Easy Loaded Eggs in Cocotte
Loaded eggs in cocotte are an easy comfort food treat that’s perfect for brunch or a quick supper. Baked in the oven, and loaded with bacon, cheddar cheese, green onions, and sour cream, this is one decadent meal that’s sure to please.
Now that the holidays are over, we’re all getting back to our usual routines. Here in Johannesburg, that means back to work, and the beginning of a new school year. As if that weren’t enough, pandemic cases are soaring around the world.
Put it all together, and most people are feeling the stress. In times of trouble, I head to the kitchen. While a good meal may not solve any of the problems, it goes a long way towards making your family feel loved, comforted, and secure.
This easy dish hits the spot and won’t leave you feeling frazzled. It’s perfect for a quick weekend brunch. But, it’s also delicious as a cozy weeknight supper. Serve it with a big green salad for a simple, satisfying meal.
In the recipe, I’ve given you the option of adding sliced, pickled jalapeños for heat. However, there are numerous other tasty add-ins you could use, depending on what’s in your refrigerator and what your family enjoys. To get your creative juices flowing, some of my favourites include:
- Sauteed mushrooms,
- Steamed broccoli,
- Cooked spinach,
- Diced tomatoes, and
- Chipotles in adobo.
The options are limited only by your own imagination. I hope you’ll share your favourite combinations in the comments section!
About this Recipe
Loaded eggs in cocotte is a simple recipe that doesn’t require a lot of special directions. However, the time in the oven will depend on how you like your eggs. If you like them runny, 15 minutes is just about perfect. But, for those preferring their eggs well done, it will definitely take a little longer. Keep an eye on them the first time. Then, you can adjust the time according to your oven and your family’s preferences. Once you’ve mastered this simple technique, I’m sure you’ll be coming up with all sorts of creative variations!
I hope this recipe helps your family to feel cozy and comforted, as it does mine. Bon appétit!