Breakfasts can be rather boring but they don’t have to be. Egg in a Ham bowl is very easy to make, quite delectable and pretty, too. It takes about 10 minutes to prepare and 20 minutes in the oven. It also does very well as an easy lunch or dinner. All you need is a mixed green salad and sautéed herbed potatoes to make it a complete meal.
Serves 2 (or one, if you’re hungry!) Just double the ingredients for 4 servings.
- 2 slices of your favourite ham (sliced thick enough to hold its shape);
- 2 eggs;
- approx. 1/4 cup of chopped red or green peppers (capsicum);
- 1 tablespoon chopped green onions – for garnish;
- fresh ground pepper to taste;
- 1/4 cup grated cheese (asiago, cheddar, Monterey Jack – you can vary this).
- Preheat oven to 375° F (190°C).
- Grease the ramekins with a little softened butter (I use clear glass ones – since I enjoy the way it looks).
- Stack the ham slices & using a 4.5′-5′ lid or cookie cutter, cut the ham into rounds. Chop up some of the leftover ham into small pieces to sprinkle on top of the eggs, later.
- Press the ham rounds in to the buttered ramekins.
- Sprinkle the chopped peppers & a little grated cheese into the ham cups.
- Break the eggs, one at a time, into a small bowl & then transfer each egg carefully into each ramekin, over the chopped peppers & cheese.
- Sprinkle the chopped ham, left over cheese & green onions on top of the eggs. Grind some black pepper on top.
- Place ramekins on a baking sheet Bake in the centre of the oven for approx. 20 minutes till eggs are set.
- Remove from oven & let cool for 4-5 minutes.
- Serve either in the ramekins or remove from them, which is surprisingly easy.
Try it. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is. Good, too.