Jacques Pepin's Gratin of Eggs

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by EdsGirlAngie

Perfect way to use up the spoils from the Easter egg hunt... this is almost identical to a dish that Ed and I had on our cozy cottage honeymoon, except that the eggs were served on a bed of thinly sliced smoked ham. Our personal preference is for a bit less onion; adjust as you wish. It's quick and delicious served with a side of the freshest fruit.

Top Review by maree_dodeb

Such an easy and delicious recipe. Added dry mustard and sweet paprika for a bit more flavor. Also chopped some chives for garnish after it was cooked. Only change I would make is to increase flour to 2 tablespoons. Made the dish with chopped ham like others have recommended. Gave it 4 stars only because my sauce wasn't very thick but still delicious over English muffins! Make it. :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Slice eggs and arrange them in one 4 to 6 cup gratin dish (or do individual gratins if you like).
  2. Melt butter in a saucepan and when hot, add onions; cook them over medium heat, stirring occasionally for 2 or 3 minutes until they sizzle and have just started to brown.
  3. Add flour, mix well, and cook for 30 seconds.
  4. Add milk, salt, pepper; stirring constantly, bring mixture to a boil then lower the heat and let sauce simmer gently for about a minute.
  5. Pour over the eggs in the gratin dish.
  6. Mix the sauce and eggs gently, sprinkle with grated Swiss cheese, and bake in a 400 degree oven for about 10 to 12 minutes.
  7. Place under the broiler for another 4 or 5 minutes to brown the top.
  8. Serve immediately.
  9. Another option is to arrange the egg/sauce mixture on top of some thinly sliced smoked ham--.

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