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Truffled Baked Eggs with Potatoes

(recipe, Lynne Curry)

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Separating the eggs creates two layers in this make-ahead baked breakfast: a truffle-infused custard bottom with a light, crispy top. Serve with tender mixed salad greens lightly tossed with Champagne Vinaigrette.


  1. 2 small (lemon-sized) heirloom potatoes
  2. 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted, plus additional for buttering pan
  3. ⅓ cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  4. ½ tsp. baking powder
  5. 1¼ tsp. sea salt
  6. ¾ cup milk
  7. ½ cup heavy cream or half-and-half
  8. 4 eggs, separated
  9. 2 tsp. white truffle oil
  10. ¼ cup finely minced fresh chives


  1. Boil or microwave the potatoes until fork-tender. When they are cool enough to handle, peel and dice small. Butter an 8-inch-square baking dish.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Combine melted butter, milk, cream, egg yolks, truffle oil, and chives, and whisk into the flour mixture until well blended. In a separate bowl, whip the egg whites until they make soft peaks. Fold them into the flour-yolk mixture.
  3. Scatter the diced potato over the bottom of the baking dish. Pour in the eggs. Cover and place in the refrigerator overnight.
  4. Bake the eggs in a preheated 350-degree oven until the center is just set, 30 to 35 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.