Still had some mashed potatoes in my refrigerator from the other night; a perfect cushion, when combined with diced ham, to cradle an egg . My Antique-of-the-Week sister gave me six vintage porcelain ramekins in sterling silver holders as a gift and I've been anxious to use them. I probably should have filled larger ramekins for this baked egg dish (the whites dribbled quite a bit over the sides), but I don't think the end-result would have been as beautiful!
< Bake Eggs with Mashed Potatoes and Ham >
PREHEAT OVEN TO 425˚F
If you are fortunate enough to have some left-over mashed potatoes, remove from refrigerator and place over low heat in a heavy bottomed pan. Add enough milk or cream to give it a thick, but smooth consistency. Stir finely diced ham into the mashed potatoes and warm gently. Spoon mashed potato mixture into ramekins, filling one-half to two-thirds full. Make an indentation into the potatoes with the back of a spoon, and crack an egg into the center. Sprinkle egg and potato mixture with salt and freshly ground pepper, and top with a generous grating of Parmesan. Arrange ramekins on a baking sheet and place the sheet onto the middle rack of the preheated oven. Bake for approximately 10 to 12 minutes, or until eggs are almost set. Remove from oven and sprinkle eggs with chopped parsley.
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1/9/2011 09:13:25 am
1/9/2011 03:34:45 pm
You are my psychic friend. I'm running the dishwasher and cleaning up after a neighborly Sunday supper, putting away some leftover garlic mashed potatoes.
1/10/2011 12:20:37 am
What a lovely way to have sunday morning breakfast. Also a fantastic way to utilize some left over potato, great recipe.
Ooh I love the use of leftover mashed potatoes. There's always some leftover and no one tends to touch them afterwards. This would be a great way to use them as I'm always looking for new creative ways to make breakfast. Your pictures are gorgeous and I'm definitely keeping this recipe for later!
1/11/2011 07:49:54 am
I love the ramekin holders! Perfect solution to hot ramekins sliding around on people's plates. I love baked eggs, but I've been on a poached egg streak lately.
Kim in MD
4/23/2012 01:59:56 am
Hello- I stumbled upon your gorgeous blog today (through TasteSpotting) and I am a new fan! This recipe looks absolutely delicious, as do all of your recipes. I was wondering if you could share where you purchased those lovely ramekin collars? I've never seen anything like them, and they really dress up an otherwise humble white ramekin! Thanks so much. I am excited to explore your recipes!
4/23/2012 11:36:36 am
Kim -- I am so glad you're liking LivingTastefully! I hope you return often! The ramekins and "collars" were giving to me by my sister. I believe she bought them on ebay.
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