Eggs Baked with Smoked Salmon (Oeufs en Cocotte au Saumon Fumé )

  • Serves

    serves 4


Eggs mixed with cream are poached over a bed of smoked salmon in this simple yet elegant breakfast dish from chef Wolfgang Puck.


  • 1 12 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
  • 6 oz. thinly sliced smoked salmon
  • 34 cup heavy cream
  • 4 eggs
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground white pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp. freshly grated horseradish or prepared horseradish, drained
  • 2 chives, cut into 1″ pieces


Step 1

Heat oven to 375°. Grease four 6-oz. ramekins with melted butter; place in a 9″ x 13″ baking dish lined with parchment paper. Arrange salmon along bottom and up sides of ramekins, reserving 1 slice for garnish. Pour 1 tbsp. cream and crack an egg into each ramekin; season with salt and pepper. Place baking dish in oven and pour boiling water to come halfway up sides of ramekins; bake until whites are set and yolks are still soft, 15–17 minutes. Whip remaining cream in a bowl until soft peaks form; fold in horseradish, salt, and pepper. Julienne remaining slice of salmon. Transfer ramekins to serving plates; garnish with julienned salmon, a dollop of horseradish cream, and chives.

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