I am a big breakfast fan. The truth is I could eat breakfast anytime and truly enjoy the heck out of it. I am in heaven when I find a recipe that is super fast and really good. This Eggs In A Cup recipe is one of these.
I originally found this eggs in a cup recipe in Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food. I’ve varied it a bit to fit with what we like in our home. All you need is a microwave oven, 8oz (4inch) ramekin and a tiny bit of time, and you have an amazing breakfast for one or a crowd.
Eggs In A Cup
- 2 Large eggs
- 2 Tablespoons heavy cream
- Salt to taste
- Pepper to taste
- 1 – 2 Tablespoons of shredded Cheddar Cheese
- 8oz (4inch) ramekin
Directions: Place the eggs in warm water for a few minutes to bring them to room temperature. Whisk the eggs & heavy cream together until combined. Pour into an 8oz (4inch) ramekin. Cook in a microwave for 35 seconds on high. Stir and cook for another 35 seconds on high. Season with salt and pepper and top with cheddar cheese.
Note: The eggs are very hot just out of the microwave so handle with care. Let cool for a minute or two before eating. This will also allow the cheese to melt nicely. You can use milk if you wish I just like the smoothness that the cream adds to the eggs. If you make and cook multiples of these in the microwave, you may need to increase the time by a few seconds. I have learned to have a few recipe cards printed out ahead of time because the recipe is a frequent request.
Variations: You can add a tablespoon of these to the egg and cream mixture prior to cooking:
- A few herbs of choice.
- Crumbled bacon
- A little diced ham.
- Cooked chopped spinach.
- Cooked mushrooms.
Toppings: You can vary the kind of cheese according to your taste. I like the spinach and feta cheese as well as the ham and cheddar cheese combination. Sometimes I just top the cooked plain eggs with a little well drained salsa for a great variation.
Now how easy is that? I have made these eggs in a cup for just myself, or a crowd. These eggs in a cup are so fast (and attractive) that it takes the hassle out of making a nice breakfast for yourself or your company, which gives you time to relax. I usually serve this eggs in a cup with toast, homemade jam, coffee or tea, and a juice of my choose. Enjoy.
Time to eat…