How To Make Cloud Eggs, Instagram's New Breakfast Darling

Think meringue meets baked eggs.

If you thought you knew everything there was to make with eggs, you were wrong. Cloud eggs are the latest breakfast craze on Instagram, and they’re a whole new take on your morning eggs. Part meringue and part baked eggs, cloud eggs are meant to look like a sun shining through a fluffy white cloud. Look:

Not too shabby for a meal eaten before noon.

Cloud eggs take longer to make than your go-to scrambled eggs, and they require a good amount more elbow grease than a typical steamed egg. But they are worth it for their wow factor and Instagram worthiness.

First you have to separate the yolks from the whites. Next, beat the whites to make meringue. Plop clouds of meringue onto a baking sheet, making small indents in the middle to nestle the yolks. Bake the meringue in a 450-degree Fahrenheit oven for 4-5 minutes, add the yolks, and bake for two more minutes.

See? WORK. But take another look at the pretty results and you’ll forget all about the effort.

Cloud eggs might be taking the internet by storm now, but they’re not new to the culinary world. In fact, Rachel Ray published a recipe for them five years ago ― which is an eternity ago in the internet world. And Cooking Light published a recipe two years ago. Both of them are worth checking out if you’re ready to join in on this breakfast trend.

Or watch the video below to see how it’s done.