This is such a yummy dish and ever so easy to make. The quantity is for a single serving so you can multiply as per your requirements. I like to make this on Sundays as part of brunch and is appreciated with a crusty roll or even a warmed croissant.
YOU WILL NEED:
½ tsp butter
1 tsp chopped chives
2 tbsp chopped smoked salmon. diced ham or cooked chicken bits (use whichever tickles your fancy)
3 or 4 green peppercorns (optional)
a sprinkling of paprika
Well grease a ramekin dish with the butter and sprinkle the base with chives. Break egg carefully into the dish over the chives, then top gently with either the salmon, ham or diced chicken bits and season to taste with salt. Sprinkle over the peppercorns.
Cover the dish with foil and stand it in a basin of water (obviously not a plastic basin!) and bake in a preheated oven at 180ºC for about 5 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for a further 5 to 10 minutes until cooked.
Using a knife, very carefully run it along the inside of the dish to loosen the egg. Tip it onto a warm plate. sprinkle with paprika and eat with a crusty roll or warm croissant.