Traditional baked eggs

With runny yolks for dunking

Traditional baked eggs

Traditional baked eggs

Serves Serves 2
Time Cooks In10 minutes
DifficultyNot too tricky
Nutrition per serving Plus
  • Calories 237 12%
  • Fat 20.7g 30%
  • Saturates 8.6g 43%
  • Sugars 0.1g 0%
  • Salt 0.7g 12%
  • Protein 14.2g 28%
  • Carbs 0.1g 0%
  • Fibre 0g -
Of an adult's reference intake
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  • 1 knob of unsalted butter
  • 4 large free-range eggs
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  1. Preheat the oven to full whack.
  2. Lightly grease a small skillet pan or round baking dish with butter.
  3. Season the skillet with a little sea salt and black pepper, then crack in the eggs.
  4. Bake in the oven for 7 to 10 minutes, or until the whites are set but the yolks are still runny. Delicious served with hot buttered toast.


– Once you've mastered these classic baked eggs, have fun adding your favourite flavours and get creative!
– Basil and cherry tomato is a great place to start, for Italian-style baked eggs.
– Try red chilli, avocado, lime and coriander, if Mexian-inspired baked eggs are more your thing.
– You could finely slice and add a handful of chestnut mushrooms, then strip over a couple of sprigs of fresh thyme and finish with a drizzle of truffle oil.
– Tear in a slice of smoked salmon, then finely chop and sprinkle over a few fresh chives for more of a classic brunch vibe.
– A handful of spinach and a slice of cooked higher-welfare ham would also work a treat.

– Serve with wilted greens, or a leafy salad and hot buttered toast for dunking.