Eggs, eggs, eggs….when eating low carb, we eat a LOT of eggs! I like eggs, but sometimes I just feel like I want to cook them an entirely different way.
If you, too, are tired of ho hum eggs for breakfast, this recipe is for you. Cloud eggs come together in just a few minutes and they taste wonderful. Reach for this recipe whenever you have overnight guests or when you simply want to jazz up your weekend brunch menu, because they make an outstanding presentation that will wow your guests.
Cloud Eggs with Chives and Asiago Cheese
15 minPrep Time
6 minCook Time
21 minTotal Time
4 large eggs
3 oz. Asiago cheese, finely grated, divided
3 T. fresh chives, finely chopped, divided
Salt and black pepper, to taste
Position oven rack to center position. Preheat oven to 450°F and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Crack and separate eggs, placing the whites in a large mixing bowl and reserving the yolks in another bowl.* Season egg whites with salt and pepper, to taste.
Using a hand mixer or immersion blender, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula while blending to incorporate all of the egg white.
Gently fold in 2/3 of the Asiago cheese and chives into the bowl, being careful not to deflate the egg whites in the process. Spoon the whipped egg white mixture onto the prepared baking sheet into four piles, leaving plenty of room between each mound. With the back of a spoon, create an indent in the center of each mound and place baking sheet on center rack in preheated oven and bake for 3 minutes.
After 3 minutes, remove from oven and transfer reserved yolks into the indent of each mound. Sprinkle each mound with half of the remaining cheese and fresh chives and return to oven and bake another 3 minutes or until yolks are set and egg whites are golden brown.
Remove egg clouds from oven and sprinkle with remaining cheese and chives and serve immediately.
Cuisine: American |Recipe Type: Breakfast or Brunch
*For best results, reserve the egg yolks in small, individual dishes rather than in one larger bowl.
TIPS: For best results, bring egg whites to room temperature by resting bowl in hot water for a few minutes before whipping. Make sure your bowl and beaters are perfectly clean and there is no trace of yolk in the whites. A copper bowl is best, as it reacts chemically with the protein in the egg whites, helping form a stronger bond for longer-lasting peaks, but you can also use stainless steel or glass.