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”Green Eggs and Ham” Cups

by Livestrong_Recipes  |  Sep 7, 2016

”Green Eggs and Ham” Cups
  1. PREP
  2. 10 m
  • COOK
  • 15 m
  • TOTAL
  • 25 m

Start this recipe with a natural, uncured ham so it doesn’t have added sodium nitrite, a potentially cancer-causing preservative. You’ll fill the ham cups with a pureed mixture of eggs, white cheddar cheese, fresh basil and a pinch of salt. The eggs will have a hint of Dr. Seuss-inspired green to please your inner child.

INGREDIENTS

SERVES 4

  • 1 second spray Organic Olive Oil
  • 12 slices Uncured Black Forest Ham
  • 6 Free Range Large Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Shredded Cheese, Sharp Cheddar, White
  • 1/8 tsp Sea Salt
  • 22 Fresh Basil Leaves

DIRECTIONS

1 Preheat the oven to 425°F.
2 Spritz the 12 cups of a stick-resistant muffin tray with cooking spray.
3 Press a ham slice into each muffin cup to form a bowl, noting it will be larger than the cups. (Note: If your ham slices are large, trim to 5-inch diameter for best results. Use ham slices of standard thickness; if thin, they can tear and egg mixture can leak out of the ham cups)
4 In a blender, add eggs, cheese, pinch of sea salt, and 10 of the basil leaves; cover and puree on high speed until egg mixture is an even color and frothy, about 1 minute. (Note: Mixture will have just a hint of green. It’s OK if small flecks of fresh basil remain.) Pour into the ham cups.
5 Bake until egg mixture just begins to brown and ham edges are crisped, about 15 minutes.
6 Garnish with remaining basil and serve while warm.
7 Notes:
8 An alternative way to prepare this dish is to simply add the cheese and basil into the ham cup; crack one whole egg into each; bake!
9 PC: Jackie Newgent