Shirred Eggs

Total Time:
37 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
22 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
Directions

Heat oven to 375 degrees F.

Butter 4 (6-ounce) creme brulee ramekins with the butter and lay 1 slice of ham in each ramekin so that it sits flat on the bottom (it's ok if it comes up the sides.) Crack 2 eggs into 2 separate small cups and pour simultaneously into 1 of the ramekins so that the eggs sit side by side on top of the ham slice. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Repeat with remaining eggs. Place the 4 filled ramekins onto a baking sheet and transfer to the oven. Bake until eggs are just beginning to set up and become opaque, 9 to 10 minutes.

Remove from the oven and drizzle each ramekin with 2 tablespoons of the heavy cream and then sprinkle 2 tablespoons of the cheese over the top of each. Sprinkle the parsley and chives over the ramekins and then return to the oven. Cook until eggs are just set up but yolks are still runny, 10 to 12 minutes, or to desired degree of doneness. Remove from the oven and serve immediately.


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    I have been experimenting with shirred eggs, but never have had the whites turn out 'firm'...like with fried eggs, and the yolks runny. Tried different times, cold vs room temperature eggs, boiling water bath vs no bath. 
     
    I'm beginning to think that my expectations were incorrect, so I've enjoyed all my experiments. The whites are a bit runny (but not 'snotty'), and the yolks a bit firm on the edges. 
     
    Is this what I should expect for shirred eggs? What I've been making is delicious, but I'm wondering if what I'm making is what shirred eggs should be.
    Amazing! Served these for brunch this morning and decided on diced prosciutto instead of ham slice but otherwise,made them exactly as the recipe states. Rave reviews from my guests!. Thanks Emeril.
    Great for Christmas breakfast....These are wonderful..very french...try them
    Very very good!
     I used 3 slices of proscuitto in each ramekin; and asiago cheese.
     So enjoyable.
    I, too was bored with our usual breakfast rotation, and was sure the Chef Lagasse would have a sure-to-please way of jazzing things up. This is easy, visually appealing, fun to eat and TASTY. Thanks.
    my family even my little ones 3 and 4 who don't like eggs loved this easy to make egg recipe...I added some essence just a dash and it made it even better!
    We used maple bacon and hadn't any chives but used onion powder instead and it was still an easy brunch stunner. The possibilities are endless and cannot wait for our next creation. Thank you Emeril for another excellent meal. (if you want the eggs still a little runny, cook 4 minutes less at the end) Ann and Greg
    WOW. I've been looking for a new brunch item. Great with grits and toast.
    Wonderful recipe! My children are so hard to please with breakfast foods and they like Shirred Eggs. Very easy and entertaining. Lisa, South Carolina
    I served these for a Christmas brunch and everyone raved about them.
     They are also very impressive to look at. I felt like a rock star!!!
    These are so nice ......not difficult to make but over the top w/flavor. Will make again and again.
     BTW Lorraine, you CAN contact them about all the repeats, etc. if you go to very bottom of this page ----there's a " contact us "
    add extra time to bake
    Following the directions exactly leaves the eggs cooked hard all the way through. I prefer the yolk runny. I will try this again with a shorter baking time.
    I had never heard of shirred eggs and was hesitant to try. I'm glad I did because these were great! Very simple but showstopping! I served this with the french toast recipe and it was amazing. Outstanding Emeril! BAM!
    This was so beautiful to serve and easy to prepare. Emeril your still the BEST
    IT IS SO EASY TO PREPARE AND YET DELICIOUS. I DON'T HAVE ONE STUFF AND I CHANGE THE TYPE OH CHEESE AND ALSO TO BE CREATIVE I ADDED ONION.
      OH WOW ! ! !
     GORGEOUS!
     THANKS A LOT
     NORMA BURGOS
     SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO, USA
     
    and Emeril's study proves that he is a wonderful chef. These shirred eggs are delicious and so rich with the yolks, cream, and cheese. Emeril's recipes are not so above the average cook that I shy away. The complexity of flavors in his dishes show his wonderful talent. I'm a huge fan of his and Food Network, Emeril is your best.
    Emeril, you have come up with another winner! It is so easy to prepare and yet absolutely delicious.
     
     Thank you!
    This recipe is so easy and so good! Thanks Emeril!
    I had never heard of Shirred eggs, but they looked good on the episode, so I decided to make them. I found this recipe quite easy to follow, and most of the stuff I had around the house anyway. I've made them several times now, and I find that if I don't have the stuff in the house, it's easy to improvise. This last time, I used Bacon instead of ham and Gryere.
    These eggs were delicious and very simple to make. You can do anything you want with them. I used Canadian Bacon instead and I didn't have swiss cheese so I used Asiago Cheese. I added some spinach also. I do not like runny yolks so I cooked it longer and mixed my eggs and it was still delicious.
    This recipe was great. Outstanding. Love you Emeril. The food network will be in trouble without you. The new cook are terrible. I am also tired of the ood networks repeats of shows day after day. I wish I could email them about the repeats and the new hosts that teach nothing new.
    Love Shirred Eggs!
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