Eggs en Cocotte

We made a huge baked ham this Christmas, basting it in juices, brown sugar and honey for just over 2 hours and it tasted absolutely fantastic. We then proceeded to spend the following week eating leftover ham in every conceivable style - with pasta, in a croissant, sandwich, grilled toast, quiche, in an omelette, stir fried with noodles even. But my favourite leftover ham dish was hands down, eggs en cocotte.
Don't let the fancy name scare you. Eggs en Cocotte is really just a stage name for "eggs baked in a ramekin" and it is so easy to make. You can make a light and healthy version if you like (just skip the cream), but I personally like mine a little bit naughty. Here's how.

Eggs en Cocotte (Makes 4)

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
4 eggs
1/4 cup grated gruyère cheese
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup diced ham
Salt and pepper

Method

1. Preheat oven to 180°C (360°F). Grease 4 ramekins with butter.

2. Distribute the ham evenly amongst the ramekins, then add 1 tablespoon cheese on top.

3. Add 2 teaspoon cream then break an egg into each ramekin. Top with 1 teaspoon cheese.

4. Place the ramekins in a baking dish and pour water into the dish until halfway up the sides of the ramekins.

5. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Season the eggs with salt and pepper, top each with 1/2 tsp. parsley and serve immediately.

51 Responses to Eggs en Cocotte

Erika Lee @ A Tiny Rocket said...

Yum! I think it's possible even I could make this :)

Amy K said...

This looks good. I may have to try it! Thanks

Much Love,
Amy K

Anouka said...

I would love to eat this as I have never had the chance so far. The photos look so appetising!

xo

LUXESSED

aliceinbo said...


It seems really flavourfull!

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Deanne Langford said...

Looks delicious!

tinajo said...

Looks really good!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

This looks like an unbelievably delicious and easy way to have eggs & ham! Thanks for sharing!

Happy New Year Trishie!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Gillian said...

Oh, yum, they look amazing! I adore eggs but do your know I don't think I've ever cooked them this way. I must try it. Gorgeous photo too.

Gillian x

oomph. said...

i'm usually not an egg person...scrambled with lots of cheese would be my preference! BUT you make these look so good!! and you got my attention with the cheese! i will have to give this a try. thanks!

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Celeste @ Becoming beautiful said...

Looks so good! I love eggs baked in ramekins - so many possibilities as well!

Sarah Jane said...

oooh, yum! Might have to remember this one when our new hens start laying - we have 8 hens already laying and another 6 ready to start soon, so egg recipes are always hunted for around here! lol.
Hope you have a great year
xx

Pamela RG said...

Yummy! That seems easy to make. Looks delicious too. Happy New Year! Pamela

helen said...

i have never heard of this, but it looks AMAZING. seems perfect for a brunch party, but simple enough to make with ingredients already in the fridge. i can't wait to try...thanks so much, lovely lady :)

look see said...

That looks absolutely delicious! Great way to use up some of that Christmas ham! :)

Juanita said...

I take your word for it. Can never go wrong with eggs and cheese!

Shirley Tay said...

What an awesome way of using leftover ham to prevent wastage! My son's gonna love this! Happy 2013!

Michelle said...

Yum I love eggs and cream they're a little bit of a naughty breakfast indulgence. You have reminded me I have a 4kg ham in the fridge I need to get through .. the more recipes like this I find the better!

rooth said...

Oh man, heavy cream and cheese? Yes please!

Sharlynn said...

Awesome quick recipe! Reusing leftovers well and innovatively makes them so much more! I will be trying some easy yummy recipes and hope to photograph them for post too!

cquek said...

oh my goodness.. I feeling biting the screen while browsing the pics

pretty little things said...

it seems so easy..will try for sure. looks yuum.
xo sabbi

maureen stevens said...

this absolutely looks delish Trishie! HAd brunch last Sunday and I had an egg in a hole that looks almost like this. Cheers to 2013!

Marsa said...

how do your food pictures always look so amazing?? i try to take pictures of my own food and they just look messy haha

Holly Foxen Wells of Glamour Mash said...

Wow- beyond the yumminess of the food these photos are also so gorgeous! Good work!

xx

Holly Foxen Wells

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Nettie's Blog said...

YUMMMMMMMMMMM....

Mimi said...

ohmygosh, that looks so good!!! i gotta go see if we have some ham left over. ;)

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Arni @ Travel Gourmande said...

Happy new year Trishie! This looks sooo good. I'd love to try this. I'm bookmarking it. Thanks so much.

Minh Nguyen said...

The food looks too pretty to eat :P I love your pictures!


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Gracie said...

That looks utterly scrumptious! I loved having all the leftover ham.

Mica said...

Yum it looks so tasty, and seem so easy to make! :)

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Erica said...

This looks just delicious!! Warm egg breakfast in a bowl.. Yum!!

Elle Sees said...

minus the eggs, i'd totally eat this!

selina said...

oh man this looks really good, can't even describe to you how much i love eggs!

Heel in Mint said...

I don't eat eggs but this looks super yummy. You also take beautiful pics. Happy New year! :)

xx
Heel in Mint

jo said...

Hi Trishie! Happy New Year! This looks delicious! I might try it. Thanks!

xo Jo

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danixoxo99 said...

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Christine ♥ CHRiiSSYDOLLXO said...

oh my gosh! looks soooo yummy =D i love eggs, hehe. thanks so much for sharing the recipe hun! i'm definitely gonna try this when i feel like cooking :)

Sam said...

Ohh I've seen Gordon Ramsey make this and I was so intrigued, thanks for showing us the simpler way to do it!

Peet said...

Ha, stage name, funny!:D I just had lunch but I still want to lick the screen! This looks so GOOD!

Sylvie Stephanie said...

man it looks delicious
thanks for sharing this !
I probably gonna try it soon :D

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blondebenedicte said...

thanks and happy new year dear!

oh, looks so chic & refined! :)
bisous x

little t said...

One of my favourite comfort foods! My sister made these over the Christmas holidays and they tasted just like home. Bookmarking this recipe- ta xo

Becca @ The Beauty Sample said...

I LOVE Eggs en Cocotte!! One of my favorites, for sure! I haven't made it in a long time though, so thanks for reminding me! I could never skip the cream (so rich and delicious!) and I load mine up with gruyère as well :) Mmm...with warm crusty bread--ooh my tummy is rumbling now :P

Beauty Box said...

What a beautiful egg dish! I gotta bookmark this one.

Ms George {Life at the Coop} said...

This looks seriously delicious. Can't believe I've never tried this!

Marie said...

Yummy! Looks good!
xx Marie

Gina Norman said...

oooooh i think i could do this without the ham?

Catherine said...

Trishie you food always looks so beautiful. :) xx

Sarah S. said...

This looks SO good! (and easy!) I need to try it soon.

crybaby said...

i love breakfast food. Must try this some time.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I tried something like this a few months ago and fell in love. I look forward to trying your recipe! : )