I have seen this floating around Pinterest lately and was looking for an excuse to try it out. (I forgot to take photos, but next time, I promise I will because they were so good, there has to be a next time!
(It was origionally found here. I made a few modifications, but I think mine turned out just dandy.)
What you’ll need:
- 8 eggs
- Package of sliced ham (we used Hillshire Farms because it was easy and it made about 18 of these tasty treats)
- Small onion
- 6-8 slices of bacon
- Some chopped garlic (I used about a TBSP)
- Milk (I measure in glugs, like Mehmere taught me)
- Salt and pepper
- Nonstick olive oil spray (regular cooking spray will work too)
- Big bowl to mix in
- Muffin tins. I used my 12 and my 6 cup ones
What you’ll do:
- Preheat oven to 400*F
- In a frying pan, cook bacon.
- Chop onion.
- Pour off bacon grease until there’s what Mehmere would call a “skim” of it left. Let bacon cool and cook onion and garlic in the bacon grease. (This will, in fact, smell amazing.)
- While the onion and garlic brown, you can spray muffin tins with nonstick spray and put one slice of ham in each one. Carefully poke them down in the middle so they form a cup shape. Try not to rip the ham or the eggs get in the muffin wells. This is not big problem, but it comes out cleaner if you can avoid ripping the ham.
- Put eggs, a couple glugs of milk, two handfuls of shredded cheese and whisk the hell out of it. Add a pinch of salt and some pepper in the bowl, break up the bacon and toss that into the mix and whisk again.
- Put mix in ham covered muffin wells. I used my 1/4 cup measuring cup to put the mix in the ham covered muffin and it ended up working out perfectly for mine.
- Put in the oven and bake until the egg puffs up and starts to brown. This took about half an hour.
- Let set, cool a bit and remove the ham cups from the muffin wells. You might need to loosen with a fork, but it still tastes great.
A few things to realize. the ham that’s not covered by egg mix will get very brown and crunchy. This is fine and delicious. Because it’s whisked up and has milk in it, the egg mix will puff up. this is fine too. These are very tasty and will disappear quickly.
I’ll do this as a photo essay next time so you can see. Questions? Comments? Suggestions?
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