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Another day, another “I’m not sure I can call this a recipe” moment…

This works perfectly as a brunch / lunch option and is super easy. It’s just one of those no mess, no fuss things that you can throw together really quickly. ham and egg basket ingredients


  • olive oil
  • ham – parma ham ideally, but regular ham works just as well
  • large, free range eggs
  • parmesan – or mature cheddar / hard cheeses also work
  • greenery – honestly, most things work. I’ve used spring onions, chives, spinach…
  • bread – whatever you like best. Personally, I think granary bread is lovely for this or round rolls work well if you’re wanting to go for pretty presentation.
  • salt and pepper ham and egg baskets before cooking
  1. Use ramekins or a deep muffin tray and grease each one with oil or butter.
  2. Take the ham and wrap around the inside of the ramekin. Make sure there are no gaps.
  3. Break an egg into each ramekin and season with salt and pepper and a little bit of parmesan.
  4. Chop some spring onions (or whatever greenery you’re using!) and add on top.
  5. Place the ramekins into an oven, pre-heated to 200 degrees for approximately 10 minutes – just keep an eye on them and use your common sense. If they look like they need a little longer stick them in for another couple of minutes.
  6. When you have about a minute remaining, pop down some granary bread to toast.
  7. Take out of the oven and remove baskets from the moulds.
  8. Place each basket onto a piece of toasted bread and drizzle a little bit of olive oil over. ham and egg basket cooked

Yummy! ham and egg baskets cooked

What I love about this “recipe” is how you can adapt it to use up any similar kind of ingredients you have in your fridge. The list above includes my ideal ingredients but these pictures were taken used regular ham and chives because that’s what I had in the fridge that needed using up.

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