Southern Mayonnaise Biscuits and Shirred Eggs (Cooking for 1 or 2)

Cooking for yourself or just two people , most recipes are just too large. This biscuit recipe is just the right amount for two people. You can also easily cut this recipe in half and only make two biscuits for yourself. This is a recipe that you will make many times because you will think of casseroles that you can top with theses. The biscuits are very light and that is because mayonnaise is used instead of shortening. It mixes up very quickly and no rolling out. Just spoon into cupcake pan.

I like to also make shirred eggs while baking the biscuits. Shirred eggs are baked eggs in a shirring baking dish. Below are two food service ware shirring baking dishes. They are usually 5 to 6 inches in diameter and can be found in thrift stores. They are very handy when cooking for your self.

Recipes for shirred eggs are usually found in old cook books and was popular until the second half of the twentieth century. Today they have made a come back as baked egg cups and cooked in cupcake pans. Baking them in a dish that you can serve is much easier then trying to get the egg out of the cup cake pan.

I chose to use a smaller mini pie plates by Pioneer Women because I was only making one egg per person. The mini pie plate is a little smaller then the traditional shirring plates. They look prettier in a picture. All I did was put a couple of thinly slices of deli honey ham on the bottom, then added the egg on top with a slice of American cheese. I put both baking dishes in the oven the same time as the biscuits. They baked at the same time and was ready at the same time. Very easy and quick. As far as a recipe goes for eggs just fix them your favorite way. A oven omelet can be made at the same time. An egg on the top of a bed of fresh spinach is very good shirred. You can find more traditional shirred egg recipes that uses cream by doing a internet search.

Southern Mayonnaise Biscuits

  • Servings: 4 servings
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup milk


Preheat oven 350 degrees. Prepare cup cake pan with vegetable spray in 4 cups.

Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a small mixing bowl. Add mayonnaise and milk. Mix with fork until blended. Don’t over mix. Spoon soft dough into cup cake pan. Makes 4. The recipe can be cut in half to make only 2 biscuits.

Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until done.

15 Comments Add yours

  1. Tablewine says:

    I have to try those eggs.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. trkingmomoe says:

      It is an easy way to make eggs with out using a skillet. One less thing to wash. Thanks for dropping in.


  2. Colleen says:

    What a retro, yet innovative, way to feed two people.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. trkingmomoe says:

      Thank you. It is a challenge to cook when you are left with a empty nest.


  3. Great idea, when we make biscuits with a traditional recipe, like to go with a stew, we make way to much for two people – but we have learned to freeze them so that helps. I’d like to try your recipe!

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      I was thinking, this little recipe would make nice scones because it is light and fluffy inside. A little sugar and a hand full of raisins would do the trick. I always end up with too much and also have to freeze. It bothers me when I have to throw away food. Thanks for sharing your time commenting.

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  4. I can’t wait to try these, sounds so easy and I bet the mayonnaise really makes them amazing!

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      The mayonnaise makes them light and soft. They taste good too. I like making them because it is so easy and not very messy like regular biscuits. Thank you for reading my blog.

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  5. So many people cook for just two and there aren’t very many recipes for two! What an excellent idea to share this.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. trkingmomoe says:

      I am going to try to do more of these. Most cooks don’t have a clue as to how to cut a recipe down to two servings. Thanks for your comment.

      Liked by 1 person

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