This is a very simple recipe that came out of the hard times of the Great Depression. It uses few ingredients and inexpensive ingredients (leftovers work well). My family of six loves this meal. It is a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes and ham from a Sunday dinner. Add some Hollandaise sauce and it's almost eggs Benedict. Add and adapt the recipe to use up odds and ends in the fridge. Great meal for a Monday! Leftover chives or shredded cheese...add them to the potatoes. The recipe begs you to be creative and use up what you have. Garnish with parsley, grated cheese, or chopped scallions.

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
6
Max Servings:
6
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat bottom of a 12x12-inch casserole dish with butter.

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  • Spread mashed potatoes into the bottom of the prepared casserole dish to a depth of about 2 inches. Press ham slices into the mashed potatoes to form cup shapes. Break an egg into each ham cup. Dot mashed potatoes with butter. Sprinkle with parsley.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until eggs are set, 25 to 30 minutes. Scoop ham cups and mashed potatoes onto serving plates and drizzle with Hollandaise sauce.

Tip

Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

361.46 calories; 15.06 g protein; 31.12 g carbohydrates; 2.63 g dietary-fiber; 3.03 g sugars; 19.65 g fat; 9.15 g saturated-fat; 233.2 mg cholesterol; 561.05 IU vitamin-a-iu; 6.63 mg niacin-equivalents; 0.6 mg vitamin-b6; 21.09 mg vitamin-c; 39.09 mcg folate; 73.86 mg calcium; 1.62 mg iron; 42.11 mg magnesium; 680.57 mg potassium; 1023.38 mg sodium; 0.37 mg thiamin; 176.81 calories-from-fat; 34 percent-of-calories-from-carbs; 48 percent-of-calories-from-fat; 16 percent-of-calories-from-protein; 22 percent-of-calories-from-sat-fat


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lutzflcat
11/01/2013
I baked these in small individual casserole dishes which worked great. Packed in the potatoes used a custard cup to make the well pressed in the ham added the egg and that was it. I served with Quick and Easy Hollandaise Sauce in the Microwave on this site. Just really tasty really easy and a fun new way to serve potatoes-ham-eggs. Excellent brunch item too!
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hikeramc
12/29/2015
nothing special
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lutzflcat
11/01/2013
I baked these in small individual casserole dishes which worked great. Packed in the potatoes used a custard cup to make the well pressed in the ham added the egg and that was it. I served with Quick and Easy Hollandaise Sauce in the Microwave on this site. Just really tasty really easy and a fun new way to serve potatoes-ham-eggs. Excellent brunch item too!
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Rex Hutcheson
12/03/2015
With lots of shredded cheddar and chives gave a nice flavor combination. Easy to make looked good on the table.
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Tmadia
11/30/2015
Fantastic! Made it just like the recipe using leftovers from Thanksgiving and my wife said it was the best breakfast she has ever had. Very tasty!
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Audreylee
05/04/2016
I didn't have ham slices so I cooked bacon and crumbled it. My husband raved about this casserole and wants it again and again. Thanks.
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hikeramc
12/29/2015
nothing special
Nashua Amateur
01/10/2015
Pretty good! I think the individual cups is a great idea as mine was pretty goopy but SO loved them! I used the Blender Hollandaise Sauce recipe from this site and that was surprisingly good.
RoseMaybud
12/13/2014
These are really good! I made individual cups. Very quick and easy for a weeknight supper.
Morgan K Dee
01/05/2016
Made these in an oversized muffin tin (6 muffins) with leftover mashed potatoes and diced ham. No parsley just salt and pepper. Used Trader Joe's prepared hollandaise - couldn't have been easier. Overcooked the eggs with a 30 minute bake time but the little cups were tasty and cute as a button!
Kim's Cooking Now!
06/14/2014
Loved these! I had some leftover tarragon mashed potatoes that I needed to put to use and some deli ham as well. Did an ingredients search and this recipe popped up (love that feature). We love eggs benedict so I knew we would like this. Thanks Chef Ernie!