Eggs in Pots (Oeufs en Cocotte)

Eggs and creme fraiche are all you need for this super-simple yet very tasty dish. You can also throw in almost anything savoury you find in your fridge. Try serving it with plenty of crusty bread.

TOTAL TIME: 25 min
Prep: 10 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 15 min
YIELD: 4 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 5 1/2 ounces/150 grams creme fraiche
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch nutmeg
  • Handful of chopped dill, plus some small sprigs, for garnish, optional
  • 4 free-range eggs
  • Red lumpfish roe, for garnish, optional
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Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F/180 degrees C/Gas 4.

Season the creme fraiche with salt, freshly ground pepper and a pinch of nutmeg.

Place a heaped tablespoon of creme fraiche in the bottom of a ramekin, followed by a little chopped dill. Crack an egg on top, add a second tablespoon of creme fraiche and sprinkle with a pinch each of salt, pepper and nutmeg. Repeat with 3 more ramekins.

Place the ramekins in a baking dish and pour enough lukewarm water into the dish to come halfway up the sides of the ramekins. Bake for 15 minutes, or until the egg yolks are set to your liking.

If you like, finish each serving with a teaspoon of red lumpfish roe and a sprig or two of dill.

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  • on October 13, 2014

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    Made this today and it came out like liquid; not thick like shown here. When I added the salmon eggs at the end, they just sank to the bottom. Disappointed to say the least. Followed the directions exactly, so not sure what went wrong. My ramekins hold 7 ounces...too big perhaps? Any advice?

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  • on February 11, 2014

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    Made it this morning...my husband loved it and so did I! Definitely a "do over."

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  • on February 09, 2014

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    Love this. Did it by memory and left out a few things. Had sour cream in fridge also added cooked bacon, sausage and ham.
    So now I have the recipe will remember all ingredients and I am sure it will be even MORE perfect.
    Could not be more simple use your fav coffee cup and will be a perfect presentation.

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