Called nid d’oeuf or “egg nest,” this is a 5-ingredient brunch staple that plays on the humble egg.
Sunday is my favourite day of the week because my husband and I can slowly start our day. It motivates me to whip up an easy yet tasty brunch for us. An for me, eggs are essential part of brunch and in my kitchen, these can never run out.
The past few Sundays, I’ve been trying every egg recipe that I know. I was happy that I get to practice cooking it again. It was quite nostalgic because it reminded me so much when I was in culinary school and we had to learn different techniques to cook eggs. Even when I was working in the restaurant, “entrance exams” for cooks are how well you do eggs.
Here’s an egg recipe that I love making every time. It’s called nid d’oeuf on a French menu, which literally translates as ‘egg nest’. I’ve seen it in brunch restaurants that I’ve been to and they call it “eggs in clouds”. Love how the whites feels fluffy in the mouth and how the yolk gives enough creaminess in every bite.
This is nice to have on toast with ham, roasted tomatoes, sautéed mushrooms and spinach or a substitute for that “toad-in-a-hole” avocado dish. This recipe is so versatile and easy to make. Try this on your next breakfast or brunch at home. Enjoy!