Emeril's Eggs in a Cup

Emeril Lagasse's Eggs in a Cup

GMA Recipes Brunch
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

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  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter
  • 4 thin slices Virginia ham, about ½ ounce each<
  • 8 large eggs
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 8 tablespoons grated Swiss cheese
  • 2 teaspoons chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh chives
  • Cooking Directions

    Butter four 6-ounce crème brulee ramekins with the butter and lay one slice of ham in each ramekin so that it sits flat on the bottom (it's OK if it comes up the sides.)

    Crack two eggs into two separate small cups and pour simultaneously into one of the ramekins so that the eggs sit side-by-side on top of the ham slice. Season lightly with salt and pepper.

    Repeat with remaining eggs.

    Place the 4 filled ramekins onto a baking sheet and transfer to the oven.

    Bake until eggs are just beginning to set up and become opaque, 9 to 10 minutes.

    Remove from the oven and drizzle each ramekin with 2 tablespoons of the heavy cream and then sprinkle 2 tablespoons of the cheese over the top of each.

    Sprinkle the parsley and chives over the ramekins and then return to the oven.

    Cook until eggs are just set up but yolks are still runny, 10 to 12 minutes, or to desired degree of doneness. Remove from the oven and serve immediately.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: eggs, butter, salt, pepper,

    Course: Breakfast, Brunch

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