Monday, September 14, 2015

Mini frittata's cooked in muffin tins

Sorry I haven't posted in what seems like forever... I have had a very busy 2015, finished & graduated from college (yeah one thing off my bucket list:).  Had a much needed surgery and now onto recovery... So I'm back and hopefully you will see a little more of me now.

Now onto these yummy things... Eggs cooked in muffin tins are the new "fad".. I have seen them everywhere but I have to say they don't look so good.  Not much flavorings or toppings, most of the time plain eggs, which is fine say if your making a sandwich or something with some meat & cheese but plain eggs with no seasonings.. I vote NO!!  LOL 

These frittatas (what's a frittata  you say, basically it like a mixed up omelet).  It is a base of eggs, a little half & half, and whatever you like to put in it, like meat, veggies, cheese, etc. and seasonings and cooked.  It is so yummy and delicious.. I used scallions, red & orange peppers, fresh cut up spinach,cubed ham, spinach and topped with a little parmesan cheese.  So good, but bacon bits, cooked sausage, or polish sausage (most of the time it is fully cooked so just dice it up and your good to go), leftover cooked baked potatoes would be great, different kinds of cheese,  you get the idea.. It is also a great way to use up leftovers.  Roast beef, pork loin, chicken breast, any veggies leftover from last nights dinner.. a great way to get the kiddos to eat their veggies. 

Seasonings use what your family likes.  I like really flavorful things, so I used lots of seasonings. Same with cheese, I used parmesan but use what you like or have on hand, anything works. 

Mini Frittatas

7 eggs, cracked into a large measuring cup
1/4 cup half & half
Shredded parmesan cheese
Meat or your choice (I used small cubed ham)
Fresh spinach 1/2 cups small chopped
Fresh veggies of your choice small chopped ( I used scallions, red & orange pepper)
seasonings of your choice ( I used garlic & onion powder, seasoned salt, regular salt & pepper, parsley flakes )
Dash of hot sauce

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray muffin tins very well.

Divide the meat, veggies and spinach between muffin tins.  In large measuring cup ( I used a 4 cup pyrex one), I mixed the eggs with a fork, added the seasonings and half and half and mixed well.  I poured the mixture over the meat/veggies in each muffin cup filling about 1/2 way (the mixture will puff up so don't worry about covering the ingredients).  Top with shredded parmesan & put into the oven.  Cook for around 10-20 minutes (checking after the first 10, then in 5 minute increments till eggs are done), checking to see if the top is lightly browned and a knife inserted in comes out clean.  Remove from oven let cool a couple of minutes, run a knife around the edges of the frittatas in case they stick to the side and remove and put on a heat proof plate to cool.  Wrap and refrigerate any leftovers.  You can individually wrap and place these in the freezer after cooled as well, unwrap and microwave until warmed through.  Enjoy

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