Eggs en Filets are apparently just baked egg yolks dipped in pancake batter and fried. Delicious! This recipe came from one of those books I mentioned, many posts ago, called 100 Ways of Cooking Eggs. This book is over a hundred years old, but since it’s sitting up in my family’s vacation cottage, I have no access to it and can’t check the specific publication date. I’m pretty sure it’s from the 1890s. It’s a good thing I took some pictures of recipes I want to try when I had the chance so I have some unhealthy yet scrumptious cooking ideas.
Not the best pic, but in a dark room with bad lighting it isn’t too terrible
I chose to try Eggs en Filets mainly because I have all the ingredients and it sounded like a simple starting point. The recipe in the book is incredibly vague, so I had to decide how to make this more user friendly. I used fewer egg yolks, gave an actual cooking temp for the oven, and provided a recipe for the pancake batter. Check out the original:
The pancake batter I made worked really well, but if you don’t want the extra step of measuring things, I suppose you can use a boxed pancake mix. Just try to make it less dense than normal.
Also, if you feel gross about eating this many egg yolks fried in pancake batter, then save the egg whites and have an egg white omelet the next day! Or just stop complaining and live dangerously for once in your life.
8 egg yolks
1 tsp rum
½ tsp salt
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 egg, beaten
2/3 cup milk
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
Oil for frying
Heat oven to 350
Mix ingredients for baked eggs together, and pour into a greased loaf pan.
Bake for 10 minutes, or until eggs are cooked through. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
Mix together ingredients for pancake batter until smooth.
Heat about ¼ inch of oil in a skillet.
Once the eggs have cooled, slice them into even pieces, dip them in the pancake batter, and gently place into the hot oil.
Don’t let it sit too long, it cooks quickly
Cook for a few seconds, then flip and cook the other side until lightly browned. Continue for each piece.
Serve with syrup or condiment of choice.
I was going to put powdered sugar on it to make it pretty, but I didn’t have any. Oh well.
This is the very picture of healthy eating