in "Foodie Friday" at Designs By Gollum
Be sure to check out all the other delicious recipes
posted on her wonderful blog.
While surfing blogland recently, I ran across
some recipes for "Eggs in a Cloud".
I'd never heard of them but
I love to make my hubby smile when
he sits down to breakfast
so I decided to try it.
Hey, he's OLD....it doesn't take much to make him happy!
First, pre-heat the oven to 400º F.
Cut out a circle from a piece of bread,
using a very glamorous juice glass for a cutter.
inside an oven proof bowl.
You can just put it on a non-stick baking sheet
if you don't have such a bowl.
2 pieces of country ham,
cut them in half and
positioned them around the sides of the bowl.
Then separate 2 eggs.
Whip just the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
I hope you have a little hand held mixer
because its not worth dragging out the KitchenAid® for this!
Place whipped egg whites over bread round in mounds
and with the back of a spoon,
form a hollow in the center top.
Place the 2 egg yolks in the hollow.
Bake in oven, being careful
not to over cook them,
until yolk is set and
white is lightly browned.
(about 10 to 15 minutes)
Here is what it looks like with Hollandaise sauce poured on top.
I just use the packaged mix
that comes in an envelope
and add a little fresh lemon juice
to kick it up a notch.
it is to pour hot sauce
from a heavy pan while
taking a picture??!!
Later in the week, I tried serving it over smoked salmon
without the bowl this time. (see below)
Hubby said it was just as delicious
and actually easier to eat!
I hope you try making this.
If you do,
won't you let me know how you liked it?