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Spinach and Crème Fraîche Coddled Eggs

Jumbo eggs, jumbo flavour! That’s how we feel, and what we taste, when we prepare these Spinach and Crème Fraiche Coddled Eggs, made with fresh, locally-laid Conestoga Farms Organic Eggs. Garnish with green onions & chilli flakes, if desired, and serve with toasted sourdough bread. Mmmm, egg-cellence!

Serves: 4
Prep time: 30 mins
Cook time: 10 mins


  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter + extra for buttering ramekins
  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken stock
  • 1 cup crème fraîche
  • 4 cup spinach, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper
  • 4 Conestoga Farms Organic Free Range & Organic Fed (Jumbo)


  • Green onions, thinly sliced
  • Dry chilli flakes (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Lightly butter four 1 cup oven proof ramekins.
  2. Heat a large sauce pan over medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons of butter and shallots. Cook stirring occasionally until shallots have softened, about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add chicken stock and bring to a boil. Cook for 2 minutes until stock has reduced by half.
  4. Add the crème fraîche and stir until brought to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes.
  5. Add spinach to the cream mixture and season with salt and pepper. Let simmer until spinach has slightly wilted, about 2 minutes.
  6. Divide mixture amongst the 4 buttered ramekins and crack an egg in each of the centre of the ramekins.
  7. Place the ramekins in a roasting pan and fill with enough hot water to come halfway up of the ramekins.