Baked Egg with Ham, Caramelized Onions & Mushrooms, and Sharp Cheddar

I wanted a simple yet tasty lunch that also cleaned out my refrigerator.  I found just a little bit of leftover ham, some sharp cheddar, a couple of mushrooms, and a tiny bit of onion lurking in my vegetable drawers.  I decided to throw them in with an egg and bake it for a quick lunch.  I caramelized the onions & mushrooms together then tossed in the bits of ham to warm through.   I served this baked egg with fresh fruit and a piece of toast and I have to say – this was my favorite lunch all week.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Coat a small ramekin with cooking spray.

Heat a small skillet over medium heat and coat it with cooking spray.  Add the onion and mushroom then cook, stirring often, for 4-5 minutes, or until tender and lightly caramelized; add the ham and cook, stirring often, for a minute.

Place most of the mushroom mixture into the ramekin along with half of the cheese.  Crack an egg into the ramekin, being careful not to break the yolk. Add the milk and remaining mushroom mixture and cheese to the top.  Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.

Place onto a baking tray and cook for 5 minutes; Turn the oven to broil and cook for another 4-5 minutes or until the whites are set but the yolk remains soft. Remove from the oven and serve immediately. Enjoy.

 

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Baked Egg with Ham, Caramelized Onions & Mushrooms, and Sharp Cheddar

Yield: 1

Prep Time: 5

Cook Time: 15

Total Time: 20

Ingredients:

Cooking Spray
2 tbsp sweet yellow onion, diced
2 mushrooms, sliced thinly
2 tbsp ham, diced finely
1 tbsp sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1 egg
1 tsp milk
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a small ramekin with cooking spray.

Heat a small skillet over medium heat and coat it with cooking spray. Add the onion and mushroom then cook, stirring often, for 4-5 minutes, or until tender and lightly caramelized; add the ham and cook, stirring often, for a minute.

Place most of the mushroom mixture into the ramekin along with half of the cheese. Crack an egg into the ramekin, being careful not to break the yolk. Add the milk and remaining mushroom mixture and cheese to the top. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.

Place onto a baking tray and cook for 5 minutes; Turn the oven to broil and cook for another 4-5 minutes or until the whites are set but the yolk remains soft. Remove from the oven and serve immediately. Enjoy.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net