Eggs in disguise

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Serves: 3

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  • 80ml milk hot

  • 2 tbsp double cream

  • 50g cheddar grated

  • 2 tbsp parsley chopped

  • 3 tbsp ham chopped

  • 1 tbsp malt vinegar

  • 6 eggs

  • 6 potatoes large

  • 2 egg whites in addition to the 6 eggs

  • 50g butter softened


  1. Preheat oven to 200C/Gas Mark 6.
  2. Scrub the potatoes, prick with fork and bake for about an hour or until cooked.
  3. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly.
  4. Slice the top off each of the potatoes and scoop out the flesh into a bowl, reserving the skins.
  5. Mash the potato with the milk, butter and cream until smooth.
  6. Stir in the chopped ham and parsley, season to taste.
  7. In a separate bowl whisk the egg whites until stiff.
  8. Fold egg whites into the potato mixture, keep warm.
  9. Lightly poach the whole eggs in a large saucepan of water to which the vinegar has been added.
  10. Half fill each of the potato skins with the potato mixture, carefully add a poached egg.
  11. Cover with more of the potato mixture.
  12. Sprinkle the top of each potato with grated cheese.
  13. Place under a hot grill to brown.

Additional Information

  • Potato

  • Egg

  • Main Course

  • Vegetarian

  • Nut Free

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