Coddled Egg

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"Recipe source: Bon Appetit (March 2016)"

Original recipe yields 1 serving


  • Serving Size: 1 (64 g)
  • Calories 123.7
  • Total Fat - 8.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 208.3 mg
  • Sodium - 94 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 4.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0 g
  • Sugars - 4.6 g
  • Protein - 7.4 g
  • Calcium - 33.1 mg
  • Iron - 1.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

In a buttered coddler place 2 teaspoons heavy cream and a pinch of ham and chives; season with salt and pepper. Add egg; top with 2 teaspoons cream along with some more ham and chives.

Step 2

Seal; cook 8-10 minutes in simmering water or until done.

Step 3

Serve with toast.

Tips & Variations

  • Coddler


I like the other review do not own a coddler and decided to do this is a ramekin, following the directions as for the coddler. I did not use the ham, but the egg yolk came out well overcooked at 8 minutes. So I tried this again for only 5 minutes using a lower heat and the yolk was still overcooked. I will be making this again, maybe this time in just boiling water with the heat turned to the lowest. I really did enjoy the flavours, so I am also going to try and find out where I can buy a coddler from, as I think I would really love the recipe made in a coddler.

review by:
(8 Apr 2020)


I decided I needed two eggs this morning so doubled the recipe and as I do not possess a coddler I improvised and buttered two small ramekins and made as per recipe and then covered the ramekins with alfoil and placed in a frypan and poured some boiling water to come up half way up the ramekins and simmered with a lid on for 8 minutes, next time I will check at 5 or 6 minutes as mine were well done and I prefer a runny yolk but the tasted delicious and made for a very enjoyable breakfast, thank you ellie, made for Alphabet Soup tag game.

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(8 Jun 2016)