Up your brunch game with cloud eggs, Instagram's new food craze

‘Cloud eggs’ are the latest breakfast food craze. [Photo: Britt Snakenborg/ Instagram]
‘Cloud eggs’ are the latest breakfast food craze. [Photo: Britt Snakenborg/ Instagram]

As all brunch lovers know, there are already quite a few ways to have your eggs in the morning. However, it seems the poached, scrambled, fried or hard boiled varieties are a thing of the past as ‘cloud eggs’ have taken over our Instagram feeds.

With their cute fluffy cloud aesthetic and coming in at only 161 calories, it’s easy to see why the Internet is going crazy for the new brunch speciality.

However, as egg enthusiasts may know, this isn’t entirely a new thing: Way back in 2015, The Sun first discovered the food craze, but it seems we weren’t quite ready for the avant-garde egg just yet. So, it’s been simmering away until now.

So, how does one create this eggcellent creation?

First you have to separate the yolk from the egg whites, whisking the whites until you get a fluffy meringue like texture. If you want to get really fancy, you can sprinkle in some toppings such as cheese, ham or bacon.

Then it’s time to ignite your artistic flare to make it look cloud-like. Pop the clouds in the oven for around five minutes, then finally place the yolk (AKA, the sun) in the middle and bake for a further three.

Ah, so not as simple as a standard fried egg then.

Eggseptional clouds ???? #cloudeggs #saturdaybreakfast #pinterestwin #getinmytummynow

A post shared by Sophie Howard (@sophahoward) on Oct 10, 2015 at 2:26am PDT

A lot of hassle? Or, the cracking Instagrammable brekkie? We’ll let you decide.

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