fbpx Print
clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
Trendy brunch dish. Plate of two fluffy, parmesan egg white clouds cradling a sunny, soft-baked yolk. Served on a slice of toasted brown bread and garnished with sliced red chiles and parsley.

ORSINI EGGS (aka Cloud Eggs)


This trendy brunch dish is an easy, impressive and delicious treat.  Fluffy, Parmesan scented clouds of egg whites cradle a rich, sunny yellow, baked yolk.  Serve it on an English muffin or slice of toast.



2 eggs

1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese

Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat mat.

Gently separate the eggs.  Place the egg whites in a glass or metal bowl.  Add the egg yolks to a small shallow bowl.

Use a very large wire whisk to beat the egg whites to a stiff peak.  Add a small pinch of salt and whisk to combine. The egg whites should be firm enough to withstand the weight of a teaspoon without sinking into it.

Gently fold in the grated cheese, taking care to not over mix and deflate the egg whites.

Use a large spoon to create two mounds of egg whites on the prepared baking sheet.  Use the back of the spoon to create an indentation in the center of the mound.

Bake in the preheated oven for 3 minutes.  

Open the oven and gently slide one egg yolk into each of the indentations.  Return the baking sheet to the oven and continue baking for another 3 minutes.

The clouds are ‘done’ when the tops are crispy and lightly golden and the yolks are just set.

Garnish as desired and serve immediately.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: French

Keywords: Orsini eggs, cloud eggs, trendy brunch dish, egg recipes, baked eggs, breakfast, brunch recipes, brunch