Egg & Bayonne ham nests
Recipe type: Brunch
Cuisine: French
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Egg nests with ham and cheese baked in file pastry!
  • ½ pack frozen filo pastry
  • 6 eggs
  • 6 slices Bayonne Ham
  • 4 oz Comte cheese, cubed
  • 5-6 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons harissa paste
  • olive oil (or other oil) spray
  • salt (to taste)
  1. Spray a muffin or mini bundt cake pan with olive oil (or another oil - avocado works great here). Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Unroll the filo dough and cut out 6 squares, approximately 4 by 4 inches. This does not need to be super precise, but I like to separate each square of filo layers in half and then layer them into the pan(s) on top of each other, at an angle, in order to form a fuller, "rounder" nest to contain all the delicious filling inside! Once in the pan, spray the filo dough with oil spray.
  3. Layer a piece of ham into each filo nest, then add an egg and 3-4 cubes of cheese. Top with fresh thyme, a little bit of harissa and a salt, to taste.
  4. Bake for about 30 minutes until the egg is done and set, cheese is melted, and pastry and ham are crisp. The yolk, once you cut into it, will be like a soft boiled egg!
Recipe by Saffron and Honey at