Eggs "en cocotte" with spinach

Eggs "en cocotte" with spinach
A buttered ramekin, a layer of mushroom duxelles, a layer of spinach, a bit of cream, and an egg, in two layers, on top.
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Last modified on: May 10th 2023

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51 min.3 min.20 min.1 hour 14 min.
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Stage 1 - 35 min.
Eggs "en cocotte" with spinach
Chop 200 g cooked spinach.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Eggs "en cocotte" with spinach
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 3 - 3 min.
Eggs "en cocotte" with spinach
Pour over a generous spoonful of cream, then salt and pepper lightly.

Stage 4 - 8 min.
Eggs "en cocotte" with spinach
Break an egg and add the white to the ramekin...

Stage 5 - 20 min.
Eggs "en cocotte" with spinach
...keeping the yolk to one side.

Fill all the ramekins like this, salting and peppering each lightly a second time.

Stage 6
Eggs "en cocotte" with spinach
Bake in the oven for around 20 minutes until the egg white is set.

Stage 7 - 3 min.
Eggs "en cocotte" with spinach
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 8
Eggs "en cocotte" with spinach
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 stage 8.
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.
A few minutes once cooked.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,281 Kcal or 5,363 Kj108 gr118 gr173 gr
64 %41 %11 %26 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
154 Kcal or 645 Kj13 gr14 gr21 gr
8 %5 %1 %3 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
214 Kcal or 896 Kj18 gr20 gr29 gr
11 %7 %2 %4 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk, Egg
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  • For 6 people : 3.02 €
  • Per person : 0.50 €

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