Bake eggs in ramekin pots, called ‘en cocotte’, with a smooth ham coating beneath, for a quick and easy lunch break or evening meal that is light and delicious. It simply needs toasted wholemeal bread or baked finger toasts to accompany.

Baked egg recipe

4 Serves


  • 5g unsalted butter, softened
  • 125g thickly sliced ham, fat removed, diced
  • 5 1/2 tbsp double cream
  • 4 eggs
  • 25g mature Cheddar cheese, finely grated

Preparation Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C ( 160°C fan oven ), gas 4 . Butter 4 ramekin pots generously.
  2. Separate the ham among the ramekins, then simply spoon 1 tsp of cream into every one. Break an egg into every ramekin. Spoon a single tbsp cream over every single egg, and season.
  3. Put the cheese over the surfaces.
  4. Place the ramekins in a not so big roasting tin then add in a good amount of hot water to come halfway up the edges of the pots. Move the tin to the stove and bake for 10-15 min, depending on how well you want the eggs cooked. Serve sizzling .

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Dish Type: Lunch time
Cooking Method: Bake/ Roast
Skill Level: Easy
Ingredients: Butter, Cream, Eggs,

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