitamins, and minerals, and are a good source of energy. One large egg contains about 70 calories, 6 grams of protein, and 5 grams of fat, with the majority of the fat being unsaturated. Eggs also contain small amounts of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, vitamin D, iron, and calcium. Eggs are also a good source of choline, a nutrient that is important for brain and nervous system function. In addition, eggs contain lutein and zeaxanthin, which are antioxidants that may help protect against age-related eye diseases such as macular degeneration.