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Eggs "en cocotte" with spinach

Eggs "en cocotte" with spinach

A buttered ramekin, a layer of mushrooms, a layer of spinach, a little cream and an egg added on top in two stages.

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Last modified on: March 20th 2018

For 6 people, you will need:

How long does it take?

PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
1 hour 1 min.3 min.26 min.1 hour 30 min.
Preservation: A few minutes once cooked
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
Eggs "en cocotte" with spinach : Photo of step #1 Clean 250 g mushrooms and cut into small pieces.
Stage 2
10 min.
Eggs "en cocotte" with spinach : Photo of step #2 Prepare and chop the shallot.
Stage 3
1 min.
Eggs "en cocotte" with spinach : Photo of step #3 Melt 30 g butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the shallot, salt and pepper. Cook for 1 minute.
Stage 4
5 min.
Eggs "en cocotte" with spinach : Photo of step #4 Add the mushrooms and cook for around 5 minutes without salt and pepper.
Stage 5
Eggs "en cocotte" with spinach : Photo of step #5 Add the juice of a ½ lemon, salt and pepper at the end.

Set aside.
Stage 6
35 min.
Eggs "en cocotte" with spinach : Photo of step #6 Chop 200 g cooked spinach.
Stage 7
5 min.
Eggs "en cocotte" with spinach : Photo of step #7 Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

Butter the ramekins and put a layer of mushrooms in the bottom and add a layer of spinach.
Stage 8
3 min.
Eggs "en cocotte" with spinach : Photo of step #8 Pour over a generous spoonful of cream, then salt and pepper lightly.
Stage 9
8 min.
Eggs "en cocotte" with spinach : Photo of step #9 Break an egg and add the white to the ramekin...
Stage 10
20 min.
Eggs "en cocotte" with spinach : Photo of step #10 ...keeping the yolk to one side.

Fill all the ramekins like this, salting and peppering each lightly a second time.
Stage 11
Eggs "en cocotte" with spinach : Photo of step #11 Bake in the oven for around 20 minutes until the egg white is set.
Stage 12
3 min.
Eggs "en cocotte" with spinach : Photo of step #12 Turn the oven off and tip an egg yolk into each ramekin. Return the ramekins to the oven for 3 minutes so that the yolks can heat through in the residual heat.

Serve immediately.
Stage 13
Eggs "en cocotte" with spinach : Photo of step #13 Note: This is not absolutely needed, but for a better taste => increase the amount of cream about the half and make it reduce in a small pan on small fire, with salt and pepper.

Use this reduced cream instead of usual cream in step 8.

Remarks

The method above adds the egg in two stages to ensure that the white is cooked (set) and the yolk stays soft. This is the most difficult aspect of eggs en cocotte.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
1664100 gr87 gr173 gr
83 %39 %8 %26 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
1499 gr8 gr15 gr
7 %3 %1 %2 %
Per person
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
27716 gr14 gr28 gr
14 %6 %1 %4 %
% 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 : 4.17 €
Per person : 0.70 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Source: Home made.
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