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.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

361 calories; 19.6 g total fat; 233 mg cholesterol; 1023 mg sodium. 31.1 g carbohydrates; 15.1 g protein; Full Nutrition


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Rating: 5 stars
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! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/29/2015
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  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
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! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/03/2015
With lots of shredded cheddar and chives gave a nice flavor combination. Easy to make looked good on the table. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
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! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
12/29/2015
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Rating: 5 stars
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! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2015
This recipe is about as simple as it gets and it is delicious.. As suggested I used up all the left overs in the fridge except for the smoked salmon. I even put some crumbled blue cheese in the potatoes and it was very tasty. Thanks for sharing. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
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. Read More