Clodagh McKenna is a chef, restauranteur & television presenter, living in Dublin, Ireland. She has published four cookbooks and her TV series "Clodagh's Irish Food Trails" is currently airing on PBS.

Try Clodagh's recipe for baked eggs with smoked bacon and cheddar cheese taken from her cookbook, "Homemade".

Serves 2


2 tbsp butter
4 eggs
1/2 cup Irish cheddar cheese, grated
2/3 cup, smoked bacon lardons (or pancetta)
1 tsp Dijon mustard
2 tbsp cream
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
slices of bread, to serve


Grease 2 small ovenproof dishes with the butter and crack 2 eggs into each one.

Place the cheese into a small bowl and mix with the mustard, bacon, and cream. Season with salt and pepper. Scoop the cheese mixture on top of the eggs and bake in a pre-heated oven at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes.

Serve with toasted bread cut into thin slices so that you can dip them into the eggs.

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Recipe taken from Clodagh's cookbook, "Homemade".Alberto Peroli