Friday, August 6, 2010

Baked Ham Cups with Eggs and Cheese

I made these for Ole Sweetie-Pi and me not too long ago, and I have to admit I was quite pleased with the results as well as the eye appeal.  For virtually no effort, I prepared a breakfast that would be great for a special occasion or breakfast and brunch guests, with the added benefit of being able to gear the amount to the number of people being served.  I thought of it too late, but this ham and egg breakfast would have been over the top with potato latkes and applesauce served on the side. Next time....

Baked Ham Cups with Eggs and Cheese

Two ham slices per person (I used the prepackaged ham sandwich slices)
One egg per person, per cup
A couple of tablespoons of cheddar (or other) cheese per cup
Other optional ingredients such as diced tomato, chives, diced bell pepper, cayenne, etc.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Spray one muffin cup for each serving.  Using two slices of ham for each person, lay the ham slices criss-crossing each other, ruffling the slices into the muffin cup and up the sides to make it fit. 

Crack one egg into each muffin cup.  Top with cheese and other desired toppings.

Bake for about 10-15 minutes, though I find that the longer cooking time can tend to make the white too rubbery.

21 comments:

  1. I'd love to make these for my hubkins. Perhaps I will. He's home right now from work and will be home for the next two weeks so I will make this for him soon. Looks delish. Thanks.

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  2. I have all the ingredients to make these savory little delights, and I'm doing it tomorrow morning. What a great idea. Thanks!

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  3. These are too cute! I love that I could just pop em in my mouth!

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  4. What a creative dish! Looks so hearty and yummy!

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  5. wow, this is simply superb ... love it

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  6. GOSH! How did you come up with idea!! Amazingly delicious looking bacon cups!

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  7. Hmmm, I'm thinking my kiddos would dig your ham cups.
    ~ingrid

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  8. i've seen these before and have been meaning to make them in forever. i had no idea how simple they were, yours are just adorable!

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  9. I would love to make these! They are so cute and a nice change from the ordinary ham and egg breakfast. :)

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  10. This looks lovely and it tastes so good.

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  11. This looks so good Katy..what a nice breakfast treat!

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  12. Oh my gosh if I could wake up to this everyday for breaky I would be oh so happy and content; it just sounds delicious and looks adorable! Well done Miss Katy :) Hope you are doing so fabulous my sweet friend. I think of you often!! xoxo

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  13. Wow, this little cups of ham are so cute...lovely idea. It sure will make a nice breakfast :-)

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  14. I like that you used more ham in yours that I did, I'm going to try that next time. Check out my pre-heat the pan trick for these (works great) http://coleensrecipes.blogspot.com/2010/02/baked-eggs-sunday-morning-treat.html

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  15. How cool are these!? I know that they'd be a hit here. I might even color the eggs and call it Green Eggs IN Ham for my kiddos. Thanks for the idea. : )

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  16. What a wonderful idea! These look yummy - looks like I'll be trying this one soon :)

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  17. Oooh, these looks absolutely divine :-)

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  18. I love anything that looks like I get the whole thing, ya know? Your right, these would be beautiful on a brunch table!

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  19. I would love this for my breakfast too. Very cleverly wrapped :)
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  20. Perfect for a company brunch!

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  21. These have been in my to-do file forever!!! Thanks for the reminder - looks delicious!!!

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