shirred egg

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n shirred egg egg cooked individually in cream or butter in a small ramekin
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Usage

In literature:

Shirred eggs are a pleasant change from the usual boiled eggs for breakfast.
"The Community Cook Book" by Anonymous
Melon or berries, broiled ham, shirred eggs, creamed potatoes.
"American Cookery" by Various
Shirred eggs are usually served in the individual dishes they are baked in.
"Civic League Cook Book" by Anonymous
Butter well four shirred egg dishes, and put the asparagus tips in them in equal portions.
"The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book" by Victor Hirtzler
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In news:

Shirred eggs sound fancy, but really they're just oven-baked eggs with some sort of creamy-cheesy topping.
Shirred eggs are so easy that they don't even require a recipe.
Today, roasted eggs are usually referred to as shirred eggs.
Shirred Eggs, as seen on The French Chef (WGBH).
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