Oeufs Cocotte and Chicken Cottages
|Oeufs Cocotte. Sounds fancy, but couldn’t be simpler. Recipe below.|
I had to include this ultra modern chicken coop from Nogg. Even though it’s really not my style, it would be pretty cool in the backyard of a modern home. We have decided to go with a more of a cottage style coop that can accommodate up to 6 hens. I plan on painting it white and planting some flowers around it. Perhaps we will call it something French, like Chateau Oeufs… I cannot wait to look out my kitchen window and see the hens walking around with the bunnies.
What a wonderful way to teach kids respect for where their food comes from. I am going to be much happier collecting eggs from the backyard than the grocery store. And I we will enjoy our eggs more knowing that they came from happy chickens. Have you tried fresh eggs? They are so much tastier than grocery store eggs. The perfect quick recipe for fresh eggs is Oeufs Cocotte. It often contains bacon, but I prefer a vegetarian one. I just made this for myself and L for lunch and it was perfect.
Makes 1 Serving
chopped vegetables, sauteed in olive oil, salt and pepper (about 1/8 cup)
1 tablespoon creme fraiche (other soft cheeses would work as well)
freshly ground pepper
course sea salt
fresh herbs such as chives, parsley, or dill
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Place vegetables and creme fraiche in a ramekin. Crack an egg over top. Place in a baking dish and fill baking dish with hot water so that it comes half-way up the ramekin. Bake 10-15 minutes or until egg reaches desired doneness.