Skip to content

Baked Eggs with Prosciutto + Parmesan

2 May 2011


One need only glance at a restaurant menu to know that eggs may be prepared in dozens of different ways – scrambled, poached, ‘sunnyside’ up, fried, deviled, hard-boiled, soft-boiled, pickled – the list goes on and on and on. But never in my years of cooking – or eating, for that matter – had I run across a dish made of baked eggs. Hmm…… my curiosity has been piqued – let’s give this one a try!

I stumbled across this recipe in the UK foodie magazine yum!, although it was originally featured in English chef Tom Aiken’s 2011 cookbook ‘Tom Aikens: Easy’. There are no particular tricks or special tips for preparation, although future renditions of this dish in my kitchen will feature a combination of prosciutto and asparagus in the filling, to add a little something extra to the flavor, and omit the salt. For a vegetarian option, use asparagus alone.




Serves: 4

Butter, for greasing

100 grams Prosciutto di Crudo or Parma ham

200 grams crème fraîche

4 eggs

40 grams Parmesan cheese, freshly grated


Freshly ground black or white pepper


1.  Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit/150 degrees Celsius.

2.  Brush 4 ovenproof ramekins with butter.  Using a very sharp knife, slice prosciutto into think strips, placing a few in the bottom of each prepared ramekin. Add 1 tbsp of crème fraîche to each ramekin and season with salt and pepper. Repeat the layers, then crack an egg on top of each. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and season again (if desired).

3.  Place the ramekins in the preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes, or until whites are cooked but yolks are still wobbly. Serve with warm buttered toast.


No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: