by Linda Davey.

Sap buckets surround a maple tree.

I learned some of my favorite ways to cook with maple syrup while visiting a friend’s sugar shack in Quebec, where this recipe was made as a mid-morning snack. Once the eggs were cooked, the remaining syrup was made into sugar on snow and maple candy.

  • 2 ½ cups pure maple syrup
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • Pinch of salt

Bring maple syrup to a boil in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Cook until syrup begins to thicken and reaches 235 degrees F on a candy thermometer. Reduce heat to very lowest setting.

Beat eggs lightly with milk and salt. Use a wooden serving spoon to drop spoonfuls of the egg mixture into hot syrup. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until eggs are set. Remove saucepan from heat and allow to cool slightly.

Spoon eggs into individual bowls and drizzle with syrup to serve.