Say goodbye to the days of having your eggs scrambled or over-easy. From now on, you’ll want to serve those eggs as light, fluffy clouds.
This dish gets its name from egg whites that, when whipped, create a fluffy cloud. It only takes three ingredients and a handful of steps to prepare — and it’s as tasty as it is pretty.
Baked Eggs in Clouds
Yield: 4 clouds
1. Preheat the oven to 375 F. Lightly grease a baking sheet or line it with parchment paper.
2. Divide the eggs, setting yolks individually into small bowls. In a medium-sized bowl, add the whites and whip them to soft peaks. Whisk salt into the egg whites.
Pro Tip: Be very careful as you crack your eggs, so the yolks remain intact and unbroken — broken ones will run through the “clouds” during baking and won’t create the same effect.
3. Divide the egg whites into four “clouds” on your prepared baking sheet. Use a spoon to make a depression in the top of each one, then slide an egg yolk into it. Sprinkle each cloud with 1½-2 teaspoons of Parmesan cheese.
4. Bake the eggs in clouds until set and golden brown, about 14-15 minutes. For runnier yolks, reduce baking time to 11-12 minutes.
Remove from the oven and serve immediately alongside your other brunch favorites and a couple mocktail mimosas.