These French baked eggs with smoked salmon are to die for and a true gourmet breakfast. The difficulty when baking eggs is to get the whites cooked evenly yet have the yolk still be runny. That's why the eggs are baked in two stages: first just the egg white is baked with cream and salmon, and the yolk is added later. Scale up the recipe as needed.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
12 mins
total:
17 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 serving
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Fill a small ramekin a third of the way with heavy cream. Add smoked salmon strips and egg white. Season with salt and pepper. Place ramekin into a casserole dish and pour enough boiling water into the casserole dish so it reaches about halfway up the ramekin.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until egg white is just set, about 10 minutes.

  • Remove casserole dish from the oven and carefully slide egg yolk into ramekin. Sprinkle with dill and bake until egg yolk is hot but still runny, 1 to 2 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

The amount of cream varies depending on the size of your ramekins - the amount in this recipe is for a small individual ramekin. If you have a bigger ramekin, you need to use more cream. The cream should fill about a third of each ramekin. You can also substitute creme fraiche for the cream.

The cooking time may vary slightly from one oven to another and also with the number of ramekins you put in the oven and the depth of your ramekins; the deeper they are, the longer it will take to bake. Know that your egg whites should be just cooked, but not too firm; less firm than for a fried egg.

Nutrition Facts

250 calories; protein 11.6g; carbohydrates 1.7g; fat 22.1g; cholesterol 231.3mg; sodium 453.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2019
Love this recipe! Runny egg yolk is the best part. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/06/2020
I hate to go against the crowd here as I am clearly in the minority… I did my best to follow directions and deliberately did this in two batches. First batch, it just wasn’t cooked through (I don’t think) it was just warm liquid, tasted good but was concerned it wasn’t cooked correctly. I did second batch increased the temp and time and this time the egg white did seem to cook but the cream had melted in… again the TASTE was fine but I have to think you can get this taste without the hassle of a ramekin bath etc… I personally wont be doing this again. Sorry. Read More
29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2019
Love this recipe! Runny egg yolk is the best part. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2019
This is so good! I'm definitely making this again. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2019
no changes. will make it again Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/05/2019
I didn’t have smoked salmon or cream. So I substituted with grilled salmon and a non dairy milk. It was quite good with these changes. However, I will try it again with the actual ingredients. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2020
This was the first time I've ever had anything like this and I thought it was absolutely delicious! The only thing I changed was I seasoned mine with sea salt and mrs. Dash because I love it on absolutely everything! I was pleasantly surprised to find this tasted similar to clam chowder to me,which I love, and I'm glad to know how to make something tasty like this that does not come out of a can! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2019
Oh so tasty and lovely! I broke the yolk on one (which I served myself) and even it was delicious though not as visually pleasing. I followed the recipe to a T and it did not disappoint. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2020
This was amazing! I will definitely be making it again. It was super easy to make but tasted like something you’d get at a fancy brunch. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/07/2020
Came out great, super easy will make again Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2020
This recipe looks so delicous!! I gave you a 5 star rating! Keep up the good work! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
05/06/2020
I hate to go against the crowd here as I am clearly in the minority… I did my best to follow directions and deliberately did this in two batches. First batch, it just wasn’t cooked through (I don’t think) it was just warm liquid, tasted good but was concerned it wasn’t cooked correctly. I did second batch increased the temp and time and this time the egg white did seem to cook but the cream had melted in… again the TASTE was fine but I have to think you can get this taste without the hassle of a ramekin bath etc… I personally wont be doing this again. Sorry. Read More
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