Jacques Pepin's Gratin of Eggs
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.
- Ready In:
- 6 -7 hard-boiled eggs
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 1⁄2 cups thinly sliced onions (I prefer a bit less)
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 1 1⁄2 cups milk
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1⁄2 cup grated swiss cheese
- Slice eggs and arrange them in one 4 to 6 cup gratin dish (or do individual gratins if you like).
- 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.
- Add flour, mix well, and cook for 30 seconds.
- Add milk, salt, pepper; stirring constantly, bring mixture to a boil then lower the heat and let sauce simmer gently for about a minute.
- Pour over the eggs in the gratin dish.
- Mix the sauce and eggs gently, sprinkle with grated Swiss cheese, and bake in a 400 degree oven for about 10 to 12 minutes.
- Place under the broiler for another 4 or 5 minutes to brown the top.
- Serve immediately.
- Another option is to arrange the egg/sauce mixture on top of some thinly sliced smoked ham--.
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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. :)Reply
Made as recipe, we enjoyed this, different! I used plenty of onions, we like onions, and in fact, I used red onions, very good. I used a mixture of cheddar and mozzarella cheese, not having swiss. I added some mustard powder to the white sauce. Very easy to prepare, this certainly would be delicious served on toast or muffins, although I served it as a supper dish with steamed rice, which was pleasant, but I think i would prefer the muffin option another time! Lovely, thank you, EdsGirlAngie!Reply