Yield: 2 servings
This recipe is slightly adapted from Chrissy Teigen’s Cravings cookbook and it has become a go-to for me when I need a quick breakfast or want to impress my weekend guests with something that looks awesome (individual servings in mini skillets, people?!), but is super easy to make. I added cheddar because of the melty quality and adjusted the cooking times because I could never get it quite right using the suggested cooking times in the original recipe. I also finish the eggs in the oven because I have a thing against runny whites and the oven surrounds the eggs with heat and cooks the whites without overcooking the yolks. If possible, use enamel-coated or nonstick skillets because these will STIIIIICK. Serve with some bread to sop and scrape everything up.
I know, I know…I’ve posted a few of Chrissy’s recipes here, but that’s because they are SO GOOD. Buy the cookbook now!
3/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup good-quality white cheddar
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon fresh thyme, finely chopped, plus more for serving
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons butter
4 large eggs
Preheat the oven to 375°. In a measuring cup, combine the Parmesan, cheddar, cream, thyme, salt and pepper.
Prepare two 6-inch cast-iron skillets by heating 1 tablespoon of the butter over medium-high heat. Alternatively, if you don’t have mini skillets, you can make this in one serving in a large cast-iron or non-stick skillet. Add half the cream mixture to each skillet and cook until the mixture is bubbling, 6 to 7 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool for a few minutes; you don’t want the mixture to still be bubbling when you place the eggs in. Crack two eggs into a small bowl and pour them into one skillet; repeat with the second skillet. Place in the oven and cook for 6 to 8 minutes, until the whites are just set but the yolks are still runny. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and garnish with a few thyme leaves. Let cool for a few minutes before serving.
Inspiration: Parmesan Skillet Eggs, Cravings by Chrissy Teigen