Whatever you want to call these, they are super easy and super tasty and a great way to use up some oddments from the fridge, especially if you find yourself with a bunch of eggs. I made these last night and served them with Johnny Cakes for dinner. Everyone loves breakfast-for-dinner!
Liberally oil / butter 12 regular muffin cups. Or use paper liners. Preheat oven to 400*F.
Beat 8-9 eggs in a bowl. Add a splash of milk (1/4 cup or so), along with a tsp of your preferred seasoning blend – I used a sun dried tomato & garlic blend.
Into the greased muffin cups, dice up & evenly distribute “some” cheese. I had about five slices of swiss, so that’s what I used.
Do the same with some cooked meat — I had turkey slices, but you can use ham, ground sausage, chicken – whatever. Or be all healthy and put in chopped veggies or mushrooms (ew). As you can see, you don’t need much – you have to leave room for the eggs so don’t fill the cups more than about 1/4 of the way.
Sprinkle in some black pepper and a just a wee bit of salt, then evenly pour in the eggs. To make sure you don’t over-fill one and skimp on another, start by filling each just half-way and then come back and add as necessary. Mine ended up about two-thirds full, which is just about right. If you fill them to the tippy top you risk overflowing as the eggs cook, so don’t come crying to me about your oven if that happens. You’ve been warned.
Bake until done… About 15-20 minutes. Don’t overcook, you want the eggs to be done but nowhere near browned – use the old toothpick trick, or just jiggle the pan to check that the eggs are set. Cool for just a minute in the pans, then run a butter knife around the outside edge and gently remove each egg ‘muffin’.
Delicious! You can see that the pepper sort of globbed together as the eggs cooked, but that’s just fine. You could mix it into the eggs, if you want a more uniform look. The turkey and swiss was a yummy combo, but ham & cheddar (with broccoli) also sounds divine. Maybe sausage & havarti. Or chicken & provolone with zucchini. Mmm….