Recipe By deborah L.
Published Jun 8th
Rich Butter Cream-Poached Eggs
Prep 10m Cook 9m Additional - Ready In 19m
Servings 2 poached eggs Calories 347

Rich and savory butter and cream-poached eggs, topped with a little shredded cheese, red pepper flakes, and scallions. So rich and filling (and very low-carb). No need for English muffins!

Recipe Ingredients

  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 dash red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped scallions

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Heat heavy cream and butter in a small saucepan until barely simmering.
  2. 2 Crack each egg into a small bowl.
  3. 3 Slide one egg at a time into the heated cream mixture. Sprinkle salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes on top. Cover and cook over low heat until white begins to set, about 2 minutes. Uncover and add shredded Cheddar cheese. Recover and cook until yolk is desired doneness, about 2 minutes more.
  4. 4 Serve eggs and cream topped with scallions.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 347
  • Carbohydrate 2.6 g
  • Cholesterol 287.1 mg
  • Fat 34.2 g
  • Fiber 0.2 g
  • Protein 8.7 g
  • Saturated Fat 19.8 g
  • Sodium 237.5 mg
  • Sugar 0.6 g


  1. Easy to prepare and absolutely delicious just as written. I was out of scallion, but that could only have enhanced it.
  2. All I had on hand was salt pepper heavy cream and eggs. I didn't have the other spices. But man was this tastey! I will forever be making my eggs like this! You will not regret trying this recipe!
  3. I loved the eggs this way! The flavor is amazing! So much better than scrambled eggs I often make for breakfast. I would make it even if I weren’t limiting carbs. I plan to make some variations but the basic recipe is a definite keeper!
  4. I’ve never reviewed before - but these were amazing!! I wanted to drink the sauce! Very filling too.
  5. This was so good. Paired it with a Keto garlic cheddar biscuit dipped into the creamy sauce and soft yolk just delicious and felt like I was being so bad. Yummm !
  6. so creamy and comforting!
  7. These eggs are a GAME CHANGER! Mine didn’t look pretty (although admittedly I didn’t try to make it look pretty) but I can assure you they tasted the exact opposite of what they looked like. OMNOMNOM. I’ve been Keto (ultra low carb) for two years and I declare this the best recipe I’ve made in - Read more ...
  8. I've made this twice now, and it is so delicious. Definitely a new way for me to enjoy my eggs. The first time I made it exactly as written and I found it to be a little too soupy for my liking. So the second time I made it I cut the cream and only - Read more ...
  9. It sounds odd, but it is very tasty. Will totally make it again