shirred eggs

Pronunciation: [SHERD]

Eggs baked in a small cup or bowl with a covering of cream or milk and often topped with buttered bread-crumbs. The whites of the cooked eggs are typically firm, the yolks soft.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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