Smoky Egg Cups

March 15, 2011

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
In This Recipe


  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.

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5 Reviews

jaxsom631 April 19, 2011
Made this before I could even get it into my Want To Try book. Out standing!
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Burnt O. April 19, 2011
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.
boulangere March 22, 2011
Very clever! They'd make a great breakfast for dinner.
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Burnt O. April 19, 2011
I will readily admit to using a larger souffle cup and making the entire thing for myself.
Sagegreen March 15, 2011
Just lovely! I want to make these.