Rich Butter Cream-Poached Eggs


Rich and savory butter and cream-poached eggs, topped with a little shredded cheese, red pepper flakes, and scallions. So rich and filling (and very low-carb). No need for English muffins!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
9 mins
Total Time:
19 mins
2 poached eggs


  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 dash red pepper flakes

  • 1 tablespoon shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 1 tablespoon chopped scallions


  1. Heat heavy cream and butter in a small saucepan until barely simmering.

  2. Crack each egg into a small bowl.

  3. Slide one egg at a time into the heated cream mixture. Sprinkle salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes on top. Cover and cook over low heat until white begins to set, about 2 minutes. Uncover and add shredded Cheddar cheese. Recover and cook until yolk is desired doneness, about 2 minutes more.

  4. Serve eggs and cream topped with scallions.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

347 Calories
34g Fat
3g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 347
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g 44%
Saturated Fat 20g 99%
Cholesterol 287mg 96%
Sodium 238mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 100mg 8%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 136mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.