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Catholic Recipe: Shirred Eggs

    INGREDIENTS

  • Ramekins
  • 1 Tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1 to 2 eggs for each ramekin
  • butter
  • salt
  • pepper
  • paprika
  • Details

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Difficulty: • •
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 11+
  • Origin:

To shirr eggs is to bake them until they are set. Variations on the recipe are shirred eggs with cheese sauce or curried shirred eggs.

DIRECTIONS

Butter desired number of ramekins; add 1 tablespoon heavy cream to each. Break 1 or 2 eggs into each ramekin; sprinkle with salt, pepper, and paprika. Dot with butter. Arrange ramekins in shallow pan; bake at 350° for 12 to 18 minutes or until eggs are set.

Variations

Shirred Eggs in Cheese Sauce: Prepare 1-1/2 cups Medium White Sauce (see recipe). Add 1 cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese and 1 teaspoon prepared mustard; stir over hot water until cheese melts. Butter shallow baking dish, 10 x 6 x 2 inches. Pour in half the sauce. Break 6 eggs onto sauce; cover with remaining sauce. Bake at 325° for 20 to 25 minutes or until eggs are set.

Curried Shirred Eggs: Substitute 2 cups of any favorite curry sauce for cheese sauce and proceed as for Shirred Eggs in Cheese Sauce (see above).

Recipe Source: Cook's Blessings, The by Demetria Taylor, Random House, New York, 1965
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