So it's always a little difficult cooking eggs for a crowd, right? At least for me. My mother drilled into my head that one of the most important considerations in cooking is timing everything such that all the dishes are ready at the same time. No one wants cold eggs!
|Good Morning Ham Cups!|
Well this is a super easy way to make really cute eggs for everyone that will all be done at the same time.These are so easy to individualize to each person's taste with the fillings and the fact that the oven does all the work frees you up to cook the other things.... or refill juice cups.... or change the channel to a different cartoon.... AND, they are delicious!
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Well, it's a little hard to say, because you could add any ingredients under the sun to these. But basically, I allowed about 1/2 egg per cup.
- 1/2 egg per cup
- a little heavy cream (or milk)
- grated cheese
- onions and peppers, diced small
- a small pat of butter
- a couple of young green onions
- ham slices, a little thick
- salt and pepper to taste
To saute the onions, I cheated a little. I added the butter to the frozen onions/peppers and threw them in the microwave for 2 minutes. I told you this was a no-brainer recipe!
|frozen onions, pepper, a small pat of butter|
Cooking tip - frozen onions and peppers break down much more quickly than fresh ones. So when you chop too many for a recipe, or have leftovers, store them in a zip-top bag in the freezer. This makes prep for other dishes so much faster!
Spray the muffin tin cups with non-stick cooking spray. Line each with a slice of ham.
Sprinkle in some shredded cheese. I used cheddar, but Swiss or Gruyere would be great, too.
Pour in the egg mixture
- a little heavy cream
- salt and pepper
- beat well with a fork
Chop a small green onion top and divide onto each.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 - 25 minutes
The eggs get all fluffy and set; the ham gets all crunchy on the edges. Yum.
So your final ham cups are just perfect! Fluffy cheesy eggy filling, salty crunchy outside. So... Sam I am, I believe even Dr Seuss would be proud of these Green Eggs and Ham!
The photo below is a ham cup filled with:
- fresh chopped baby spinach
- chopped fresh tomatoes
- Monterrey jack cheese
"Saute" the onions by adding a bit of butter to frozen onions/peppers microwaving for 2 minutes. Spray muffin tin cups with non-stick cooking spray and line each with a slice of ham. Add the cooked onions/peppers, then sprinkle in some shredded cheese. Pour in the egg mixture (eggs, cream, salt and pepper) and beat well with a fork. Chop a small green onion top and divide onto each. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 - 25 minutes.
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