Egg Gratin with Bechamel Sauce

Egg Gratin with Bechamel Sauce

prep time

minutes
cook time

minute
servings
4

Ingredients



















Cooking Instructions

For béchamel sauce:


1

Melt butter in heavy medium pan. Add shallots and garlic and sauté, stirring, until soft and fragrant. Add flour, stirring constantly for about 2 minutes (do not scorch). Add 1/2 teaspoon salt, pepper, nutmeg and gradually stir in milk. Continue cooking and stirring until the sauce boils and thickens. Remove from heat and add 1 cup cheese, stirring until melted. Set aside and keep warm.


For egg gratin:


1

Heat oven to 400°F. Pour water into large, shallow pan or skillet. Add remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and white vinegar. Bring to boil and then lower heat to simmer. Carefully crack eggs into water, keeping it simmering. Poach until soft set, about 3 minutes. Remove eggs with slotted spoon, drain well. While eggs are poaching, toast brioche and place one ham slice in each of 4 individual serving dishes. Place 2 eggs on each ham slice. Spoon 1/4 of the sauce over each serving. Bake for 5 minutes. Sprinkle remaining cheese over eggs and garnish with chopped chives, if desired. For a decadent finish, drizzle white truffle oil over each serving.


Ingredients



















Cooking Instructions

For béchamel sauce:


1

Melt butter in heavy medium pan. Add shallots and garlic and sauté, stirring, until soft and fragrant. Add flour, stirring constantly for about 2 minutes (do not scorch). Add 1/2 teaspoon salt, pepper, nutmeg and gradually stir in milk. Continue cooking and stirring until the sauce boils and thickens. Remove from heat and add 1 cup cheese, stirring until melted. Set aside and keep warm.


For egg gratin:


1

Heat oven to 400°F. Pour water into large, shallow pan or skillet. Add remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and white vinegar. Bring to boil and then lower heat to simmer. Carefully crack eggs into water, keeping it simmering. Poach until soft set, about 3 minutes. Remove eggs with slotted spoon, drain well. While eggs are poaching, toast brioche and place one ham slice in each of 4 individual serving dishes. Place 2 eggs on each ham slice. Spoon 1/4 of the sauce over each serving. Bake for 5 minutes. Sprinkle remaining cheese over eggs and garnish with chopped chives, if desired. For a decadent finish, drizzle white truffle oil over each serving.


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