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What’s a Cloud Egg and How Do You Make One?

A yoke sits on top of fluffy egg whites.
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You might have heard of cloud bread, but have you tried cloud eggs? It’s a fluffy, fun take on a breakfast staple that your kiddos will love.

If you haven’t seen cloud eggs before, they, well, look like clouds. Fluffy egg whites form a pillowy dish with a bright yellow yolk in the center. It’s kind of like if a sunny-side-up egg came complete with a cloud that matched its “sun.” Honestly, they’re really cute, and according to America’s Test Kitchen, they’re also easy to make.

The recipe for cloud eggs comes from the ATK kids’ The Complete Cookbook for Young Scientists, and all you need is four eggs, salt, and some cream of tartar. You’ll first separate the yolks from the whites of the eggs. Then, you’ll add a pinch of salt and a bit of cream of tartar to the whites before whipping them into stiff peaks.

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Whip those peeks perfectly.

Once whipped, you’ll form four egg white mounds on a piece of greased parchment paper. Then, you’ll create a little divot in the center, plop in the separated yolk, and bake at 350-degrees Fahrenheit for 12-17 minutes depending on if you like your eggs runny or not.

Take them out of the oven, and you’ll have a fluffy, fun new way to eat breakfast. If you want more interesting ways to make eggs, check out Gordon Ramsey’s french-style scrambled eggs.

[Via America’s Test Kitchen]

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