Egg in Cheese Meringue Nest

Recipe by Ambervim
READY IN: 11mins




  • Preheat the oven to 450°F with a rack in the middle. Line a baking sheet that can take high temperatures without warping, with parchment paper or Silpat.
  • Separate the egg yolks from the whites. It helps if you are making more than one egg nest to keep each egg yolk in a separate prep bowl.
  • Place the egg whites in a very clean mixer bowl and add the salt. Beat the egg whites with a whisk attachment in a mixer (or using a hand mixer), starting on low speed and then slowly increasing to high speed, until stiff peaks form.
  • Gently fold in the grated Gruyere cheese, taking care not to deflate the egg whites.
  • Create two mounds of the egg white mixture on the lined baking sheet. Form the mounds so they look like nests, with indentations in the centers.
  • Place in the oven for 3 minutes.
  • After 3 minutes, open the oven, pull out the rack with the egg white nests, and gently add an egg yolk to the center of each nest.
  • Return the baking sheet to the oven and cook for 3 more minutes.
  • Serve immediately.