This month for the Secret Recipe Club, I was assigned the blog Mrs. Happy Homemaker. I found a lot of yumminess on the blog - especially amongst the breakfast dishes. As we are having visitors, I decided to treat them to a nice breakfast. I chose to combine two egg dishes I found on the blog and came up with a hybrid recipe of Simply Ham & Eggs Breakfast Bowls and Prosciutto Egg Cups. I decided to use Black Forest Prosciutto for the dish - I prefer it to either ham or Italian-style prosciutto. The choice of cheese is totally flexible - depending on your taste, the meat you are using, what you might have in your fridge... I baked the eggs for 15 minutes as per instructions from the blog, but for my taste, the egg yolk was too set. That's why I recommend a baking time of about 12 minutes if, like me, you like to dip a piece of bread into a nice, runny egg yolk. Otherwise, I really liked the dish and I'm sure it will be on the breakfast table again before long.
(For now, this blog entry is shown with the date Sep 12 for the purpose of the Secret Recipe Club. But as my blog is my food diary, I will move it to the date on which I actually prepared the dish in a day or two.)
Ingredients (per muffin well):
butter or cooking spray
1 slice of black forest prosciutto
1-2 thin tomato slices
Italian Herbs (optional, depending on choice of cheese)
2-3 tbsp Pepper Jack (or cheese of your choice)
1 large egg
1 scallion, sliced
Preheat oven to 375F. Grease as many wells of a muffin form as you need. Line each well with a slice of prosciutto. Place tomato slices on top of prosciutto, sprinkle with 1-2 tbsp cheese, then herbs, if using. Crack an egg into each well. (Sprinkle a little bit of pepper onto each egg.) Carefully arrange remaining cheese around egg yolk and sprinkle with scallion. Bake for 12 minutes, so that the egg yolk is still soft and runny (That's how we like it. If you prefer the egg yolk to be set, bake the eggs for about 15 minutes.) Carefully remove baked eggs from the wells with a spoon and serve with your favorite bread.