Prince Charles, Fellow Cheese Lover, Shared His Recipe for Cheesy Baked Eggs. Here’s How to Make Them

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Not one to be outshone by Emily Blunt’s roasted potatoes, Ina Garten’s mac and cheese or a Disney recipe or two, Prince Charles is sharing a family dish of his own for our eating pleasure. Introducing cheesy baked eggs, which are pretty much exactly what they sounds like.

The recipe was shared in a tweet from Clarence House (the official account for the 71-year-old Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker Bowles), which said, “A proud champion of native British cheese, His Royal Highness has released one of his favorite recipes, Cheesy Baked Eggs, which can be made by using any number of our great British cheeses.” We had no idea Prince Charles was so into cheese—great minds. And while we weren’t familiar with some of the British cheeses he calls for, we found equivalents so you can make it at home. Here’s how.

Prince Charles’s Cheesy Baked Eggs Recipe

1 serving

½ cup (100g) wilted spinach
1 cherry tomato, quartered or sun-dried tomato, chopped
Fresh basil leaves, torn
Charcuterie, optional, for serving
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1¼ ounces (35g) strong soft cheese (i.e., Camembert, Tunworth or Golden Cenarth)
1 large egg
⅓ cup (80mL) heavy cream
1 tablespoon (15g) grated hard cheese (i.e., Parmesan or Old Winchester)

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Butter a small ovenproof dish, and line it with the wilted spinach, making a small well in the center.
2. Place the cherry tomato or sun-dried tomato on top of the spinach, then dot the soft cheese around the dish among the tomato pieces. Add the torn basil leaves, and any charcuterie, if using. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
3. Crack the egg into the center of the spinach, then pour the cream over the egg, taking care not to break the yolk. Sprinkle with the grated hard cheese. Transfer to the oven and bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes before eating.

Voila, a very cheesy breakfast fit for a royal. All you need now is toast for dipping.

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