Salsa & Eggs

Eggs & Salsa

This has to be the easiest and healthiest breakfast I’ve made in a long time.  Simple ingredients, fabulous flavor. It was given to me by the Grandison Inn located in Oklahoma City and it is their most requested breakfast dish among guests.

Once you make it for the first time, it’s the kind of recipe that stays in your head that you can whip up quickly without even thinking twice about it.  Don’t ya just love those?

All you need is 2 small ramekins, eggs, diced ham, cheese, and salsa.

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I don’t know about you, but anything with cheese is divine in my book.

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I contemplated just layering the ham into the bottom of the ramekin whole, it just fit so nicely.  But it’s much easier to eat and mix with the other flavors if you slice it.

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Layer your ham first, then salsa, then crack your eggs and add them whole without breaking the yolk.

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Yes, I said whole eggs, not scrambled.  I have to admit, when I read this part on the recipe I thought it was a little strange.  I had to resist the urge to scramble them and mix all the ingredients together. But the end result is yummy, trust me.

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Place your ramekins on a cookie sheet or baking dish in case of spillage, and then bake for 20 minutes at 400 degrees.

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When the eggs have just started to turn white, remove from the oven and sprinkle on the cheese.

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This is me … making a funny face … because I nearly forgot an ingredient.

I’m notorious for this.  I could have a “Where’s Waldo” contest of finding the missing item in all of my ingredient shots.  But I have a good excuse for this one.

This is something I added that was not in the original recipe …

hence …

it wasn’t written down.

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It’s a cup of fresh cut green peppers, tomatoes and onions to add a little color and crunchiness to the dish.

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Add back to the oven and bake until the cheese is melted.  Watch closely …

don’t walk away to check email … this happens quick.

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Remove from the oven and let cool for 3 to 5 minutes before serving.

Doesn’t it look delish?  Happy little healthy breakfast …

–Rachelle

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Ingredients

(per bowl or ramekin)

1-2 eggs

1 – 2 tbs mild salsa

1/4 cup diced ham

grated cheddar cheese

Directions

1) Preheat over to 400 degrees and coat ramekin dish with cooking spray.

2) Line the bottom of the dish with ham and spoon salsa on top of ham.

3) Break open the eggs to go over salsa.  DO NOT stir the mixture together.

4) Bake in oven for 20 minutes or until the white of the egg is beginning to set.  Start watching closely after 20 minutes. Remove from oven.

5) Layer the grated cheddar over the egg dish and return  to the oven and bake until the cheese is melted and a light golden brown on some places.

6) Let cool for 3 to 5 minutes and then serve.

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About Rachelle Lucas

Rachelle is a writer, spokesperson, and travel videographer. She believes the best way to learn about a destination is through its flavors and collects recipes from her trips to recreate them here on The Travel Bite. She’s currently the Food and Dining Insider for Visit Florida and was recently named by KRED as one of the Top 50 Travel Bloggers in the world.

As much as Rachelle enjoys traveling and tasting new foods, she also loves to run. She’s completed the New York City Marathon and the Marine Corps Marathon as well at 5 half marathons.

Comments

  1. I cannot wait to try this one! I adore salsa on my eggs (in fact I think pretty much everything is improved with a little salsa), although I admit I usually scramble them too – I was surprised to see that you don’t break the yolk on this. But it really does look – and sound – terrific. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  2. admin says:

    I know! I was a little weirded out by not scrambling them all together … but it turns out pretty delish. Like eggs over easy with melted cheese, salsa and ham.

  3. Looks Delish!!! I will be taking this recipe for a test run in my kitchen tonight:)

    Chef, Jim Tuttle
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  4. I love the idea of not scrambling the eggs, I’m making this for Julio this weekend, but I will add a little cilantro/culantro from his herb garden. Can you say ‘Huevos Rancheros’

    ps – I love your website

  5. Maranda says:

    Well NOW I have to buy Ramekins….thanks :) Oh and by the way, pretty funny face. ;)

  6. Thank you, this is perfect. I have an hour to quickly do groceries and an hour to prepare…

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