Salmon shirred eggs / oeufs cocotte au saumon

Salmon shirred eggs/ oeufs cocotte au saumon recipe

This baked eggs with salmon recipe is perfect for a brunch or a nice ‘entrée’. As a starter, it would also be great with a glass of good white wine. In French, we call them ‘oeufs cocotte’ which would be translated as ‘chick eggs’ (special thank to Clotilde from Chocolate & Zucchini for her great translation) ;-) . Once you’ve tried these ones, don’t hesitate to try new combinations. What about replacing salmon and chives by mushrooms and parsley?!

Preparation time: 5 minutes – Baking time: 6 to 8 minutes

Ingredients (for 4 servings)

4 eggs
7 oz (200 g) of smoked salmon chopped scraps
6 tablespoons of creme fraiche
2 tablespoons of small chives
4 slices of bread


1/ Preheat oven to 500° F (260° C/Th 9).

2/ Grease 4 ramekins with butter or margarine and chop small chives.

3/ Dispose salmon chopped scraps in the ramekins. Pour small chives on top keeping some aside for decoration. Add half a tablespoon of cream into each ramekin.

4/ Break one egg into each ramekin and top with creme fraiche and some pepper.

5/ Fill half of an ovenproof dish with boiling (or very hot water) and put ramekins on it. Bake in oven for 6 to 8 minutes depending on how you like your eggs cooked.

6/ Top with some more small chives and serve with toasted bread.

10 thoughts on “Salmon shirred eggs / oeufs cocotte au saumon

  1. 07/31/2009 at 11:58 AM

    Wow..This looks incredible.
    I might try these…It looks simple and flavorful.

  2. 07/31/2009 at 3:48 PM

    This looks fabulous. I am going to bookmark this and try it later.

  3. 07/31/2009 at 6:37 PM

    Oh yea, you got my attention here! In fact you got a vote and Im saving this one! Salmon+eggs=heaven!

  4. 08/01/2009 at 4:04 AM

    To me, this is the perfect brunch dish. The runny yolk of the egg would taste so good with the salmon. I can’t wait to try this!

  5. 08/01/2009 at 5:46 AM

    That looks amazing French Cooking! Perfect for amateur like me.:)) Good recipe.

  6. 08/02/2009 at 10:40 AM

    The egg dish looks very inviting & oh so delectable!!

    I really want to eat this right now,….

  7. 08/11/2009 at 12:05 PM

    This is gorgeous. It would be fabulous to serve at breakfast to house guests. They would be very impressed. I can’t wait to try it.

  8. 04/01/2010 at 11:27 AM

    Hello from Texas! I happened upon your site and adore the dishes! There’s nothing so yummy as these eggs on wholemeal toast. Scrumptious!!

  9. 02/27/2011 at 10:59 PM

    im not the biggest egg fan but this looks elegant and deliscious. great picture. thanks!

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