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Shirred Eggs Florentine in Ham Cups – very pretty and quite tasty

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So pretty - shirred (baked) eggs florentine

So pretty – shirred (baked) eggs florentine

Shirred Eggs Florentine in Ham(or turkey) Cups – brought to you by the Mandolin Inn

Serves 6 people    (indicates changes you can make to lower the fat)

¾ lb fresh spinach, finely torn

2 Tbsp sour cream (fat free)

1   Tbsp finely chopped garlic

1 Tbsp finely chopped fresh tarragon

2   Tbsp butter (PAM)

12 slicesBlack Forest  or Virginia ham without holes

12 large eggs

  • · Preheat oven to 400°

  • ·Prepare Spinach:

            Cook spinach and garlic in butter with salt and pepper in a large, heavy skillet over moderately high heat, stirring, until spinach is tender and liquid is evaporated. Remove from heat and stir in sour cream and tarragon.

  • ·Assemble and Bake:

            Fit one slice of ham into each of 12 lightly oiled (PAM) muffin cups. Divide and place spinach mixture into bottom of the 12 ham cups and carefully crack 1 egg into each cup. Bake in the middle of the oven whites are cooked but yolks are still a bit runny, about 15 minutes.

  • . Remove ham cups from the muffin tin carefully, using 2 spoons or small spatulas.

  • ·Serve with your favorite potato recipe (we like fried new red potatoes) and fresh fruit

  • ·Note – The eggs in this recipe are not fully cooked, which may be of some concern if salmonella is a problem in your area.


About Amy: Amy owns and runs The Mandolin Inn, a bed & breakfast in Dubuque Iowa.