Shirred eggs are a favourite comfort food of mine and it looks like the rest of the world is finally starting to appreciate them too. But if this is the first time you’ve heard of this best-kept brekkie secret, you’re not alone.
I’ve seen shirred egg options pop up on a few restaurant breakfast/brunch menus lately so they might be available in your local cafe right now. I prefer to cook mine at home so I’m going to share the shirred eggs recipe I use whenever I get the munchies – day or night!
What Are Shirred Eggs?
“Shirred” is basically a fancy name for “baked”. This yummy snack was super popular in the 19th/20th century and it’s having a bit of a revival right now (yay!). Traditionally, the eggs are baked in a flat dish with cream, but there are lots of variations depending on your tastes. Shirred eggs are also super easy to cook so you definitely don’t need to be a Jamie Oliver in the kitchen to try them out!
Are Shirred Eggs Healthy?
We all know that eggs are jam-packed with nutrients; they’re low in calories, high in protein, and can have further health benefits such as the prevention of muscle loss as you age. Sounds good, right? But what about shirred eggs? Well, the clue is in the cream. If you go easy on the cream (2 teaspoons per serving is enough), these eggs are low carb, keto friendly, and the perfect addition to a healthy diet.
Minimal Effort Required!
If you can scramble eggs, you can “shir” them. This shirred eggs recipe is simple to follow and super versatile, so there’s no excuse not to give it a go!
How To Make Shirred Eggs
- Preheat your oven to 325 F
- Rub the inside of (2) 6 ounce ramekins with the butter
- Divide the cream between the two ramekins
- Crack two eggs on top of the cream into each ramekin, without breaking the yolks
- If needed, move the eggs to the center of the ramekin using a spoon gently to shift them
- Sprinkle the eggs with the green onions/chives, cheese and salt and pepper
- Bake in the preheated oven until the whites of the eggs have set and the yolks are still soft, around 15-17 minutes
- Remove the eggs from the oven
- Let the eggs sit for 2-3 minutes to set before serving!
Shirred Eggs Flavour Variations
Adding some variations to your shirred eggs recipe is a great way to get an extra boost of flavour from this delicious snack. Some people enjoy shirred eggs cooked with bacon or minced vegetables. Or, if you’re a cheese addict like me, try melting as layer of cheese on top! The possibilities are endless.
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How to Make Shirred Eggs
How to make creamy, decadent shirred eggs for breakfast - or any time! These eggs are low carb and Keto friendly.
- Prep Time
- 10 minutes
- Cook Time
- 15 minutes
- Total Time
- 25 minutes
- Karlynn Johnston
- 1 teaspoon softened butter
- 4 teaspoons heavy cream
- 4 eggs
- 2 teaspoon minced fresh chives
- 2 teaspoon grated Parmesan cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
Preheat your oven to 325°F.
Rub the inside of (2) 6 ounce ramekins with the butter.
Divide the cream between the two ramekins.
Crack two eggs on top of the cream into each ramekin, without breaking the yolks.
If needed, move the eggs to the center of the ramekin using a spoon gently to shift them.
Sprinkle the eggs with the green onions/chives, cheese and salt and pepper.
Bake in the preheated oven until the whites of the eggs have set and the yolks are still soft, around 15-17 minutes
Remove the eggs from the oven.
Let the eggs sit for 2-3 minutes to set before serving,
All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.