If you are doing an egg-fast, or need some inspiration to jazz up eggs, may I remind you about the very simple, classic dish of cream-baked eggs, also known as oeufs en cocotte. My recipe below is uncomplicated and packed with flavour (it’s my current addiction when I don’t feel like cooking or if Funnyman is travelling!) Ramekins are essential for this specific recipe, but if you choose to use a wider, shallower dish, you may need to shave some time off the cooking. Its 30 minutes in the oven for the whites to set and for the double cream to bake to a heavenly flavour, but it’s well worth waiting for. I seasoned the cream with smoked salt flakes and garnished the finished dish with some some chives (to make it cute).
These super-simple cream-baked eggs feature only four ingredients but deliver massive flavours for a slightly fancy breakfast or light meal. Ideal option on an "egg fast". All this at 0.5g carb per serving!
Have two greased ramekins ready. Pour one tablespoon of double cream into each one.
Crack two eggs into each ramekin, then add another tablespoon of double cream into each one covering the eggs. Season with smoked sea salt flakes and a little white pepper. Very gently agitate the mixture to spread the seasoning.
Carefully place the two ramekins onto a little baking tray (#SafetyFirst) and place into the preheated oven for 30 minutes.
Carefully remove dive in with a teaspoon. (Remember the ramekins are very hot!)
NOTE: The flavour that baked cream brings to the dish is incredible. No one will judge you if you scooped the whole lot out and enjoyed it over a slice or two of my Quick Keto Chia Bread. (Link to that recipe is in the headnote - or use the search facility on the site and search for QUICK CHIA BREAD.)
The full macro-breakdown (and allergens) can be found further down the page.
Feel free to add more cream, I have started adding between 3-4 TB to each ramekin as the flavour of baked cream is intoxicating!
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Macro Details per serving
80.2% FatNutritional Information per serving
Calories 308Kcal / 1289kJ
Fat 27g of which saturates 14g Carbohydrates 0.5g (for my US readers, these are what you refer to as net carbs. See below*) of which sugars 0.5g
Protein 15g*Note for US readers: The recipes on this site show the carbohydrates which should be counted on keto (in this case: it's 0.5g). Here in the UK, our nutritional breakdown information displays a carbohydrate count that has already had the dietary fibre subtracted (and displayed separately) - and it’s indicated this way throughout the site. In short, you need not subtract anything further.Allergens
MilkThe nutritional analysis, macro and allergen breakdown of the recipes on this site are done using the cloud-based software NUTRITICS®. NUTRITICS® is fully approved by the relevant Trading Standards organizations and is EU and FDA-compliant. The author, Monya Kilian Palmer is trained in using this superior software in order to provide you accurate data. See all the Breakfast recipes on Mud and Love: