Easy Coddled Eggs

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"Very easy egg dish that doesn't require much work. They come out creamy. I like to eat them on toast with salsa. I usually put a dash of hot sauce on the eggs, but thats how I like my eggs."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (52.2 g)
  • Calories 102.7
  • Total Fat - 6.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 167.3 mg
  • Sodium - 133.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 2.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0 g
  • Sugars - 2.4 g
  • Protein - 7.3 g
  • Calcium - 71.7 mg
  • Iron - 0.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Line a deep skillet with 2 layers of paper towels and fill with 1 to 2 inches of water, bring to a boil.

Step 2

Break one egg into each buttered ramekin and season with salt and pepper to taste. Pour 2 tsp of heavy cream around each unbroken egg yolk.

Step 3

Sprinkle with 2 teaspoons grated cheese.

Step 4

Place all 4 ramekins in skillet and turn down heat so water is simmering. Cover and steam eggs for 4-6 minutes or until whites are set. If you like runny yolks, serve now. If you like yolks cooked longer, then continue to steam a little longer.

Step 5

Garnish with your favorite toppings. I serve on toast if I am not low carbing and if I am, I just enjoy as is. (salsa, crumbled bacon, etc...)

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


Bergy (RIP" Forever in our Kitchen)

I just had to make your recipe because it takes me back to my childhood. Easy instructions to follow. I did have a problem I couldn't find my ramekins so I had to improvise. I used a baked custard dish but it was too high for any skillet so I used a saucepan. I had to put 2 eggs in one dish. All was fine until I had to get the dish out of the water. I managed but it was a struggle. I enjoyed my brunch Thanks Dissie for a childhood memory. 25 Aug 13 Made again but this time I mastered it. Because there were 2 eggs in one dish they took 6 minutes- Your instructions are very clear. Love the parmesan cheese in they. Thanks again Dissie

(16 Sep 2012)