Cloud Eggs

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Fall has officially started, which means that the holiday season it just around the corner. Now, I don’t know about you, but I am thinking up all the goodies I am going to make for Thanksgiving and Christmas. You’re probably thinking, oh no, she is probably one of those people that gets all her shopping done for the holidays in September and October. No way! But you have to admit that would be nice! I am, however, a person that loves looking through magazines and cookbooks, not to mention asking friends for their special recipes, and making a list of everything I want to try for the influx of family and friends.


Cloud Egg ingredients

My father-in-law had the secret to cooking. He would tell you the best time to try out a new recipe is when company comes. Why you ask? Well, that way if the recipe is delicious you’ll get rave reviews and if it’s not then they will help you eat it up. Lol Now, I am not quite that brave since I do like to try the dish before serving it to guests, so I decided to give my new cloud recipe a shot today.

Cloud Egg Chorizo square

I’ve seen many pictures of cloud eggs in magazines and online and they’ve always looked so pretty. They remind me of a cross between a poached egg, an over easy egg and a soufflé. So I decided to see how easy they would be to make for, say, Christmas morning. And let me tell you, they are super easy and came out delicious! Mine was a little more work since I made 3 different versions but if you choose just one they can be whipped up (pardon the pun) in no time.

Cloud Egg Vegetarian

The 3 versions cover a broad spectrum of tastes from a standard breakfast pairing to an eye-opening spicy version to a vegetarian option. My first version involved the typical standard breakfast ingredients so I laid it on top of a toasted English muffins. The second was a spicy Cajun version which seemed to call for a crispy Southwestern potato pancake and the third, a lighter and healthier vegetarian option to which I added a base of greens. Whichever one you choose you won’t be sorry.

Cloud Egg Bacon

Just look at how delicious that looks! Doesn’t it make you want one right now? 

Cloud Egg running yolk

By the way, you can also top these little beauties with an easy Hollandaise Sauce to serve on the side.

Cloud Eggs

Cloud Eggs

Ingredients

    Standard Option (1 serving - increase ingredients depending on servings desired)
  • 1 egg, divided
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 pc. cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 1 Tablespoon green onion, chopped
  • 1-2 Tablespoons cheddar cheese, grated
  • Base layer: 1/2 toasted English muffin or gluten-free muffin
  • Spicy Option (1 serving)
  • 1 egg, divided
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1-2 Tablespoons chorizo, cooked & crumbled
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Manchego cheese, grated
  • 1 teaspoon cilantro, chopped
  • Base layer: potato pancake
  • Vegetarian Option (1 serving)
  • 1 egg, divided
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons spinach, chopped
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Gruyere cheese, grated
  • Dash of Herbs de Provence
  • Base: Fresh greens

Instructions

    Note: The options above are for 1 serving. All quantities of ingredients can be adapted to fit your tastes. If you want more cheese or less meat or even different spices, adjust accordingly.
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Prepare a cookie sheet by covering with a piece of parchment paper.
  2. Separate the yolk from the egg, keeping each of the yolks in a separate dish. Place the egg whites in the bowl of an electric mixer.
  3. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Gently fold in desired ingredients.
  4. Place mound of egg whites on cookie sheet making sure they don’t touch.
  5. Place in oven for 3 minutes. Remove, make small indent in top and slip egg yolk into center carefully. You don’t want the yolk to break!
  6. Place back in oven and bake 4 more minutes.
  7. Remove from paper carefully and place on English muffin, potato pancake or greens. Serve immediately.
http://mycookingspot.com/cloud-eggs/

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Let me know what your favorite turns out to be!

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Linda is a wife, mom and grandmother with a background in marketing and exercise. She attributes her creativity and love of cooking to her mom and grandmother who were always willing to let her lend a hand in the kitchen. Linda currently resides in South Florida, where she raised two children with the help of her wonderful husband. She loves living in sunny Florida with its abundance of fresh fruits, vegetables and seafood that are available year round. She even has her own banana, mango, orange and key lime trees right in her backyard. Linda started her blog, 2 Cookin’ Mamas, with her daughter Christina after the birth of her first grandchild.When Linda is not happily cooking away in her kitchen she loves traveling, the perfect inspiration for new recipes, sipping wine, photography, reading, then working it all off walking, jogging or practicing yoga.

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