How To Make Egg + Country Ham Brunch Puffs

August 20, 2020
Happy Egg + Country Ham Brunch Cups, Easy Brunch Recipes, by JC Phelps of JCP Eats

FTC: This post was kindly sponsored by Happy Egg; however, as always, all opinions ere my own.

Hey, y’all!

Brunch. Y’all love brunch, I love brunch. We all love brunch. However, in the midst of the era we are living in, brunch out at local restaurants is not a feasible option. While sad, I implore that it’s also an opportunity to make delicious, restaurant-quality brunches at home with our loved ones. A fantastic addition to your at-home brunch menu? My Southern Egg + Country Ham Brunch Puffs, which are crafted with the highest-quality eggs on the market: Happy Egg.

The Happy Egg Company, established 1949

If you’re not new here, you probably know about my obsession with Happy Eggs. By choosing Happy Eggs, you are choosing a product of the highest quality, taste, and trust level. As a cook, there’s nothing more that I could ask for. If you are from my region (Kentucky), I purchase my Happy Egg Free Range Eggs from my local Kroger.

Happy Egg Blue + Brown Heritage Breed Free Range Eggs™

Happy Egg + Country Ham Brunch Cups, Easy Brunch Recipes, by JC Phelps of JCP Eats

For this recipe, I used the Happy Egg Blue + Brown Heritage Breed Free Range Eggs™ for the first time. You’ll find them in the brand’s only blue carton. Using Heritage Breed Free Range Eggs elevates the recipe in both taste and appearance. You’ll love the rich, plump, amber yolk; it’s both rich and delicious!

Happy Egg Blue + Brown Heritage Breed Free Range Eggs™ are premium, large eggs from hens that roam free over a minimum of 8 acres of outdoor pasture. The hens are fed a vegetarian, nutrient-rich diet + are hormone-free; as such, they are raised under the highest animal humane standards in the industry. For this, I am – and will always be – a devoted customer.

Happy Eggs

The Recipe

This recipe is savory, flavorful, and so very simple. Just heed my warning: you’ll be addicted to these & they will turn into a family-favorite.

JC’s note: Don’t skip the dijon mustard! As with many of my recipes, I use this to amplify the flavor. You don’t have to love mustard to incorporate this trick; try it and you’ll be a convert!

Happy Egg + Country Ham Brunch Cups, Easy Brunch Recipes, by JC Phelps of JCP Eats

Happy Egg + Country Ham Brunch Puffs

Ingredients:

1 Sheet of Puff Pastry

12 Happy Egg Blue + Brown Heritage Breed Free Range Eggs™

1/2 c. Swiss Cheese

1-2 Slices of Country Ham, diced

Dijon Mustard

Black Pepper, to taste

Kosher Salt, to taste

Non-stick Cooking Spray

Green onions (garnish)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Roll out puff pastry dough to make it a little thinner. Using a pizza cutter, cut the dough into twelve equal pieces.
  3. Spray a muffin tin liberally with non-stick cooking spray + place a piece of puff pastry into each section. Press it firmly down into the sides + bottom; the puff pastry should ever-so-slightly overhang the top of each muffin tin.
  4. Coat each piece of puff pastry with a good-quality dijon mustard.
  5. Sprinkle shredded Swiss cheese into each muffin tin, crack one Happy Egg Blue + Brown Heritage Breed Free Range Eggs™ per cup, and top with finely-sliced country ham.
  6. Bake for 13-15 minutes, just until the egg has fully set. Top with black pepper, salt (be conservative as the country ham has a high salt content), and garnish with green onions.
  7. Serve & enjoy!

Happy Egg + Country Ham Brunch Cups, Easy Brunch Recipes, by JC Phelps of JCP Eats
Flavor the inside with Grey Poupon Dijon Mustard
Happy Egg + Country Ham Brunch Cups, Easy Brunch Recipes, by JC Phelps of JCP Eats

Food brings us together, makes us happy, and I think we should #AlwaysChooseHappy. To find Happy Egg Free Range eggs in a store near you, click here.

Happy Egg + Country Ham Brunch Cups, Easy Brunch Recipes, by JC Phelps of JCP Eats

Y’all come back now, ya hear?

My best,

JC

For another recipe made with Happy Eggs, click here.

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