These easily made-ahead, perfectly portioned egg cups have so much fantastic flavor going on with a rich, runny egg, the cheesy spinach and smoky ham, that no one will know (or care) that they’re also secretly healthy!
Before I start telling you about these amazing little egg cups, I just wanted to let you guys know that I’ve added a new page to the blog called “Questions Answered” (under the “Tips and Tricks” drop-down menu) where I let you in on any extra ingredient info that I find out. You guys have been contacting me with your questions (which I love, keep ’em coming!) so I thought that it would be a good idea to answer some common ones and put them all in one place. For example, did you know that Autumn said that organic, unsalted butter is allowed and counts as a teaspoon?! I know! Life-changing, right?!”
So, I believe we’ve discussed how I love a good make-ahead breakfast in my Hummingbird Cake Overnight Oats post, so I’ll spare you, but it’s one of the many reasons I love this recipe. On most days, I have the same thing for breakfast, sautéed veggies topped with two eggs over-easy. It’s not hard work. Really, it isn’t, but still I find myself procrastinating on getting into the kitchen and whipping it up. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s just the regular ol’ morning sleepies, but whenever this happens, it throws off my whole morning and that’s just annoying.
Anyway, let’s talk of pleasant things. I love runny eggs the way Anthony Bordain loves runny eggs* and they’re what make these adorable little egg cups taste so… indulgent. When that rich, creamy yolk breaks open over the cheesy spinach… ohmagoodness. And the ham! The texture and flavor of the ham after cooking in the oven is kind of ridiculous. I really want one of these right now, but let’s be honest, I already ate them all. I mean I had a little help, but it was mostly me. #sorrynotsorry
Just a warning: the creamed spinach is so stinkin’ tasty, I have to stop myself from eating it all before I can put it in the ham cups. Ya know, when I have to take a bite to check the seasoning? And then just one more to make double sure? It’s a dirty job, but somebody’s gotta do it! So you may need some supervision to make sure that being spinach-less doesn’t happen to you. Really though, I need to start making it for a side dish, why do I never think to do that? Come on, Stephanie!
Anyway, you can bake all twelve at once, then refrigerate and reheat in the microwave. This is what I do and they still come out runny, fantastic and NOT rubbery (as old wives tales would have you believe!) Just FYI, The rule of thumb is that cooked eggs or meat will keep in the fridge for up to 4 days.
*There used to be a youtube video clip here of Anthony Bourdain proclaiming himself to be a “total egg slut” but I’ve found that it’s no longer there. Boo. Let’s just pretend that you just watched that clip and you found it hilarious, OK? 🙂