I bought some really cute ceramic cocottes and was finding an opportunity to use them. So, decided to make oeuf en cocotte and invite some friends over to be my guinea pigs. Hehehe…
Preparation for this dish is really simple and the ingredients are very flexible.Ingredients
- Smoke Salmon
- Emmental (Cheese)
- Fresh Eggs
- Crème fraîche
- Fresh Sweet Basil
- Salt and Pepper
*** You can adjust the portion of each ingredient to your own liking.
First, I buttered the cocotte to make sure the eggs don’t stick to the wall after baked. Then, add in some sliced smoke salmon and cheese to the bottom. Crack 2 eggs into each cocotte. (If you don’t have a cocotte, any ceramic bowls, or ramekin is fine). I add 2 tbsp of Crème fraîche into each cocotte. Salt and Pepper to taste.
Place the cocottes into a huge tray and fill up to halfway with hot boiling water. Allow the eggs to bake for 25-30 mins at 175 degree C, depending on how cook you want your eggs to be.
Sprinkle some chopped fresh basil and Serve it with toasted bread. (I bought some really good garlic herbed bread from Ben’s Grocer)
(Fresh Basil from my own Herb garden )
Yum yum… It was quite delicious and easy to make.
** Sorry, forgot to snap a picture of the egg when cooked. Too busy eating it. hehehe…
Update : Dec 2012 (Made this during the weekend). Yumz… It was divine.