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Keto Pepper Boat Eggs

Famous French Chef Jacques Pepin is the creator of this recipe...He had no idea he was low carb before it was popular!
Course Breakfast, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine French
Keyword eggs, peppers, Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 275kcal


  • 2 poblano peppers
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup cheese
  • 2 oz ham
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • Slice a side off each pepper keeping stem intact and creating a pepper boat. Carefully slice out the seeds and inner ribs of the pepper. Chop up the remaining lid of the pepper.
  • Heat a skillet with 1/2 cup water over medium heat. Place pepper boats and extra chopped pepper in simmering skillet. Cover skillet and steam for 5 minutes.
  • Chop up the ham. Remove the lid from your peppers. Sprinkle the well of each boat with a little ham and cheese.
  • Depending on how large your pepper wells are you will crack 1-2 eggs into the pepper well. Sprinkle with remaining ham and cheese. Check the water content of the pan as you need just a touch of water for the eggs to steam.
  • Cover the skillet to steam for another 3-5 minutes depending on how done you want your eggs. There may be a little extra water/moisture in pan when done cooking.
  • Spoon out a pepper onto your plate using a slotted spoon.


Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 360mg | Sodium: 873mg | Potassium: 425mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1042IU | Vitamin C: 96mg | Calcium: 158mg | Iron: 2mg