A few years ago, this writer worked at a pizza restaurant. Pizza was always around, whether it was a new pie the chefs were testing or a misfire. On the weekends, when her husband asked if she wanted pizza for dinner, she would emphatically shout "No!" She was so tired of pizza, but he really wanted to eat it too, so they started making breakfast calzones instead. It was different enough for her and pizza-like enough for her husband. This concoction has become her go-to entree whenever he wants to order takeout.
They love these calzones so much they often eat them for dinner, but they're perfect for a family brunch. Because these are common ingredients almost anyone has on hand, it's also a great dish to whip up when unexpected guests arrive. Although the recipe calls for ham as the main ingredient, cooks could substitute spinach and mushrooms to make it veggie or choose sausage and bacon if they want it to be meat-filled.
1/4 cup whole milk
3/4 cup diced ham
3/4 cup mozzarella cheese
1 (16 ounce) package refrigerated biscuits
1 tablespoon butter, melted
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
In a medium-sized bowl, whisk the eggs and milk until they are well-combined. Add the ham and stir to combine.
In a medium-sized nonstick pan, scramble the eggs until they are just cooked. It is okay if they are a little bit runny.
Remove the eggs from the heat and add the mozzarella cheese. Stir to combine.
Remove the biscuits from the package and place them on a lightly floured work surface. Roll out each biscuit with a rolling pin until it is a 1/8-inch-thick round.
Divide the egg mixture amongst the 8 biscuits, placing it slightly below the center of the dough.
Fold the dough in half and use the tines of a fork to pinch the edges together.
Place the dough on the baking sheet and brush with melted butter. Bake for 15 minutes, until golden brown.