Smoky Egg Cups

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Author Notes: This is an endlessly adaptable recipe you can make with different herbs, cheeses, etc., and is so easy to make on any morning. I happened to have Gryuere cheese on hand, and I love the smoky flavor of ham and cheese. The yogurt gives it heft and tang. You could use some cream cheese mixed with a little milk if you don't have yogurt, or even some sour cream. Don't be shy with the smoked paprika.Burnt Offerings

Serves 2

  • 2 slices of prosciutto from a 2.5 oz. pkg.
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 heaping TBL Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup Grated Gruyere cheese, plus more for sprinkling on top
  • pinches salt - the cheese and prosciutto have a lot of salt, so not much needed
  • 4 grinds of freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon or more - good smoked paprika
  1. Heat the oven to 400' and butter two, 6 oz. baking ramekins
  2. Whisk together the eggs, egg white, yogurt, cheese, salt and pepper until very smooth
  3. Lay a slice of prosciutto in the ramekin, letting the edges extend over the rim of the ramekins.
  4. Divide the egg mixture equally between the ramekins
  5. Sprinkle the top liberally with some extra Gryuere cheese and smoked paprika.
  6. Bake for about 20 minutes until puffed and golden brown.

Tags: breakfast, brunch, eggs, savory

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about 4 years ago jaxsom631

Made this before I could even get it into my Want To Try book. Out standing!


about 4 years ago Burnt Offerings

So glad you liked it! Try it with herbs or Swiss or Cheddar. It's really the ratios that are important: 2 eggs, 1 white. 1/4 cheese, 2Tbl yogurt - beyond that, you can add any spices or different kinds of cheese you like.


over 4 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Very clever! They'd make a great breakfast for dinner.


about 4 years ago Burnt Offerings

I will readily admit to using a larger souffle cup and making the entire thing for myself.


over 4 years ago Sagegreen

Just lovely! I want to make these.