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Cocotte eggs with Comté

Cocotte eggs with Comté

A light delicious and quickly prepared dish, an easy and elegant answer to the frequent question "what are we going to eat this evening?". Here is version with Comté (a famous cheese from eastern France, like gruyère, but much better), but it can be made prepared many different ways.

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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

For 6 people, you will need:

How long does it take?

PreparationCookingStart to finish
35 min.25 min.1 hour
Preservation: Once cooked, a few minutes.
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Step by step recipe

1 Cocotte eggs with Comté : Photo of step #1Preheat the oven to 180°C or 356°F, and put in the dripping tray. When it's hot, pour into the dripping tray enough hot water to give about 1 cm or ½ inch depth.

Fry 125 g small pieces of bacon in a pan with 1 tablespoon oil. When they are well cooked, remove the excess fat and add 2 tablespoons vinegar to the frying pan. The vinegar is to bring a small note of acidity, and compensate to some extent for the fat of the bacon.
10 min.
2 Cocotte eggs with Comté : Photo of step #2Melt 1 knob butter in a ramekin (in microwave oven for example), and brush the bottom of the other 5 ramekins with it. 5 min.
3 Cocotte eggs with Comté : Photo of step #3Put a good tablespoon of thinly sliced bacon in each ramekin. 5 min.
4 Cocotte eggs with Comté : Photo of step #4Grate some Comté onto it. 5 min.
5 Cocotte eggs with Comté : Photo of step #5Break an egg over. 5 min.
6 Cocotte eggs with Comté : Photo of step #6Add 2 teaspoons of liquid cream. 5 min.
7 Cocotte eggs with Comté : Photo of step #7Salt and pepper. 2 min.
8 Cocotte eggs with Comté : Photo of step #8Chop some chives finely on top. 3 min.
9 Cocotte eggs with Comté : Photo of step #9If you wish to improve the appearence, you can push the egg yolk to the centre of the ramekin and distribute the herbs around it. 5 min.
10 Cocotte eggs with Comté : Photo of step #10Put the ramekins into the dripping tray of hot water in the oven. Cook until the egg white is completely cooked (opaque), about 15 minutes.

Eat as soon as possible, because eggs continue to cook even out of the oven.
15 min.

Remarks

A good cocotte egg should have the white completely cooked (opaque) and the yolk still liquid, and that's not very easy. A common mistake is to produce a raw egg (white not cooked) or hard (egg yolk cooked). Here are some tips for success:
  • Eggs must be at room temperature; too cold and they won't cook properly
  • Watch the cooking carefully through a transparent ramekin
  • If you have an electronic thermometer, stop cooking when inside the egg white reaches 75°C or 167°F


Here are some variations on the recipe :
  • Parmesan cheese and walnuts
  • Diced chicken and mushrooms
  • Leeks
  • Roquefort
  • Etc...

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
215878 gr8 gr202 gr
108 %30 %1 %31 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
29210 gr1 gr27 gr
15 %4 %<1 %4 %
Per person
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
35912 gr1 gr33 gr
18 %5 %<1 %5 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 6 people : 3.52 €
Per person : 0.59 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Source: Home made
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