I don’t know about you, but Sunday brunches are the best. Brunch food is one of my favorite meals, along with a bottomless flow of mimosas or Bloody Mary’s (mostly Bloody’s these days because my body doesn’t like champagne anymore)
I got this recipe from Cravings by my spirit human, Chrissy Teigen. I typically like to try a couple of recipes from the little previews that Amazon provides before I commit to purchasing a cookbook, just because I want to always make sure I like what the book is giving me. If by the second or third recipe isn’t something I like, I won’t buy it. However, with a few of my own little twists, Chrissy’s recipe turned out so bomb. Like, insanely good that I had to ask for the physical copy for Christmas.
I added my own little changes, not because the recipe wasn’t perfect. It was beyond perfect. There were just two problems: I didn’t have a cast iron skillet and I ran out of parmesan cheese midway. Instead, I used a nickel-plated pan which is typically a great substitution if you don’t have a skillet in your kitchen. I upped the cook time to 3 minutes longer because the pan doesn’t cook as fast. The end result was a flavorful and unique way of making eggs, especially with the use of thyme. Here is my rendition of the recipe and you can pick up Cravings down below!
Creamy Cheesy Panned Eggs
- 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
- 2/3 cup pepper jack shredded cheese
- 1/2 cup cup of heavy cream
- 1 tsp. chopped fresh thyme
- 1/4 tsp. Kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
- 1 tbsp. Olive Oil Buttery Spread
- 4 eggs
In a medium bowl, mix the cheese mixture, heavy cream, thyme, salt, and pepper. Heat the butter on your pan or skillet to coat it (use more if necessary). Place the cheesy cream mixture into the pan and cook for 1-2 minutes over medium until the mixture starts to bubble.
Then, crack 4 eggs on top of the mixture and season with black pepper. You know it's done with the egg whites start to whiten up, which will ensure the yolk is runny.
If you're using a pan, after the eggs whites form, place the heat on low and cover the pan for another 3 minutes. Skillet cook the cream mixture faster, where as pans take a little more TLC. Season with a pinch more salt and serve it up with mimosas!