HOME > Chowhound > Home Cooking >

Discussion

Ramekin substitute (for baked eggs/eggs en cocotte)

I saw Daphne Oz, from The Chew, make eggs en cocotte on Thursday. I'd love to make them myself, but I don't have enough in the budget to get ramekins. Would plain coffee mugs be a good substitute, or is there a better option?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
  1. Not sure, but how about those little pyrex bowls, assuming that they still make them. I think they were meant for making custard.

    1. muffin pan? if gooey with muffin cups in a muffin pan?
      Never tried, but know that you can cook eggs in muffin pans.

      1. I've used coffee mugs successfully.

        1. I've seen tea or custard cups used. I see no reason why a muffin tin wouldn't work. Coffee mugs will work fine. Even empty tuna fish cans will work. Presentation might lose a little effectiveness but it will work.

          1. I just saw an article that was recommending using bell peppers or thick onion rings for baked eggs.

            http://lifehacker.com/5891923/cook-eg...

            2 Replies
            1. re: Hank Hanover

              cool. i like the onion ring idea. it looks pretty and i loved sauteed onion

              1. re: seamunky

                Yeah, I thought the onion ring idea was great. Wonder if there is any other vegetables that could be cut in a circle that would compliment the egg?