Cloud Eggs

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  • Ingredients
    2 large EGGS
    1/4 tsp. salt
    1/4 cup Gruyere cheese, grated

    Yields: 2 Servings

  • Nutritional Information

    Per serving: 1/2 of recipe

    Calories: 127

    Total fat: 9 g
    Saturated fat: 4 g
    Polyunsaturated fat: 1 g
    Monounsaturated fat: 3 g

    Cholesterol: 201 mg
    Sodium: 313 mg
    Protein: 10 g
    Vitamin A: 116 mcg
    Vitamin D: 1 mcg
    Folate: 25 mcg
    Calcium: 164 mg
    Iron: 1 mg
    Potassium: 79 mg
    Choline: 148 mg

    This recipe is an excellent source of protein and choline and a good source of calcium and vitamin A.

Directions

  1. PREHEAT oven to 450°.  LINE large baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. SEPARATE egg whites and yolks. PLACE egg whites in large bowl and yolks in small bowl.

  3. SEASON egg whites with salt. Using electric mixer, BEAT egg whites until stiff peaks form. Gently FOLD in grated cheese.

  4. SPOON egg whites into 2 mounds on prepared baking sheet. ADD a small dent in center of mound with back of a spoon. BAKE for about 3 minutes or slightly golden.

  5. PLACE egg yolk gently in center of each egg white cloud. SEASON with salt. BAKE for about 3 minutes or until yolks are just set.

Insider Info

Gently fold in herbs, spices or finely diced cooked bacon to the egg whites after whipping.

Use grated Parmesan or Swiss cheese in place of Gruyere.