Breakfast Idea: Egg Nests

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I love eating eggs. And because I make it so often, I look for new ways to prepare it so we don’t grow tired of it. Last year my sister tried out this egg nest recipe from Yuppiechef, and her husband raved about how tasty it was. I knew it was only a matter of time before I tried it out too (even though it’s more than a year later!).

What is an egg nest? It’s egg, pressed meat and cheese in a pastry cup.

I’ve adapted the original recipe, so in place of bacon, I used slices of silverside (my sister used pastrami and it was just as good).

Egg Nest Recipe (My Adaptation)

6 Squares of puff pastry
6 Slices of silver side
3 Eggs
3 Tbl milk
12 – 3/4 Tsp chilli powder
Green pepper (small cubes)
Tomato (small cubes)
Cheese (grated)
Freshly ground black pepper


Grease a large muffin pan and preheat the oven at 200°C. Carefully press the pastry into the middle six muffin holes. Add a little bit of cheese (just enough to cover the base). Then add the pressed meat over the cheese and against the pastry, as much as possible. In a separate bowl, lightly beat the 3 eggs, add in the milk, salt, black pepper and chilli powder. Pour an equal amount of the egg mixture in each of the 6 cups. Lastly, add a few cubes of green pepper and tomato in each. Pop them in the oven for about 18 – 20 mins. Once it’s done, set aside to cool for a few mins before removing from the pan.

Serves: 2 – 3 adults

It was delicious! And they are actually so filling.

The great thing about this is that you can mix, chop and change the recipe according to how you like your egg. Add in some onion, or pieces of the cold meat inside the egg mixture, or if you’re not one for spice, don’t use the chilli powder. Try out your own adaptation and let me know how it comes out!

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5 Responses

  1. Charles

    They look yummy! I make something similar, but with little quail eggs – always a talking point hehe

    • Saajida

      That sounds lovely. Even though I’ve heard and read so much about the benefits of quail eggs, I haven’t had the chance to try them out. Do they taste any different?

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