Spicy Coddled Eggs with Focaccia Recipe

Spicy Coddled Eggs with Focaccia Recipe

[Photograph: Sydney Oland]

Coddled eggs are a fantastic way to feed a group of people soft, runny eggs. This recipe adds multiple peppers for spice and acidity.

Focaccia is an excellent bread to serve with coddled eggs because you can slice it into long strips, making them ideal for dipping and soaking up all the spicy creamy yolk at the bottom of the eggs. If you're in a pickle and want a really fast brunch, pick up a bag of pizza dough at the grocery store and drizzle it with olive oil, salt, and some herbs for quick makeshift focaccia.

  • Yield:Serves 4
  • Active time: 25 minutes
  • Total time:25 minutes


  • 1 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 green pepper, finely chopped (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1 (7-ounce) can chopped green chilies
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 recipe focaccia (or store-bought focaccia)
  • Sliced scallions, to garnish


  1. 1.

    Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat to 375°F. Heat oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium high heat until shimmering. Add onions and cook until beginning to soften, about 4 minutes. Add green pepper and jalapeno and continue to cook until peppers just soften, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat and add chopped green chilies and sour cream and stir until fully mixed. Season to taste with salt and pepper and divide between ramekins.

  2. 2.

    Break 2 eggs into each ramekin and place in the oven until eggs are softly set but whites are still runny, about 15 minutes. Slice focaccia into thin strips and serve along side eggs, garnish with sliced scallions and extra hot sauce.