Saturday, March 3, 2012

Long hard day series Part V: Oeufs Cocotte

This gorgeous dish is like magic, the process is as delightful and the result!! P whipped this up for a lazy Sunday Farewell brunch for our little sister and a celebration of a wonderful relationship. We tweaked Nigella Lawson's recipe a wee bit and you can tweak this one to suit your taste-buds.

What you need:
  • Eggs; 2 for each person
  • 2 tbsp of cream
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms, finely chopped
  • fresh/dry herbs of your choice
  • salt and pepper to taste

  •  Pre- heat your oven to 200 deg C.
  • Cook the mushrooms in 1tbsp of olive oil till they are soft and add the herbs you have chosen
  • In a ramekin first spoon the mushrooms in, break the eggs on top of them, pour in the cream, drizzle the olive oil, sprinkle the salt and pepper and you are done!
  • Set your ramekin in a dish of warm water and place it in the oven for 12 minutes when the whites of the eggs will be cooked but the yellow is still  deliciously wobbly.
  • Crunchy toasted bread is the perfect accompaniment but you can make it more glamorous like we did with a side of smoked bacon and a fresh corn and tomato salad. Not to forget the champagne that we popped. It was a celebration indeed, but so is the end of a Long Hard Day!!


  1. yum yum indeed! The picture is so beautiful!! I am going to get vasanth to make this :-) (he makes all our egg dishes, coz I can be clumsy)

    1. Hope you guys tried it!! Its now become my sunday staple! :)

  2. Yummy in my tummy :D I love the photos too!!

    1. Can make this on a gas too! Just stick it in a pan of hot water and remove when you think eggs are cooked!!

  3. This is written beautifully D!

    You are so good at this! :-)

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    1. Hi Seema..welcome here!! Glad you liked it!!