First, make nests:
6 tablespoons of butter, melted
2 cloves of garlic, minced (if no fresh garlic, use garlic seasoning)
3 sheets of phyllo dough, thawed (Phyllo dough is found in the frozen food section, usually near the Pet Ritz
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 4 muffin cups, or spray with cooking spray.
Combine butter and garlic in a small bowl.
On a cutting board, stack the 3 phyllo sheets and cut into fourths,
forming twelve squares. Cover
phyllo dough with damp paper towel when not in use because it dries out quickly.
Press one of the squares into the bottom of each muffin cup; don’t worry if
the phyllo tears. Brush with the
melted butter/garlic. Lay a second
phyllo square on top of the first in each cup, and likewise, brush with
butter/garlic. Do this a third
time, using all the squares and all the melted butter.
Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.
At the end of 10 minutes, carefully remove the phyllo “nests” from
the muffin tins and cool on a wire rack.
For the “eggs” in the nest:
(to taste) salt and pepper
2 tablespoons of water or sour cream
1 tablespoon of butter
1 cup of diced, cooked ham
1 cup of grated cheddar cheese