Oh Pinterest. You got me good again. If those of you aren’t on Pinterest, you are seriously missing out. It is a virtual pinboard that allows you to share and organize things that you find on the internet. I have found so many amazing recipes, crafts, style and home ideas on Pinterest and have become aware of a ton of great blogs! It has armed me with an arsenal of new recipes to try every week! My poor cookbooks are totally collecting dust now that Pinterest has come into my life. If you are unfamiliar with Pinterst, click on the link under my Blogroll and check it out! Be aware that it is seriously addicting!
I found this recipe which I’m calling “Green Eggs and Ham Cups” on Pinterest. I pinned it awhile ago, and when I went back to find it under my “Good Eats” board, it wasn’t there anymore! I was seriously bummed, because now I have no idea who to give credit to for this recipe. I googled “Ham cup recipes” and found a few others out there so that I would know how long to bake them. Luckily, I remembered the basic ingredients so I was able to recreate them as best as I could remember.
I am planning on making these for dinner for Matt and I something this week, but since I didn’t get a subbing job today, I decided to do a little test run. I think it’s safe to say Matt is going to love them. They. are. so. easy. Easy enough to make for a quick weeknight meal, an elegant Sunday brunch, or anytime you want!
What’s awesome about these is that you can virtually make them anyway you like. I made mine with pesto, grape tomatoes, and mozzerella cheese. Next time, I might add some chopped chives on top for a burst of green color and slight oniony flavor. No matter how you decide to make them, these ham cups are going to impress anyone you make them for, including yourself!
Green Eggs and Ham Cups
- Deli ham (you want it to be on the thicker side to hold all the ingredients. If you have thin ham slices, I would double up.)
- Grape tomatoes
- Cheese (any type! I used Mozzarella because we had some on hand. Gruyere would also be amazing in this!)
- Salt and pepper
- Chopped chives, optional
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
- Spray a nonstick muffin pan with cooking spray.
- Place ham in the muffin cups. Add about a teaspoon of pesto in the bottom of the ham cup. Place 1-2 grape tomatoes on top. Add a small amount of cheese on top. Crack an egg on top of that. You may need to move the ham around a little so that the egg stays in the cup. Add a little salt (the ham is salty enough, so I added just a slight amount) and freshly ground black pepper.
- Bake in the oven for about 12 minutes or until eggs are set.
- Sprinkle some chopped chives on top and enjoy by itself or with some toast to sop up all of the yolky goodness!
Press ham into muffin cups. Try to do this gently so it doesn’t tear. I did have a small tear in the bottom of one of the cups, and it turned out fine. The pesto will act as a glue so the egg doesn’t seep through.
Add the pesto, cheese, and tomato into the cups. Side note: next time, I will add another tomato. I didn’t want to overcrowd the cup my first time making it.
Crack your egg on top of the tomato, cheese, and pesto.
Add a little salt and cracked black pepper and put into a 400 degree oven to bake for about 12 minutes.
When the egg is set and the whites are firm, they are done!
2 Green Eggs and Ham cups were the perfect amount for me. I’m sure I’ll have to make Matt at least 4 when I make this again later this week. Make as many as you think you will need!
Absolute heaven on a plate.
Go make this and let me know how you like it! If you have any suggestions of things you would add to your ham cups, what would they be??