Swiss-Style Ham and Cheese Ramekin

Author: Canadian Living

Swiss cheese and ham are natural partners, as in this ramekin, the Swiss name for a baked dish of bread, cheese and eggs (similar to a strata), that originated in the French-speaking canton of Vaud. Serve it for brunch or for a light family dinner with a green salad.

  • Portion size 6 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: November 2010

Ingredients

  • 6 bread
  • 6 slices Canadian Swiss cheese or other Swiss-style cheese
  • 6 slices Black Forest ham
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 4 eggs separated
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch white pepper
  • 1 pinch grated nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cup 10% cream

Method

Toast bread; cut off crusts, squaring corners. Cut toast, cheese and ham slices in half diagonally.

In buttered 9-inch (2.5 L) square glass baking dish, arrange half of the toast, alternating points of triangles, to cover bottom; top each toast with 1 each of the cheese and ham slices. Repeat to make second layer; drizzle wine over top.

Whisk together egg yolks, salt, pepper and nutmeg; whisk in cream. In separate bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form; fold into yolk mixture. Spoon over triangles; bake in centre of 375°F (190°C) oven until top is golden and egg mixture is set, about 25 minutes.

Nutritional facts Per each of 6 servings: about

  • Sodium 713 mg
  • Protein 21 g
  • Calories 352.0
  • Total fat 19 g
  • Potassium 290 mg
  • Cholesterol 183 mg
  • Saturated fat 10 g
  • Total carbohydrate 22 g

%RDI

  • Iron 13.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 24.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 31.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 16.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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