I never throw away food. I try to make something of everything. Sometimes I don’t know what to make of certain ingredients left over so I will freeze them. And now I had eggwhites frozen that I have been wondering how to use.I even had some slices of bread frozen.
When I was growing up one of the treats at night after coming in from the barn was warm cheese sandwiches and hot chocolate milk. But sometimes my mom made some really festive hot sandwiches with sausage and with whipped eggwhites on top and the eggyolk in the middle. I have never seen it any other place and never seen others make it.
This weekend as I was thinking what to make from the frozen eggwhites I got nostalgic and I started to think about my moms special sandwiches and how it was made and wanted to make it myself. I was wondering if it had a name or if she made it up. She has been a chef all life but I don´t remember we called it by any special name. I guess I could have called and asked but instead I googled. I was thinking that this dish now if it ever existed would be a really retro dish. But what do you know! I found it is now trending and has a name! Cloud eggs! I didn´t find a Norwegian name but the Cloud Eggs was what my mom made on top of the sandwiches. And the retro name in English is Baked Egg Nests.
I made it like my mom used to, but with some slices of Christmas ham I had frozen since Christmas, instead of sausage. I also made a twist from the modern versions of Cloud Eggs I found, where I sliced ham and shredded cheese and added to the whipped eggwhites, together with some spices and greens. So I made two different kinds.
I really enjoyed my sandwiches this weekend.
Egg yolks (one for each sandwich)
Ham or sausage sliced
Spices after your liking
Slices of bread
Since I didn´t have many whole fresh eggs with yolks I decided to make the other version with the rest of the eggwhites where I chopped greens, ham and added shredded cheese to the whipped eggwhites.
Chopped greens of your choice
Chopped ham or sausage
Heat the oven to 250 Celsius Degrees
Put the slices of bread in a baking pan.
Spread the bread with butter or if you wish ketchup
Divide the eggs to separate the yolk from the white
Whip the eggwhite stiff
Place the whipped eggwhite on top of the sandwich
Make a small hole in the eggwhite and place the egg yolk in the hole
Bake in the oven until the whipped eggwhites start to turn a bit golden (takes just a few minutes)
Chop ham or sausage
Chop greens (chives, spring onion, anything you have)
Add these ingredients carefully to the whipped stiff eggwhites and place it on top of sandwiches
Bake in the oven until the eggwhites start to turn golden (just a few minutes so watch while baking)