Talk:Shirred eggs

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Replacement of removed external link[edit]

I replaced an external link to a non-commercial blog posting that was removed due to another editor thinking it was spam. Aktormedic (talk) 21:42, 8 July 2010 (UTC) aktormedic

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Derivation of the term[edit]

The article says

The name comes from the dish in which the eggs are cooked

but then goes on to say that in the cooking method

The eggs are placed in ramekins

...which ought to make them "ramekinned eggs"! Is there, in any case, such a thing as a "shir(r)"? -- Picapica (talk) 17:59, 5 September 2010 (UTC)

I don't believe it[edit]

"The eggs are placed in ramekins with a knob of butter on top and baked at 180°C (350°F) until the white is set, but the yolk remains soft, which takes around 15 minutes." I know that if you hard-boil an egg, for 10 minutes at 100°C, the yolk becomes hard. Yet the article claims that 15 minutes at 180°C does not make the yolk hard. It's not that the ramekin protects them from the heat, a ramekin is open-topped.

My guess is that it should say 180°F (82°C). Maproom (talk) 20:17, 21 March 2011 (UTC)

I have never seen a recipe that recommends preheating the oven to any temperature lower than 180°C -- and recipes using the Fahrenheit scale generally indicate either 350° or 375°. (It is usually recommended that you cook them in the oven for 10-12 minutes then remove them and allow them to "rest" -- i.e. go on cooking on their own) for another 3 minutes or so.) Boiling (in water at 100°C) and baking (in an open earthenware vessel in air at 180°C) are clearly two different processes. Perhaps, in the interests of science, you should try preparing your eggs in an oven set to 82°C and see what happens! :-) -- Picapica (talk) 13:08, 26 September 2011 (UTC)


How do you pronounce it? Kevink707 (talk) 01:53, 27 December 2011 (UTC)

Like "stirred" only with an h instead of a t. I don't comprehend IPA but I think it is ʃɪrɛd Litch (talk) 23:53, 21 August 2012 (UTC)

Need a better photo[edit]

The current picture File:Oeufs_cocotte_provencale.jpg is not a good representation of shirred eggs. Does anyone have a better one handy?Litch (talk) 23:48, 21 August 2012 (UTC)

Ramekins and en cocotte[edit]

Cooking in ramekins in a water bath (en cocotte) is coddled eggs, not shirred. This should be corrected. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:16, 2 August 2014 (UTC)