1. Pour 1/4 ounce of melted clarified butter into each pan. Move the butter around the pan to ensure it coats the inside evenly. 00:26
2. Crack two eggs into each pan. Season the eggs with salt and pepper, to taste. Drizzle a dash of heavy cream over the eggs. 00:54
3. Transfer the egg to a 400 degree oven. Bake for five to six minutes until the yolks are cooked and soft and the whites are set. Serve immediately. 01:48
What You'll Need
- 4 inch cast iron pans (2)
- Clarified butter or oil (1/2 ounce)
- Eggs (4)
- Heavy cream
- Salt and pepper to taste
Chef Daniel compares the taste and texture of his baked eggs to over easy eggs. To learn how to make a traditional over easy egg, visit Chef Jason Fullilove’s “How to Properly Fry an Egg” tutorial located at the bottom of the page.
Chef Daniel favors cast iron pans for functionality and presentation. If a cast iron pan is unavailable, use any other oven-safe pan that is well greased with butter. To learn more about cast iron pans, visit Chef Michael Gulotta’s “An Overview of Common Kitchen Pans” tutorial located at the bottom of the page.
Clarified butter is butter that has had its milk fat removed. Clarified butter is made by heating butter until the milk fat burns, then separating the butterfat from the burnt particles. Clarified butter has a subtle nutty flavor and a higher smoke point than regular butter.