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!
Cheeses:  Brie, Cheddar, Swiss, Goat, or Camembert (Any you like or have on hand)
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.


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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