egg nests

Looking for a different and fun way to prepare your eggs for Sunday morning breakfast? Kootenay Spice has the perfect recipe: egg nests! These cute and tasty eggs are both filling and delicious. Normally we eat 2 eggs each with our breakfasts, but one per person is enough with these!

finished egg nests

To make egg nests for 2 people you will need:

2 large eggs
¼ tsp salt
2 Tbsp fresh, grated parmesan cheese

Preheat the oven to bake at 450˚F with the rack in the middle.

Separate the yolks from the whites of the eggs. The whites can be combined in a mixing bowl and the yolks in 2 separate, oiled bowls. Take care not to break the yolks and cover with saran wrap to prevent them from drying out.

whisking egg whites 1

whisking eggwhites 2

Now we make meringue with the egg whites. Sprinkle the salt into the egg whites and start whisking. If you have an electric hand mixer, you will definitely want to use it. Start on the slowest setting, increasing every minute or so and whisk until stiff peaks are forming, about 7 – 10 minutes.

whisking eggwhites 3

parmesan on egg

Gently fold in the parmesan cheese. Do not stir in or you will deflate the meringue.

On a parchment paper lined cookie sheet, divide the meringue and cheese mix into 2 mounds (or nests).

empty egg nest

Create a well in the centre of each nest and place in the oven for 3 minutes, until it is just beginning to brown.

cooked egg nest pre yolk

Remove from the oven and very gently place each egg yolk into the centre well of the nests.

half done egg nests

Return to the oven for 3-4 minutes, until the yolks are cooked to your preferred doneness and the nests are nicely browned.

finished egg nests

And there you have it, a fun new way to cook your eggs! You can try it with different hard cheeses like gruyere or romano, but parmesan is by far our favourite! Enjoy!

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