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Runny, creamy eggs, smoked salmon, a little dill and chives: these oeufs cocotte are as simple as they are quick, and perfect for Sunday brunch, as a gourmet starter or as a main course. Dip delicious slices of toasted and buttered ciabatta, it's such a delish!
By the way, if you like eggs in cocottes, these ones with cheese, mushrooms and spinach you'll love them too!
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💙 Why you'll love it
- This recipe is super fast, ready in 20 minutes.
- All you need isa handful of ingredients
- Practical when you're lazy, it's delicious and comforting.
These are the main ingredients, and the quantities can be found in the recipe card below.
- Eggs - ideally pasture-raised organic. You can refer to the Eco Tips I've written on eggs to help you choose the right ones.
- Butter: I recommend soft butter for this recipe.
- Creme fraiche
- Herbs: if you can use fresh chives and dill, all the better, otherwise dried or frozen will do just fine!
- Smoked salmon
- Spices: pepper and Espelette pepper.
✅ Vegetarian and dairy-free version
- To make this recipe vegetarian, remove the smoked salmon.
- To make this recipe dairy-free, use dairy-free butter and creme fraiche if you find some!
✨ Customize your cocotte eggs
Be creative and adapt to your own tastes! You can replace smoked salmon with smoked trout, Parma or white ham, tuna, Prosciutto, etc...
You can also add cheese: Beaufort, Gorgonzola, mozzarella, cheddar, Emmental, etc...
And even add vegetables. Here are a few ideas that go well with egg and smoked salmon: spinach, leeks, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, etc...
🥰 The chef's advice
As smoked salmon is extremely salty, I don't recommend adding salt to your eggs.
💡 Frequently Asked Questions
You can eat it after or with soup, with a good salad, with a good loaf of bread for millettes.
Yes, if you're looking for a low-budget boiled egg, replace it with smoked trout: it tastes almost the same and it's a lot cheaper! You can also use tuna.
❄️ Storage / freezing
Unfortunately, eggs en cocotte don't keep well: you have to eat them right away, because the egg yolk hardens very, very quickly.
😋 Other egg-based gems
- Spanish eggs with summer vegetables and ham
- Toast with beet cream and hard-boiled egg
- Çilbir: Turkish eggs with yoghurt sauce
If you make these eggs en cocotte, it would be so nice to leave me a comment and rate the recipe ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. You can also tag me on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook or Tik Tok, or even send me a photo, I love seeing my little dishes in your homes!
Salmon eggs cocotte (French baked eggs)
- 4 eggs
- 2 teaspoons unsalted butter
- 4 teaspoons creme fraiche divided
- Black pepper to taste
- 3 sprigs fresh dill
- 4 sprigs fresh chives
- 2.5 oz smoked salmon
- 4 pinches Espelette pepper
- Preheat oven to 390°F/200°C on natural convection/static heat high and low. Butter your ramekins and dice the smoked salmon.
- Place 1 teaspoon crème fraîche, an egg, a little smoked salmon, pepper and Espelette pepper in each ramekin.
- Repeat until all ingredients are used up. Place the ramekins in a large ovenproof dish, and fill with water up to the height of the ramekins. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes (the white should be white and the yolk still runny, not hard).
- Remove the ramekins from the oven and add freshly chopped chives and dill as a topping. Enjoy piping hot, as the eggs will harden if you wait.