Baby Baked Eggs in Potatoes

These are best eaten warm, so prepare them in advance and, when ready to serve, crack in your quail eggs and pop them in the oven.

Baby Baked Eggs in Potatoes

Choose medium-sized potatoes to allow room for the egg.

Time: 1 hour

Serves: 24


  • 12 medium-sized Charlotte potatoes, (or other waxy new potato)
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 30g finely grated cheddar
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream, plus extra to serve
  • handful snipped chives
  • 2 spring onions, trimmed and finely chopped
  • 24 quail eggs
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper


Preheat the oven to 220°C. Place the potatoes on a baking tray, drizzle with oil and season with salt and pepper, and roll around to cover. Roast for 45 minutes until crisp and golden. Remove and set aside until cool enough to handle. Cut each potato in half lengthways and with a small teaspoon, scoop out the flesh into a bowl, leaving a good amount around the edges to support the skins.

Mash the potato flesh a little with a fork to get rid of any large lumps then fold through the grated cheese, sour cream, chives and spring onions. Season with salt and pepper.

Scoop the potato mixture back into the skins, make a depression in the middle of each one (in which you’ll bake the eggs) and place on a baking tray. Crack each egg in turn, letting a little of the white drain into a bowl, before filling the potato skins. Season with a little salt and pepper.

Bake in the oven for eight minutes, or until the egg whites have set. Remove and serve while warm with sour cream for dipping.

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    go veg!
    22nd Nov 2017
    I'm disappointed when recipes support the cruel egg industry. Many people don't realise that half of all fertilised eggs produced i.e. male chicks, are killed soon after hatching by being ground up alive, gassed or suffocated because they are useless to the egg production industry . There are many healthier cruelty-free alternatives to eggs for this recipe e.g. another vegetable, use your imagination. I find half a cup of apple sauce or half a mashed banana do the same job as an egg when baking.
    Old Geezer
    22nd Nov 2017
    So veggies don't feel pain then?
    Polly Esther
    22nd Nov 2017
    Don't stir up the vege please, it might sprout :-))
    16th Sep 2019
    So the water that you boil to make your tea or coffee doesn't feel pain?
    Are you wearing leather shoes and a leather belt?
    Are you a diabetic on insulin?
    You've never eaten seafood?
    How cruel is the process to an apple to make apple sauce?
    and, the poor banana that had a happy living existence as fruit of a plant how cruel for it to end up brutally mashed up?

    Animals are not the only living beings, plants are too.

    So what will you eat now?
    22nd Nov 2017
    Where are we to find quail eggs in the back of woop woop?
    This is another US recipe and why they use sour cream instead of real cream I don't know, sour cream doesn't improve the flavour of anything.

    Using grated tasty cheese and softened butter with the mashed potato and chives makes a very nice vegetarian meal. Prepare it as the recipe says but leave out all the rubbish that isn't needed. You can 'roast' the potatoes in the microwave, there is no need to use the oven unless you want the potatoes to be crisp.
    Old Geezer
    22nd Nov 2017
    Sour cream does taste good in stroganoff.
    16th Sep 2019
    Sour cream just tastes good, full stop! We use in in/on lots of things
    16th Sep 2019
    There you go. A NEW venture to start! A Quail Egg farm. Don't think it would take off as not many would be 'game' to start a farm without research.

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