A week or two ago, wife and I were half watching one of the cooking shows on SDPB-TV...probably on their Create channel, but don't know which cook it was. She was making quick and easy family stuff.. I think.
Anyway, one "recipe" that caught our attention amounted to lining muffin pan cups with a slice of thinly sliced ham. Then a whole egg was added to the ham "cup". On top of that was sprinkled grated cheese. Looked like a really easy way to cook a dozen eggs in case of a hungry breakfast crowd. We decided to try just 4 eggs. My wife thinks she baked them for about 30 minutes at 350 F degrees. Less time and eggs would be softer, etc.
To our surprise, the eggs in their ham cups topped with cheese tasted nearly as good as the cook had claimed. Below is an image of a single egg in a ham "cup".
Click on image for a larger version. We ate the first two hot out of the oven. I ate the remaining two eggs in the next two days heating them in a microwave for about 30 seconds. Then slicing it like a pie so there was some ham, some cheese, and some egg white and yoke in each triangle. I suspect it might be best if reheating to first cut it into pieces before putting in a microwave. Below is image of sliced egg,ham, cheese "cup" with an actual cup filled with coffee. It was a good combination.
Click on image for a larger version. Not sure how healthy or unhealthy the combination is, but it sure did taste good. If you were cooking breakfast for a crowd, this would be a really slick and quick way to give them something most would like if they eat ham and eggs.
It would be easy to make some variations. We used Monterey Jack cheese. Others like American or Mozerella might also work. Chopping some of the ham into fine pieces with some onion and sprinkling it on top of egg under the cheese topping might be good. Adding a small bit of butter before putting in the whole egg might enhance flavor a bit, but would add some fat. Wife was not impressed with that idea.
Try this and let me know how you did it and how you liked it.
*** Stay tuned even if your idea of breakfast is a cup of coffee and a cigarette-- Doug Wiken