January 25, 2012

egg cups

Well, just when I thought eggs couldn't get any yummier...I discovered egg cups! I found the recipe over at foothill home companion. Her blog is beautiful and always inspiring.

Seriously people...you are probably thinking..."ok lady, it's just an egg baked in the oven"...but I'm telling you, it's really delicious! The saltiness and smokiness from the ham and the taste of olive oil really bring the flavors of this simple dish alive! I ate 2 very easily and mmm'd and ahh'd the whole time!

This is just about the simplest thing you could do with eggs...you don't have to babysit them like you do standing over a frying pan. Just put it in the oven and walk away for 15 minutes. Here's what you do!

Coat a muffin pan with olive oil.
Place one slice, or half slice ham on bottom of each cup in muffin pan.
Crack one egg over each ham slice.
Bake at 350 degrees for approx. 15 to 20 minutes.
When done, yolk should be soft cooked and whites should be completely cooked.
Garnish with chopped chives.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper.


P.S. Check out the new addition to my blog called "food diary". Click the tab right under my header next to "home" and "the story behind the name". It is a pictorial diary of my journey with eating healthy meals. Healthy food is just so beautiful it can stand on it's own without any words or descriptions. I just started the journal today, so there is only one day worth of photos. I will still be creating sweet treats and pies for my blog, and I will still be sampling them. Sampling is the key! One or two cookies instead of 5 or 6!! I'm excited about this new addition to my blog, and I hope you'll check it out! I plan to post there daily.