Eggs and Mushrooms in Ham Crisp Cups #TripleSBites

Need something quick and easy to whip up for a brunch (or brinner)?


More importantly, what about something you can pop into the oven quickly for a lazy and leisurely Valentine’s Day breakfast.   Well, you are in luck today.  I have a sexy breakfast dish for you to whip up.

Welcome to #TripleSBites, a group of twenty bloggers who are celebrating all things spicy, saucy, and sexy for “Valentines and Beyond.”

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Eggs and Mushrooms in Ham Crisp Cups
adapted from The Gourmet Cookbook

2 T. extra virgin olive oil
8 oz. sliced fresh mushrooms, chopped
1/8 t. red pepper flakes
11/2 t. fine sea salt
1/4 t. freshly ground black pepper
1 T. dried shallots
1/8 c. plain Greek yogurt
1 T. Gourmet Garden Italian Herb paste (but you could use any favorite paste from Gourmet Garden like basil or dill)
12 deli slices of Virginia ham
12 large eggs
Parmesan cheese, freshly grated

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Heat olive oil in a large heavy skillet.  Add mushrooms and season with salt and pepper.  Cook stirring, until mushrooms are tender, about 8-10 minutes.  During the final minute of cooking, add the dried shallots, yogurt and herbs.   Stir and continue to cook until most of the liquid has been evaporated.  Turn off heat and set aside.

Spray muffin tin with cooking spray. Line each cup with a slice of ham.  (It’s okay if the ends hang over a bit.)  Place about 1 heaping tablespoon of mushroom mixture in each ham-lined cup.   Next, crack one egg into each cup.   Bake to desired doneness. For soft eggs, bake until the whites are just set, about 15 minutes.   For hard eggs, bake about 20 minutes.   Season with more salt and pepper after removing from the oven.   Using small spatulas, remove ham cups to a serving platter and then top with grated Parmesan.

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As you can see, these were baked to the “hard” preference.   I was a little worried until I served them and my sister (who was visiting at the time) remarked, “Thank gawd these are not runny.”  Perfection is in the eye of the beholder.

Serve these little gems up for your sweetie this Valentines.

(Disclaimer:   I did receive complimentary products from Gourmet Garden for participating in #TripleSBites.  I have received no additional compensation for this post and the opinions expressed here are solely my own.   My recipe shared in the review of this product was not sponsored.)

You could get your hands on some Gourmet Garden products by entering in the #TripleSBites giveaway.  Click here to read the announcement post and to enter.

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