Have you tried the latest Instagram food trends — cloud eggs?
Move over, avocado toast. Cloud eggs are the latest Instagram food sensation to take social media by storm. Healthy and protein-packed, cloud eggs are guaranteed to make your mornings dreamy.
What are cloud eggs? They’re golden egg yolks resting on a fluffy cloud of egg whites. At a glance, they look like fluffy cumulus clouds with a sunny delight in the middle.
Although cloud eggs are blowing up your Pinterest and Instagram feed today, the recipe dates back hundreds of years to France, with a dish called “eggs in snow” or “Oeufs a la Neige.” The eggs in snow were beat with bundles of sticks and cooked on top of coals instead of an oven. When it was done, it was sprinkled with sugar. This 17th century recipe was developed to impress, and I am sure cloud eggs will amaze your loved ones.
We like anything that are made with eggs. Eggs are nutritional powerhouses with 13 essential nutrients and 6 grams of high-quality protein with the most bioavailable amino acids of any protein food. Studies show that eating eggs for breakfast can tamp down hunger and conquer cravings all morning long.
There are many ways to alter the recipe to suite your tastes. There are many variations on the simple recipe, such as adding parmesan, blue cheese, ham, scallions, parsley and green onions. Whatever way you prepare a cloud egg, I am sure it will keep your head in the clouds.
Here’s a simple recipe for cloud eggs
- Preheat oven to 350 F and line a cooking sheet with parchment paper
- Separate the egg yolks from egg whites
- Place egg yolks in separate bowls after you separate them
- Add a pinch of salt to the egg whites and beat with an electric mixer on low for 2-3 minutes
- Dollop a large spoonful of egg white on the baking sheet (1 dollop per egg yolk)
- Bake whites around 6 minutes until they are beginning to brown and no longer wet
- Add egg yolk to egg white and bake another 3-4 minutes
- Season with salt and pepper, if desired or serve on top of whole wheat toast or English muffin.
Each cloud egg prepared from the recipe above has approximately 97 calories, 6 g fat, 192 mg cholesterol, 9 g protein. Eggs contain B vitamins, vitamin A, selenium, calcium, iron, potassium, zinc, manganese, vitamin E and folate.