Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Mini Ham, Cheese and Egg Casseroles

We were fortunate to be gifted with a smoked turkey and a Honey Baked ham the week before Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, I had already purchased our bird and had it thawing in the fridge. I froze the smoked turkey and decided it would be great for Christmas and I dealt with the spiral sliced ham by making half of it into ham spread and keeping the rest for sandwiches. After all, man can only live on turkey leftovers for so long before he craves a pig. Since the kids were here for four days, most of the ham was eaten and I had just enough leftover to make these little souffles. (I have a boatload of ham spread leftover however, if anyone is interested.)

Mini Ham, Cheese and Egg Casseroles

1 TBSP olive oil
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
2 green onions, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup chopped ham
2 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
5 large eggs
2/3 cup half & half or whole milk
couples of splashes of Tabasco
kosher salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place four (8 ounce) ramekins on a baking sheet and spray lightly with cooking spray.

In saute pan heat olive oil. Add the bell pepper and onions and saute for 6-7 minutes over medium heat. Add the garlic and saute for another minute or two. Remove from heat and let cool.

Add the ham and the shredded cheese to the vegetable mixture and divide the mixture between the four prepared ramekins.

Combine eggs, half & half or milk and Tabasco sauce in a bowl. Whisk until frothy. Season with salt and pepper. Distribute egg mixture between the ramekins.

Place baking sheet in oven and bake for 25-30 minutes or until puffed and browned.

16 comments:

June said...

Boy are we ever of like mind...love the "man can only live...before he craves a pig". Isn't that true? Looks delicious Mags.

SeattleDee said...

Your photo looks good enough to eat! and now I'm heading downstairs to the kitchen to whip up a batch of these tasty little breakfast casseroles. Yum!

Design Wine and Dine said...

Mmmm, I love little egg casseroles like this! So cute in the ramekins! Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

Nanan said...

Amen on the pig comment! I love ham spread - I'll take it! Those little casseroles look yummy - perfect even!

Moogie said...

Beautiful photo Mags. Steven Spielberg would be jealous. By the way, you could be at my house in less than two days with that ham spread.

Julie said...

Yum!!! Ham, cheese and eggs are such as great combination! I will take one of these for breakfast tomorrow am! The ham spread, not so much :)

Sue said...

Love these in the ramekins! Maybe I could stop at one, but it's doubtful.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Love this served in ramekins, sound so delicious!

Kat said...

Oh, that looks so good!

Barbara @ Modern Comfort Food said...

These excellent-looking souffles would suit me to a tee for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It's so nice to have a ham in the fridge during the holiday season; as with T-Day turkey, I'm always more interested in dishes that use the resulting leftovers that the main meal itself!

Frieda said...

I need to put 8oz ramekins on my shopping list, stat! I love individual servings and this recipe is no exception~ Thanks!

Shelby said...

hey...I have those same napkins ;) Great pics!

marla {family fresh cooking} said...

What is it about pig anyway?? These mini casseroles look great & I LOVE being on Foodgawker with you today :)

Carrie said...

These look great! I eat eggs most days for breakfast, so I love finding variations. And I love anything that is served in individual servings :)

Il Duche said...

That is a bunch of delicious goodness. Thank you for sharing! I'm making these for a dear friend who recently came home from a long hospital stay.

Andrea said...

I just found this recipe via Pinterest and it is going to be my Mother's Day brunch offering tomorrow. Looks fabulous. And best of all I get to discover a new (to me) blog!