Country Ham Egg Muffin

I’ve made my share of egg sandwiches. And they were all good, but there was just a little something missing from them. Something was needed to put them over-the-top. When I ran across the recipe for these country ham egg muffin sandwiches in John Currence’s Big Bad Breakfast I quickly put the items I needed to make them onto my grocery list. They turned out to be my favorite egg sandwiches of all time. And nothing is missing from them. I’ve made them three times this week already (is that wrong?).

Country Ham Egg Muffin

Velveety American cheese, hot sauce, fried ham, a little thyme and salt and pepper, mayonnaise, and a perfect egg. Each bite was perfect. And don’t omit the mayonnaise. At first I wasn’t sure about mayonnaise on an egg sandwich. I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s because I associate mayonnaise with a big ole meaty lunch sandwich and not breakfast. Well, mayonnaise is really great on these country ham egg muffins, so don’t leave it off!

Also try my cowboy breakfast sandwiches.

Country Ham Egg Muffin

These turned out to be my favorite egg sandwiches of all time. I’ve made them three times this week already (is that wrong?).
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 sandwiches
Calories 625kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 English muffins split
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted, divided
  • 8 slices smoked ham thin
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme chopped (or a few pinches of dried thyme)
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • Louisiana hot sauce
  • 4 slices American cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • Brush the insides of the muffins with 1/4 cup of the butter.
  • Place onto a baking sheet and bake until lightly golden and starting to get crispy around the edges.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of the remaining butter to a large over-safe skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the ham and brown on both sides. Remove.
  • Add remaining butter to the skillet.
  • Crack eggs into 4 silicon ring molds.
  • Sprinkle with thyme, salt and pepper.
  • Reduce heat to low and cook for 2 minutes or until the whites are almost done.
  • Transfer the skillet to the oven and cook another 2 minutes until the whites are cooked. Remove.
  • Spread mayonnaise on the muffin halves.
  • Add the cheese, ham, eggs, a few splashes of hot sauce and the muffin tops.
  • If desired, place the sandwiches in the oven for 5 minutes to lightly melt the cheese.

Nutrition

Calories: 625kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 294mg | Sodium: 1288mg | Potassium: 301mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1245IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 294mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Cool-n-Crunchy Egg Salad

This cool-n-crunchy egg salad definitely stands out from the crowd. It’s not quite your traditional egg salad. But it’s not so different enough that it’d scare people off at your next family get-together. Chopped carrots add a nice crunch to the salad, and using cream cheese and only a bit of mayonnaise makes the salad a little thicker than your standard egg salad. It’s rather tasty good as a salad, and would be just as excellent on sandwiches or crackers.

Cool-n-Crunchy Egg Salad

I found the original recipe over at the Louisiana Egg Commission’s website. Also try my more traditional egg salad, perfect on hot dogs or sandwiches.

Cool-n-Crunchy Egg Salad

This cool-n-crunchy egg salad definitely stands out from the crowd. It’s not quite your traditional egg salad. But it’s not so different enough that it’d scare people off at your next family get-together. 
Course Side
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 239kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Combine the cream cheese, mayo and relish.
  • Fold in the eggs, carrots and olives.
  • Season with pepper to taste. You probably won’t need to add any salt since the olives add a bit of salty flavor.

Nutrition

Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 221mg | Sodium: 301mg | Potassium: 157mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3380IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Waffle Iron Eggs and Biscuits

I found the original recipe for this great breakfast-for-dinner idea over at Amy’s Cooking Adventures. Putting an egg on top of batter in a waffle iron sounded like a pretty nifty approach to me, so I dove right in and made some waffle iron eggs and biscuits.

Waffle Iron Eggs and Biscuits

I have to warn you, you’re going to make a mess making these. There’s really no way around it. No matter how gently you close the iron lid, somewhere along the line you’re going to pop a yoke and it’s going to run out. That’s ok, though. It’s worth the mess.

Guess what? You can also make chocolate chip ‘cookies’ using your waffle iron!

Loaded Breakfast Waffles

Putting an egg on top of batter in a waffle iron sounded like a pretty nifty approach to me, so I dove right in and made some waffle iron eggs and biscuits.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 923kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups Bisquick plus a little more for dusting
  • 2/3 cup low fat milk
  • 4 slices bacon cooked, drained, crumbled
  • 1 cup cheese shredded (Swiss, cheddar, whichever you prefer)
  • 6 large eggs
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter cut into pats
  • 1/2 pound breakfast sausage cooked drained, crumbled
  • maple syrup

Instructions

  • Preheat you waffle iron as directed by the manufacturer and spray with non-stick spray as needed
  • Combine biscuit mix and milk until a dough forms.
  • Lightly dust a cutting board with more baking mix. Roll the dough out using a rolling pin until it is about 1/4″ thick. Cut into shapes slightly smaller than your waffle iron. (Our waffle iron is round. I found a saucer that was just smaller than the iron and used that as my template for cutting the dough).
  • Working in batches, place the dough pieces onto your waffle iron. Sprinkle with some bacon and cheese and top with a single egg each. (If you sprinkle the cheese in a circular pattern, creating a sort of ‘well’, the egg will not slide off as easily).
  • Very, very gently lower the top of the waffle iron and cook until done.
  • Serve topped with butter, sprinkled with the breakfast sausage crumbles, and drizzled with pure maple syrup.

Nutrition

Calories: 923kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 64g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 398mg | Sodium: 1764mg | Potassium: 500mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1169IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 439mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutritional values are approximate.