Breakfast Essentials: Cloud Eggs

Andy Anderson !


These are fun to make, and look and taste wonderful on your breakfast table. Your guests will think you worked so hard.

I amped them up, by making them in individual serving dishes. Plus, I separated the protein from the egg whites, because it tended to deflate them. In addition, I added another cheese to the bottom of the dish; to make them extra yummy.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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10 Min
10 Min



  • 1 large
    farm-fresh egg
  • 1 pinch
    cream of tartar
  • 2 Tbsp
    parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • ·
    cooked breakfast sausage, bacon, or ham
  • 1 slice
    provolone or swiss cheese
  • ·
    salt, kosher variety, to taste
  • ·
    black pepper, freshly ground, to taste

How to Make Breakfast Essentials: Cloud Eggs


  2. You will need an ovenproof baking dish about 4-inches (10cm) in diameter, with a 1-inch (2.5cm) side.
  3. Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  4. Cook your breakfast sausage patty, bacon or ham, and reserve.
  5. Place a rack in the middle position, and preheat the oven to 450f (230c).
  6. Add a slice of provolone, or Swiss cheese to the bottom of a greased ramekin, or other small ovenproof bowl.
  7. Add the sausage, bacon, or ham.
  8. Crack the eggs, and separate the yolks from the whites.
  9. Add the cream of tartar to the egg whites, and then manually whip them, or use a blender, until, stiff peaks begin to form.
  10. Season with some salt and pepper, and gently fold in the parmesan cheese.
  11. Evenly spread them into the ramekin.
  12. Place in the preheated oven, and bake until they start to lightly brown, about 3 minutes.
  13. Remove from the oven, make a small indentation in the middle, add the yolk, and sprinkle on a bit of salt and pepper.
  14. Return to the oven, and bake until the yolk just begins to set, about 3 additional minutes.
  15. Chef’s Note: I like my yolk a bit runny, so I take it out after about 2 minutes.
  17. Serve while still hot with some toast or yummy biscuits, and do not forget to remind your guests that the ramekin is hot. Enjoy
  18. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Breakfast Essentials: Cloud Eggs

Course/Dish: Eggs
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Wheat Free Soy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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