Cloud Eggs: Worth Trying Or Just A Fad?


Saturday 27 May 2017

Cloud Eggs: Worth Trying Or Just A Fad?

Cloud Eggs are the latest big thing apparently. I am never sure of these fads. Sometimes they are great. Other times, they are just a waste of time. I have to admit that I had totally dismissed cauliflower rice until I saw a status by Mummy Mishaps saying how good it was. I then made some to go with our curry for dinner and loved it. If you haven't tried cauliflower rice yet, give it a go.

Cloud egg, ham and chips

Unicorns were and still are a thing, but they are just pretty. I couldn't resist making some unicorn cupcakes?

So what about cloud eggs?

Well they are pretty. I mean these puffy clouds with a yolk middle are quite cute aren't they. I was concerned about the meringue texture on a savory dish, but this wasn't an issue. They are easy to make. OK they take well over twice as long as it does to fry an egg, but there is nothing hard about making them. Wisk the whites, bake and then add the yolk. Taste? Hmmmm. Well they tasted fine. Just fine. They tasted like a healthy fried egg. I guess if you are on a massive health kick then they are the healthy way to have something that tastes like a fried egg. But for me, I would just rather have the odd fried egg.

I guess the only way you will really know how you feel about them is to make them yourself. So here is how.

cloud eggs, ham and chips

Cloud Eggs

  • 2 eggs
  • a small pinch of salt
  • a small pinch of cream of tatar
  1. Separate the yolk from the egg whites and leave in the shell to the side.
  2. Pre heat the oven to 220C
  3. Whisk the egg whites, salt and cream of tatare until stiff. Like if you are making a meringue.
  4. Line a baking tray with parchment and make 2 cloud shapes with the egg whites. Make a dip in the middle where you will place the yolks later.
  5. Bake for around 4 minutes.
  6. Add the yolks to the dips and bake for a further 2-3 minutes.
So what do you think? Worth the time or just another fad?

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