since The Girls are always producing eggs and odin loves to help in the kitchen, we’re always looking for fun and simple egg recipes that he can help make. recently, i ran across this recipe for egg nests and thought i’d give it a try.
first, of course, you want some fresh eggs. we have those aplenty.
oh, and preheat the oven to 450°F.
grate some cheese, about a 1/4 cup for every 2 eggs. the recipe calls for gruyere, which i used, but there’s no reason you couldn’t substitute something else to your liking.
separate the egg yolks from the whites. put the whites in a mixing bowl and the yolks in individual bowls to help you later on when you have to place them carefully in their nest.
whip the egg white with a quarter teaspoon of salt until stiff. i might have overwhipped these whites, but whatever.
gently fold the cheese into the egg whites, being careful to not collapse the whipped goodness.
create little mounds of the egg white mixture on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. you want the mounds shaped like nests so they can hold the yolk, so be sure to make indentations in the center.
put the egg white nests in the oven for about 3 minutes and then pull out the tray and carefully add an egg yolk to the center of each nest.
put the baking sheet back in the oven for about 3 more minutes and prepare yourself for eggy cheesy goodness! they are quite tasty but obviously only for going to be enjoyed by those who like “runny” yolks.
truth be told, i probably over browned these whites just a titch. be warned, they brown fast! but i don’t think it affected the flavor.