Ham and Cheddar Scramble
Prepare Cheese Sauce per recipe, reserve. Spread clarified butter on English muffins and grill until golden brown, reserve keeping warm. Scramble eggs with ham and chives. Season with salt and pepper. Place grilled English muffins on warm serving plates. Top with scrambled egg mixture. Nappe with Cheese Sauce. Garnish with minced chives or chopped parsley. Serve immediately.
- 8 large eggs
4 English muffins - split
1/4 cup clarified butter
1/2 cup smoked ham - diced
1/4 cup chives - minced
salt to season
fresh ground black pepper to season
cheese sauce as needed (recipe follows)
chives minced or chopped parsley to garnish
For the Cheese Sauce
- 1/2 cup onion - diced
- 4 Tablespoons butter
- 6 Tablespoons flour
- 2 cup milk
- 3/4 cup chicken or veal stock
- 1/4 cup Cream
- a pinch of nutmeg
- salt to taste
- ground black pepper to taste
- 1 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 or 2 drops egg shade or yellow food color
Melt butter in a saute pan. Add onion and saute until translucent. Stir in flour until well incorporated. Add milk, stock and nutmeg, whisk. Bring to a simmer. Reduce heat and simmer for 25 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add cheddar cheese and cook over low heat. Stir or whisk until cheese is melted. Check seasoning. Strain and reserve.
Makes 3 cups. 4 Servings.
With a cheese sauce you will want to pour on everything.
Mr Breakfast would like to thank efarkas for this recipe.
Recipe number 714. Submitted 10/27/2002.