Cloud Eggs (Egg Nests) Recipe

Cloud Eggs (Egg Nests) Recipe

How To Make Cloud Eggs (Egg Nests)

Have some fun with breakfast with these egg nests. Just whipped up some egg whites, fold in some cheese, and bake with the bright yolk in the middle.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes



  • 2smallpinches of salt,(a pinch of salt per egg)
  • ¼cupcheese,(such as gruyere, swiss or parmesan), grated


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F with a rack in the middle. Line a roasting pan, or baking sheet that can take high temperatures without warping, with parchment paper or Silpat.

  2. Separate the egg yolks from the whites. Make sure there are no little pieces of egg yolk in the whites.

  3. Place the egg whites in a very clean mixer bowl (any residual oil in the mixer bowl will keep the egg whites from whipping up properly).

  4. Add a small pinch of salt to the egg whites. Beat the egg whites with a whisk attachment in a mixer (or using a hand mixer), starting on low speed and then slowly increasing to high speed, until stiff peaks form.

  5. Gently fold in the grated cheese, taking care not to deflate the egg whites.

  6. Create two mounds of the egg white mixture on the lined baking sheet. Form the mounds so they look like nests, with indentations in the centers.

  7. Place in the 450 degrees F oven for 3 minutes. After 3 minutes, open the oven, pull out the rack with the egg white nests, and gently add an egg yolk to the center of each nest.

  8. Return the baking sheet to the oven and cook for 3 more minutes. Serve immediately.


  • Calories: 128.48kcal
  • Fat: 9.67g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.54g
  • Trans Fat: 0.21g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.96g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.06g
  • Carbohydrates: 0.53g
  • Sugar: 0.21g
  • Protein: 9.37g
  • Cholesterol: 176.79mg
  • Sodium: 167.32mg
  • Calcium: 135.45mg
  • Potassium: 71.88mg
  • Iron: 0.78mg
  • Vitamin A: 112.19µg
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