Baked Eggs with Ham & Cheese

Makes 8 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 8 slices processed American cheese*
  • 8 slices ham
  • 1/2 c. light cream
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 8 halves English muffin, buttered and toasted
  • Dash of salt and pepper
  • Dash of paprika

*Or substitute another good melting cheese, such as Gouda or Fontina.

Instructions:

Bake at 350° F.

Cut ham and cheese slices diagonally into 4 triangles each. Arrange 4 ham triangles around the sides of 8 individual buttered ramekins or baked custard dishes (6 to 8-ounce size.) Layer 4 triangles of cheese on top of ham.

Pour a tablespoon of cream into each dish. Carefully break an egg into each dish. Sprinkle each with seasonings and 1-1/2 teaspoons grated cheese.

Place cups in a shallow pan, then pour hot water in pan to depth of 1 inch. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until egg sets and cheese is melted. To serve, invert an egg over each muffin half.

Photo & recipe courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.