Crowd Pleaser Breakfast: An Easy and Fast Breakfast for Many!

Let me set the scene:

The whole family is at your home for the holidays. It's Christmas morning, all of Santa's surprises are laying around unwrapped in messy piles. Everyone is happily grinning at their loot when all of a sudden, for the shortest split second everything becomes so quiet that you can hear a needle fall off the Christmas tree.

'Egg-cups' delux
'Egg-cups' delux

As I said, it's only for the shortest split second before everyone starts to talk all at once. The ruckus is so intense that my ears just can't separate any of the words, it all flows into a garbled big noise. I'm positive that anyone watching the house from the outside would see the walls bulge out at the sides... All this tumult just so they can inform me... woe of woes... that death of starvation is just a few heart beats away. The rumbling of all those empty stomachs that have not seen anything edible since ---oh what maybe 5-6-7 hours ago (depending on how early it was when the little rugrats decided to wake up and start at demolishing the gift mountain left by the man in red himself).


I was prepared for it though this year, I was wearing my 'supermomcape'...

"Do not despair my loved ones" I shout over the din. "I will save you all, just give me 18.5 minutes and my 'egg-cups' deluxe breakfast will be ready for one and all ..."



unfortunately mine do not look nice and shiny like these ones any more...
unfortunately mine do not look nice and shiny like these ones any more...
This is a 35 muffin cup tray... available at restaurant equipment stores... will last for ever... therefore well worth the money.
This is a 35 muffin cup tray... available at restaurant equipment stores... will last for ever... therefore well worth the money.

Equipment needed:

Besides the superMoMcape that is

  • Large muffin tin trays
  • Cookie sheet for the bacon
  • Pam or other oil spray
  • Oven

Prep time 6.5 minutes

Cooking time 10-12 minutes


I own two commercial 24 muffin cup trays that fit perfectly into my oven. So if push comes to shove I can have 48 "egg-cups" ready in under 20 minutes.

Ingredients:

  • 24 slices of cold cuts sliced Black forest ham, turkey or chicken, Prosciutto, Salami ... (I know, I know it's not the healthiest but it's Christmas after all)
  • 12 slices of bacon
  • 24 freshest of fresh eggs
  • 18 ounces of shredded cheese (mozzarella, havarti, cheddar, edam or what ever your favorite cheese may be)
  • 3-4 red and green peppers chopped
  • 1 large red onion chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Methodology:

  • place bacon under broiler for 3-4 minutes until crispy golden brown
  • lightly spray each muffin cup with Pam
  • chop onion
  • chop red and green peppers
  • line each muffin cup with ham, prosciutto or whatever cold cut you have decided on
  • break one egg into lined muffin cup
  • divvy up peppers and onions over eggs
  • divvy up shredded cheese
  • add 1/2 slice of bacon onto each muffin cup
  • shove into 400 degree oven for 10-12 minutes ( depending on how solid you like the yellow of your eggs)


Serve with a pickle or two and a large coffee for the adults and a large glass of orange juice for the little sprouts.

Tips:

  • I usually double up and make up a double batch as these 'egg-cups' are super when eaten cold... on the run.(by the time they are cooled down the yolk will have firmed up so that they won't drip when bitten into)
  • It's not just for Christmas breakfast... served on a bed of salad these 'egg-cups' will make a nice dinner too.
  • If you promise not to laugh, I will tell you a little secret... I make these up when we go camping too... well we really 'rough' it when we go camping (RV) and take the BBQ along . These 'egg-cups' take just about the same amount of time in a hot, closed lid BBQ as they would take in the oven (check after 9-10 minutes just to make sure)



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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Pollyannalana, we have made these egg cup for quite a few years now... we still lived on the big farm... that must be at least twelve years now... I'm making them again tomorrow as I have 22 people over for our Canada day celebrations until Sunday.

always glad when drop by for a visit

hope you're well

regards Zsuzsy


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Pollyannalana 6 years ago from US

I did a recipe something like this I got from Rachael Rae, might have changed it up a little, you know you have to to your own things you like and I absolutely loved it and I am not real sure I even got my husband to taste it! Do you have one like him? It is so frustrating. But he did drink two glasses of my Kale smoothie today, the second one all on his on, lol. I do have to say though he eats anything he wants and no high blood..nothing...not that I wish any on him, it just isn't fair!


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Lis, always glad when you have a chance to stop by.

Let me know what you think.

kindest regards Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Support Med, the best is that it's quick and easy...

thanks for stopping in for a visit

kindest regards

Zsuzsy


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liswilliams 6 years ago from South Africa

Great idea here, Zsuzsy. I'm definitely going to give this a try, looks fantastic. take care :)


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Support Med. 6 years ago from Michigan

Sort of like a baked omelet. Looks like a egg-muffin pizza. Anyhooo, sounds good and may give it a try!. Voted-up/rated!


