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10-minute baked eggs


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup Gruyere cheese, grated
  • 85 grams (3 oz) cooked ham, shredded
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated fresh nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons cream
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 360 F/Gas Mark 4.
  2. Grease two small ovenproof dishes with the butter and crack two eggs into each one.
  3. Divide the shredded ham between the two dishes.
  4. Place the cheese in a bowl and whisk together with the mustard, nutmeg, thyme and cream. Season with salt and pepper. Scoop the cheese mixture on top of the eggs.
  5. Place the dishes on a baking tray and into the pre-heated oven for ten minutes.
  6. Serve with toasted bread cut into thin slices so that you can dip them into the eggs.

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