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Flashback Friday - Coddled Eggs

Saturday mornings we like to have a leisurely breakfast along with a big pot of coffee. For flashback Friday I'm taking you back to this post when I showed you my pretty little ceramic egg coddler cups along with the recipe for coddled eggs. One of our readers mentioned using small sealed mason jars in place of the actual egg coddler cups. I said I'd try it...and yes it works well, and I thought they were really pretty served in tiny mason jars. I just saved you a whole lot of running around and also spending money on egg coddlers. Now you have no excuse not to try these.
Recipe yields 2 mason jars.
  • 2 small mason jars, with lids
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 4 eggs
  • salt
  • pepper
  • dry basil
  • cheese, grated
  • ham, optional
  1. Place 1/2 teaspoon butter in the bottom of each jar. 
  2. Crack one egg into each jar.
  3. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper and a dusting of dry basil.
  4. Add a little layer of cheese.
  5. Crack a second egg into each jar.
  6. Sprinkle with a little salt, pepper and a dusting of dry basil.
  7. Top with grated cheese.
  8. Spray lids with non stick spray or rub with a little butter so that the egg and cheese will release once cooked.
  9. Bring a pot of water to a boil. (should be enough water so that the jars are fully submerged) 
  10. I like to use a set of tongs to gently place seals jars into the water. Boil for 8 1/2 minutes. You can take one out of water, open and see if the egg is cooked to your likeness. If you want it cooked a little more just re seal and place back in pot for a few more minutes. 


  1. This reminds me of the shirred lemon eggs we were served at a hotel in Alaska. My whole family loves this recipe.

  2. The recipe sounds Saturday morning delicious!
    I too have a pretty set of egg coddlers that match a set of my dishes. I rarely use the coddlers because regardless of how I prep them (using a cooking spray or butter) the cooked egg whites bond to the insides of the coddler. Cleaning them is a pain. Have you a tip to fix that?

    1. I spray them or rub well with butter...but I know what you are saying...they do stick. I try to soak them in hot soapy water as soon as I can after we eat and let them soak a while. I did find that the jars are much easier to clean after.

  3. I make this something similar in my extra big muffin tins, and just bake them in the oven.

    1. Hi Lorrie...great idea! I'm going to try that in our trailer oven as I always have a muffin tin in there.

    2. That's something I could try, too. I don't have any coddlers but I do have the extra big muffin tin. There's no lid, however; the eggs would not be covered.

  4. I must try this Kathy! I love that you can use mason jars for it as well.

  5. Reminds me of the Frecnh baked egges I've made, but in the oven. Looks yummy!


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