Oeufs en Cocotte aux Herbes

Eggs En Cocotte with Herbs is a lovely way to display and  of course eat eggs. It’s a simple recipe when displayed that looks complicated. This traditional French dish is very elegant, pleasing to the eyes and for a certainty pleasing to the palate.  I was thinking omelet today, however I do those often, but my husband, I’m sure, wouldn’t have complained if I prepared an overstuffed seafood omelet of some sort. Then again… my ramekins were sitting there screaming: Use us! Use us!     🙂    It was a nice break from breakfast as usual during the week, and Hubby was well pleased.

Side note –How about those Tigers! 2014 American League Central Division champions. Forth straight – Go Tigers!!  *Avid sports girl here.*

Breakfast is served with a little hot tea to round it out

Garnished with fresh basil, thyme, and a pinch of red pepper flakes. Served with delicious Home Fries with fresh chives

I began by sautéing finely chopped shallots and garlic in a  little olive oil, then added chopped swiss chard and cooked until it wilted, added salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste

Poured in the egg whites beaten with a little cream, along with chopped fresh chives, parsley, and thyme.  However, my mind was in omelet mode and I whipped the whites a tad longer than I should have–thus the bubbles

Carefully added in the yolks. placed the ramekins in a water bath and into a 350 oven. Baked for about 15 to 20 minutes, or just until the whites set. Keep checking them

Sprinkled on a little cheddar cheese and red pepper flakes

As I mentioned–The Tigers are once again Division Champs, clinching the title last evening with a 3-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins in the final game of the regular season. What a great day to be at Comerica Park. Unfortunately we weren’t at that game, but we were there Friday, September 26

Great night at the park with Hubby and the boys

Take me out to the ball game…

My 16-year-old is the ever-present artist. He managed to get some sketching in as well as enjoy the game

Be well and have a wonderful day

 Always treat others as you wish to be treated

Ruby Dee

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