Prepped Ahead Egg Scrambles…..Just Crack an Egg! (Makes 5)
Have you seen the new product called “Just Crack an Egg” in the grocery store? They look sort of like the Kraft easy mac containers, but are in the refrigerator case with the eggs. I was intrigued by them….just crack an egg, and microwave, and voila! Breakfast. I bought a few, and they are really good. But also, high in sodium, have some additives, and they are close to 3 bucks each. And they have little plastic baggies in them and opening them all kind of irritated me. But I was in a mood that day. I figured I could do better with my favorite wide-mouth mason jars (affiliate link) and some at home ingredients.
These are kid tested, and mother approved. Well, tested by my kid (he had 2 for breakfast today) and approved by me.
- 3-4 bell peppers or 8-10 mini peppers, seeded and diced
- 1 large shallot or 1/2 a red onion, diced
- 10 oz of potatoes, cubed and cooked (I roasted mine with a tiny bit of olive oil)
- 4 oz of diced deli ham OR 4 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 10 TB shredded cheddar
- 10 eggs
Divide the diced bell peppers, shallot or onion and potatoes among the 5 jars.
In separate containers that will fit inside the jars, divide the ham or bacon and cheese. I use these – after I eat the olives – because they fit in the top of the jars and the lid seals them in. I just like olives. I wash them and reuse them….lots of things come in these cups though. Mandarin oranges, fruit cocktail, applesauce….you can use any container or baggie that fits though.
When ready to cook and eat, mix the cheese and ham or bacon into the other ingredients, crack two eggs over it all, mix, and microwave for 1 minute on high.
Remove from microwave (be careful of hot jars), stir, and cook again for 1 minute.
Be careful, as the jar does get hot!