Friday, September 24, 2010

Baked Egg Ramekins

Tonight for dinner I thought I would try ramekins. I would normally make this for breakfast,  however, the boys had soccer and a bunch of other things going on.  So... this was something I could pre-make and place in the refrigerator until they were ready to eat.  Oh, and I could add something different to each depending on what they preferred! 

The Basic Ingredients:

4 tablespoons butter or butter substitute (I like Earth Balance)
4 eggs
1 cup egg whites (I purchased organic egg whites, you don't need to do this it was just easier)
1-2 thick slices of ham, diced (I used deli ham and had them slice it thick)
1 tablespoon fresh chives, diced
6 tablespoons cheddar cheese grated
Salt and Pepper to taste
My favorite butter substitute!
My favorite egg white substitute!
Deli Ham Sliced thick!
Additions:
Cheeses:  Brie, Cheddar, Swiss, Goat, or Camembert (Any you like or have on hand)
Substitutions:
If you are a vegetarian remove the ham and add a vegetable.  If you prefer a different herb and really do not care for chives use parsley or basil.

Method:

1)  Preheat oven to 375
2)  Fill baking pan with hot water half way up the sides
3)  In a ramekin dish place: 1 tablespoon butter, one egg cracked, diced ham divided between the 4 ramekin dishes, 2 tablespoons cheese of your choice, 1/4 cup egg white, chopped chives and salt and pepper to taste.  Place ramekin in the baking pan with the water and cover with foil.  Place in the oven for 10-12 minutes.

(Ramekin in the baking pan with water)

(Serve with different whole wheat or seven grain breads)
(These are wonderful for dinner and would be equally good for breakfast1)

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