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

drbj, how right you are about the dishes. There is nothing worse then having a crowd and a mountain of dishes

hope you're well

kindest regards Zsuzsy


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drbj 6 years ago from south Florida

ZB - I like this idea. Not only because it sounds really scrumptious but it cuts down on the dish washing.


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Kaie, I also like breakfast food for lunch or dinner.

Let me know what you think of the egg-cups when you get a chance to try them.

hope you're well

kindest regards Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Hiya Audrey, the egg-cups are maaavaalous.... hope you get to try them sometime.

Always glad when you get a chance to stop by.

hope you're well

kindest regards Zsuzsy


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Kaie Arwen 6 years ago

breakfast anytime is my FAVORITE meal........... any time of day or night; it looks fantastic! K


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

Oh that sounds just maaavaalous...I love your graphics by the way! Totally engaging - and now I have another recipe to add to my 5 million but it sounds fabulous.


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

the pink umbrella, these will work perfect for a lazy weekend. Always glad when you drop by.

kindest regards Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

GPAGE, hiya hope you and the family are well. Hope you get to try the egg-cups soon. Let me know what your gang thinks of them.

kindest regards Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

saddlerider1 thanks for taking a look and for commenting.

kindest regards Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Hiya Sir Greek I challenge you to make these 'egg-cups'. I bet you will love them.

How are you? and wifey?

greetings from across the biggy pond

Zsuzsy


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the pink umbrella 6 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me.

I cant believe all of the recipes im finding today that just look like something i would enjoy making. These egg cups look delicious, im definitely going to try these for a lazy saturday breakfast. You even commented on the nutrition facts. Great hub zsuzy bee!


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GPAGE 6 years ago from California

LOVE THOSE EGG CUPS! Yummy!!!!!!! Great hub as usual! G


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saddlerider1 6 years ago

Okay that's it I'm off to the kitchen, drooling as I walk. Very tasty and I love my Organic eggs. Anything with eggs for me is a treat. Thank you for making me hungry and I can see why it's a crowd favorite.


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK

How is it that you can make even this interesting? :-)))


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Hi Sherri, I always seem to buy too much cold-cuts (I never can just buy 3 slices of this one and 3 slices of that one) and most of them do not freeze too well I end up making myself 2 eggcups even for dinner for myself. It's a perfect meal with a tossed salad.

hope you and you gang are well

kindest regards Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Hiya Bob, how are you? Always glad when you pop in for a visit. The 'egg-cups' are a great breakfast meal anytime of the year but definitely perfect for a crowd at Christmas.

hope you're well

kindest regards Zsuzsy


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Sally's Trove 6 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

I never would have thought of making a "cup" out of a slice of cold cuts. Sounds like a real crowd-pleaser. And it also sounds like a great quick breakfast just for one or two, as well. I usually keep containers of chopped fresh vegetables and shredded cheese in the refrigerator for easy salad makings, which would make the egg-cup prep even faster. What a super recipe, Zsuzsy!


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

green tea-cher, how are you? Glad you stopped by. I find when I have the gang home now time just flies by so fast. Even though I absolutely love to cook for them all, I want to spend more time enjoying us being all together rather then being stuck in the kitchen,

The 'egg-cups' is something that everyone agrees on so what more can I ask for. Last year for our Canada day celebration I had 39 people camped out around the yard and I was able to serve everyone breakfast within an hour.

kindest regards Zsuzsy


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Bob Ewing 6 years ago from New Brunswick

OK, this sounds like a perfect Christmas breakfast.


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green tea-cher 6 years ago

What a great idea! Sounds delicious ,too. Not much work either especially if you have your vegetables cut up and cheese shredded ahead of time. Now I'm hungry!


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

breakfastpop, thanks for taking a look and for commenting.

kindest regards Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

singlmomat52, there are not that many calories in an 'egg-cup'... I did put it through a calorie counter

one large egg, 1/2 oz cheese, 1/2 oz ham, 1/4 oz of red & green peppers, 1/4 oz red onions

Nutrition Facts

Calories 174 (731 kJ)

Total Fat 10.9g 17%

Sat. Fat 5g 25%

Cholesterol 235mg 78%

Sodium 341mg 14%

Total Carbs. 1.1g < 0.1%

Dietary Fiber 0.2g 1%

Protein 12.1g

Thanks for taking a look and for commenting

hope you're well

regards Zsuzsy


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breakfastpop 6 years ago

Sounds just delicious.


singlmomat52 6 years ago

OOOOOH YUM!!!! that sounds so good!!

I will try it one time, I have lost 75 lbs over the last 14 months and I know that I would be looking at a 2 lb gain, but oh my how I would enjoy it. Great recipe, love the Hub!!


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qorod 6 years ago

hi how r u?

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