The winters are long here in the Pacific Northwest. Cold begins settling in around the end of October and lasts until as late as early June. This morning was a foggy, misty morning with a bit of hoarfrost clinging to the branches. As I write I am watching a quail peck at the hard ground for a little bite of food, which seems so scarce this time of year. I am thankful we don’t have to forage that way during the winter.
I recently purchased farm fresh eggs and fresh cream from a local market. I love eggs baked in fresh cream. If you are dairy intolerant, I’m not sure of a good substitute (so sorry). You could possibly try almond or rice milk, but I have not, so I’m not quite sure how the outcome would be. One reason this recipe works so well, is that the cream thickens as it bakes, so using a different milk might not work well. if you can tolerate dairy, and you enjoy soft-boiled eggs, I can almost guarantee you will love this recipe. Tarragon is one of the spices that works perfect with eggs. I picked up some fresh tarragon from a local market when we were in France a few months ago, and I try to use the spice as often as I can, it is one of my favorites.
French tarragon over creamed eggs might just be the easiest recipe I have on my blog. It works perfect if you have company, because you can bake them all at once. And they make a beautiful presentation in their individual ramekins. They taste very similar to soft-boiled eggs, but that bit of whole cream adds a delicious taste to the dish, so fresh and creamy. Another favorite egg recipe to try is prosciutto & kale quiche.
Even though it appears there is a large amount of cream in this recipe, there actually is a very small amount, making the calorie count not too bad; only 2 tablespoons of cream per ramekin making the dish 190 calories. That’s not too bad when you consider a cinnamon roll is almost 600 calories! Okay, a cinnamon roll sounds pretty good but remember we are eating clean this month! No sugar, no processed foods. I hope you are doing well on it if you are following eating clean for this month. I am so proud of my family. We have a group family text going and post our meals each day to show what we’ve been eating. It hasn’t been easy, especially for my youngest son who is not married and doesn’t do a lot of cooking on his own, but I have been very proud of how well he is maintaining eating clean, at least 10 days into it! They say if you can stick with something for at least 21 days it can become habit-forming. Eating clean would be a good habit for us all.
French Tarragon over Creamed Eggs
|Prep time||5 minutes|
|Cook time||10 minutes|
|Total time||15 minutes|
- 8 Medium eggs (organic free range)
- 8 tablespoons cream (whole fresh cream)
- 1 tablespoon French tarragon (for sprinkling)
- salt & pepper (to taste)
- 1 tablespoon butter (for inside of ramekins)
|Take butter and swipe the inside of each of the four ramekin dishes.|
|Place two tablespoons of cream in each of the four ramekins.|
|Crack two medium sized eggs into the cream of each ramekin.|
|Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and French tarragon over the top of the eggs.|
|Place in a 425 degree oven for 10-14 minutes (14 minutes if you like your egg yolks firm).|
|Serve hot from the oven.|
This recipe has been shared on the following blogs: WasteNotWantNot
I love how descriptive you are. The way you described the foggy misty morning, I could totally imagine how it was like 🙂
I do have to say, after spending 2 weeks in Canada over Christmas, I’m definitely done with winter, and enjoying being back in California!! 🙂
This french tarragon looks good – I should bookmark it for a weekend where I like trying new recipes!
California sunshine sounds really good right now. The winters do get a bit long here. It makes springtime oh so sweet!
I love baked eggs and tarragon individually, but I haven’t tried them together. I can imagine how wonderfully flavorful and fragrant that would be.
It really is a tasty combination!
Oh that looks and sounds delicious. I haven’t ever heard of this before I may have to give it a try! Yum
I hope you do, then let me know what you think!
Why have I never heard of this? It sounds and looks absolutely delicious!
It really is as good as it sounds. I hope you have a chance to try it sometime.
Oh, this sounds delicioussssssss! I want them in my belly NOW.
The nice thing is they’re so easy to make it doesn’t take long for them to be in your belly!
This sounds so interesting, I’ve never heard of a meal like this!
They’re easy to make, so I hope you get a chance to try them.
I have always loved eggs, but when I started dating my [now] French husband I realized there was a whole other world to eggs and I wondered where it had been all my life. I don’t think anyone does eggs better than the French and with fresh herbs – everything tastes magical!
Mm, yes, I would have to agree! Probably why French crepes taste so fantastic, too!
This looks soo good. Love that is takes less than 10 minutes.
Yes, it’s so quick & easy but tastes so good!
I’ve never heard of this either. I love coming across really unique recipes.
Looks delicious, love the clear description of the recipe so easy to follow, might try it out tomorrow
Let me know what you think if you do try it. One of my favorite quick egg recipes!
This looks delicious! I love trying new recipes <3
It’s an easy one to try, so I hope you get a chance.
I’ll have to share this with my husband. He and our son are the egg eaters in the house. 🙂
Please do! One would have to like eggs to like this recipe.
This looks so decadent! I wonder if coconut cream might work as a dairy-free sub? Thanks so much for sharing this on Waste Not Want Not Wednesday. As a gentle reminder, posts without a link back won’t be eligible for features. Thanks!
Augh! So sorry, I posted on my phone and couldn’t get the link back to work. I was planning on doing it when I got back on my computer but forgot. I will link now.
What a lovely comfort food recipe for this cold winter weather!
Yes, summer is suited for salads but it’s nice to have comfort foods when it’s cold.
I actually have never had this, but this looks so yummy!!! I am pinning to see if I can try it out.
Super easy to make!
OMG this looks sooo good! I love eggs and this seems so easy and doable.
It is easy and doable, so I hope you try them!
Sounds so yummy and hello fancy! Will have to try it with my husband! Thanks!
Fancy, but oh so easy!