By: Dairy Farmers of Canada
(POSTED: May 6, 2011)
Nests with Ham, Eggs and Swiss Chees
Yields 12 nests
12 slices of milk bread
1/3 cup (80 mL) butter, melted
2/3 cup (160 mL) minced ham
6 oz (180 g) shredded Canadian Swiss
1/4 cup (60 mL) finely chopped green onions
12 medium eggs
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 oz (60 g) shredded Canadian Swiss
Remove crusts from sliced bread. Flatten slices with a rolling pin. Brush both sides with melted butter and press a slice into each of 12 6 oz (180 mL) ovenproof ramekins or custard cups.
Set them on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 °F (180 °C) for 12 minutes. Divide ham, 6 oz (180 g) cheese and green onion evenly among the ramekins.
Make a well in centre of each 'nest' and delicately break an egg into it. Salt and pepper, and top with 2 oz (60 g) cheese, divided evenly among nests.
Bake for 18 minutes or until eggs are done to taste.
For a change of taste, use Canadian Cheddar, Oka or Monterey Jack.