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Brunch Puffs Main Dish Recipe

Brunch Puffs Main Dish Recipe

This recipe wasn't handed down from my mother—it was passed "up" from my granddaughter! It's now a favorite dish for Mother's Day…and year-round as well. —Judy Gochenour, Logan, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs
  • FILLING:
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup chopped fully cooked ham
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a large saucepan, bring water, butter and salt to a boil. Add flour all at once and stir until a smooth ball forms. Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat until mixture is smooth and shiny.
  • 2. Drop by 1/4 cupfuls 2 in. apart onto a greased baking sheet. Bake 35 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack. Immediately split puffs open; remove and discard tops and soft dough from inside. Set aside.
  • 3. In a large skillet, saute green pepper and onion in butter until tender. In a medium bowl, beat eggs, salt and pepper. Add to skillet, stirring over medium heat until almost done. Add ham and cheese; stir until eggs are set. Spoon into puffs. Serve immediately. Yield: 8 servings.