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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Ham and Egg Cups



Today for brunch I made these very delicious Ham and Egg Cups. I simplified my recipe for the simple eaters at my house, and by majority vote I switched from hash browns to pancakes and maple syrup. But, by all counts this was a "six thumbs up" brunch. I basically used the idea of the recipe and did my own thing with just the ham and eggs, no cheese, no scallions. These are so simple and such a perfect combination that I can't believe I've not run across them before. I started by preparing the ham cups and after I put them in the oven I made the pancake batter. By the time I had my pancakes made, the Ham and Egg Cups were ready. I didn't take a picture, but they truly looked just like this picture from parents.com (except for that little green speck on top). These will definitely be on the menu again, and would also make a yummy, but simple, lunch or light dinner.


Ham and Egg Cups
(feeds 6 -- 2 per person)

12 slices deli ham
12 eggs
salt and pepper
baking spray

Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
Spray 12 muffin cups with baking spray.
Place one slice ham in each cup, folding over to fit.
Crack one egg in each cup
(or scramble the egg first -- one of mine wanted scrambled).
Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until eggs are cooked to your liking.
Run a knife around the edge and then pull up by holding onto the ham.
Serve immediately.


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2 comments:

Barb, sfo said...

MMMM, sounds good....how "cooked" do the eggs get? I like runny, poached-style eggs.

Bet the scrambled ones would be fabulous mixed with a little cheese!

scmom (Barbara) said...

Barb,
Our eggs were not runny, but not hard cooked either. I don't like runny white (at all runny) so I let them cook until the white was done. You could take them out much earlier though, the ham was crispy pretty early on. And yes, cheesy scrambled eggs would be good!