Ham and Egg Roll Ups are one of those facepalm recipes. I’ve wrapped tortillas around ham and eggs before but never thought about dispensing with the wrap and using the ham! It’s a smart, low carb solution to breakfast or a light dinner that’s a little bit fancier than a plateful of scrambled eggs.
You’ll want to purchase ham in a rectangle or long oval shape so you can wrap a slice around the filling. Purchase it from the deli and avoid the cheap chopped ham if you can. You can always overlap the slices to get the size you need. Use toothpicks if necessary to hold everything together.
Mix anything you like into the filling. I had cheese, tomatoes and baby spinach along with my eggs. Make sure to chop everything on the small side so it’s easier to make the roll ups.
Take care not to overcook the eggs if you plan to finish your ham and egg roll ups in a hot oven.
When making your purchases figure one or two slices of ham and half and egg per roll up. A serving would be one or two roll ups per person or more depending on appetites.
- olive oil or butter for saute
- ¼ cup diced onion
- 1 small tomato, seeded and diced
- 2 large handfuls baby spinach
- salt, pepper, other seasonings to taste
- 2 large or 3 medium eggs, beaten
- ½ cup shredded cheese
- 4 (or 8) slices of deli ham
- Saute the onion in a small amount of butter or olive oil until soft.
- Add the tomatoes and spinach and stir until the spinach is wilted and the tomatoes are heated through.
- You can scramble the eggs and cheese with the veggies or separately, I do it all together. The eggs should be soft and fluffy.
- Season to taste
- To assemble, place a slice of ham on a flat surface with the short end facing you. If the pieces are short, overlap the slices to increase the length.
- Spread the filling across the bottom of the slice and roll up. Secure with toothpicks are required.
- Repeat with the rest of the ingredients to make 4 roll ups.
- Serve as is or prepare a square baking dish with cooking spray and arrange the roll ups seam side down. Scatter some more cheese on top and bake in a 375F oven until the cheese has melted and the ham takes on a little color.
Ham and egg roll ups can be eaten by themselves as a snack or as part of a larger meal, with soup for example. They are best eaten as soon as they’re ready but if you have leftovers they can be stored in the fridge for a couple of days and reheated.