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Oeufs Cocottes au Saumon (Baked Eggs with Smoked Salmon)

Rated as 4.87 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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17 m servings 250
Original recipe yields 1 servings (1 serving)


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  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. 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.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until egg white is just set, about 10 minutes.
  4. 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

Per Serving: 250 calories; 22.1 1.7 11.6 231 454 Full nutrition

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Love this recipe! Runny egg yolk is the best part.

This is so good! I'm definitely making this again.

no changes. will make it again

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.

Excellent recipe. Delivered a flavorful, rich dish. Needed to extend the baking times to firm up the egg whites and thicken the yolks. Easy on the kitchen clean up as well.

Honestly tasted very good. Similar to a chowder. A simple and well presented meal.

Came out great, super easy will make again

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 ...

This was wonderful! Thank you for the recipe.