Thursday, February 4, 2010

Mini Ham and Egg Cups

I found this recipe here at Coleen's Recipes. It's a great recipe and I enjoy her blog. However I'm not a big fan of soft yolks or fried eggs in general. I'm a scrambled egg girl... with cheese, of course. :) So I adapted this recipe to my liking (don't we all do that to a recipe?). These could totally be adapted to have whatever you wanted in your scrambled egg mixture to be more of a quiche, too. Super fun and flexible!

3 eggs
2 Tbsp milk
salt and pepper
Cheese, cubed
12 Deli Ham slices

(Makes 6 Ham and Egg Cups or increase ingredients to make as many as you need.)

Mix up into a measuring cup with a pouring spout (it will be easier, I promise).
I actually ended up cutting these up a little smaller so that they'd be sure to melt.Put an ungreased muffin pan into the oven and preheat the oven to 400. Once 400 is reached, remove the pan, and turn the oven up to 450. Quickly spray the tins with non-stick spray and put 2 ham slices in each muffin cup. (The first time I made these, I only did one...and 2 would have been better.) Pour egg into each cup and then put a few cubes of cheese into each one as well. (I only made 5 the first time, but there was definitely enough egg for 6.)These are the ham slices I used.Bake ham and egg cups for 10 minutes. Turn off the oven and let sit for 1 minute. Remove from oven and gently remove cups with a spoon.Serve with desired side dish. My husband liked to sprinkle Frank's Hot sauce on them and pop them into his mouth. My kids LOVED them as well.
I thought they looked super cute!!
Here is how is how they look with the cheese melted on the inside.


Sonya said...

Im so glad you posted this! I also saw her recipe and Im not a fan of runny eggs either so I was thinking of how to make them differently. Thanks to you I now

Mama Nut said...

I LOVE this recipe, Jill!!! I made it this morning and yum! And EASY and fast too!

I also made a few with a few fresh mushrooms on the top -- super yum.

And I think I am going to try a breakfast burrito variety with pre-sauteed onions, peppers, and maybe topped with a few jalapenos. Can't wait!

Thanks for posting this!!

(my word verification was "cesspool"... talk about killing the mood!)

Jill said...

Sonya, I like them with the scrambled egg variety but my hubby liked the runny egg version. But the nice thing about this recipe is that you can do some of each and make everybody happy.

Mama Nut, I'm glad you enjoyed these. Let me know how the breakfast burrito variety turn out. Maybe take a picture and we'll post it on here, too. :)