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This recipe for cloud eggs, centuries old, was developed in France, called Eggs in Snow, or Oeufs a la Neige. It's a show-stopping brunch dish that is actually ridiculously easy to make.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

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  • Beat egg whites, salt, and pepper in a bowl with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Fold Parmesan cheese in gently.

  • Make 2 mounds of egg whites on the prepared baking sheet. Create a small indent in the centre of the egg whites with the back of a spoon.

  • Bake egg whites in the preheated oven until lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove egg whites from the oven and carefully place 1 yolk in the centre of each indent. Place back in the oven until yolks look set, about 3 minutes.

  • Carefully remove cloud eggs from the parchment paper with a spatula or fish slice; slide onto plates. Sprinkle chives on top.

Cook's Note:

You could add some chopped ham to the whites along with the Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts

85 calories; protein 7.5g; carbohydrates 0.6g; fat 5.8g; cholesterol 168.1mg; sodium 215.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2017
This is a fun way to make eggs differently. Some people think this may be a lot of work for just eggs, but it’s fairly simple! The great thing about this recipe is you can substitute many options in the egg whites. Fold in bacon crumbles, tomatoes, shredded cheese, etc for different combination flavors. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/09/2019
It wasnt as easy as it made it sound. The egg whites wouldn't fluff very well because of the salt pepper and Parmesan cheese. It took longer than 15 mins. In the end I might have well just made normal fried eggs instead. Read More
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2017
This is a fun way to make eggs differently. Some people think this may be a lot of work for just eggs, but it’s fairly simple! The great thing about this recipe is you can substitute many options in the egg whites. Fold in bacon crumbles, tomatoes, shredded cheese, etc for different combination flavors. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
02/11/2018
These are so unique and have such a beautiful appearance and taste. One note of caution---the egg whites can easily over cook so I would stick to three minutes of baking the egg whites first even if they are not lightly brown yet, then add the egg yolks. The egg yolks will be slightly runny so if you are concerned about salmonella I would use pasteurized eggs. For the life of me I don't know why they don't just pasteurize all eggs to prevent problems as many people also like runny sunny side up eggs. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/18/2018
We didn t like these. Maybe it was the texture? Won t be making again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2020
Was really pretty easy , used a toaster oven for 8 min. & prep. Time was simple , cooked in a old pie tin easy clean up! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2020
I made this as written and the family all thought they were delicious and very impressive looking! Thank you! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2019
After fluffing the egg whites I folded in some shredded cheddar cheese and bacon pieces. I made a piece of toast for each egg and placed the completed egg cloud on the toast. It was really good and pretty easy to make. I usually avoid breakfast recipes but this one is pretty good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2020
I chopped up a piece of deli ham and folded it in with the egg whites. I set my temp to 450. Luscious! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
12/08/2019
It wasnt as easy as it made it sound. The egg whites wouldn't fluff very well because of the salt pepper and Parmesan cheese. It took longer than 15 mins. In the end I might have well just made normal fried eggs instead. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2020
Big hit for the entire family, kids and parents, it’s now added to our Weekend breakfast menu faves. Read More