Monday, February 22, 2016

A Month-of-Eggs: Muffin Frittata

Muffin Frittatas
A friend told me I should do a frittata this month. I hesitated because I figured people already do them, but he convinced me it is not that common. So here goes! Mine is an unconventional version (but, of course). My recipe kind of reminds me of my corn pudding.

A frittata is, at heart, an Italian omelet with lots of veggies. It’s cooked “open-faced”, not folded, however. It is also typically cooked on the stove top while this one is in the oven. Hmm. Maybe it’s not a frittata after all, but that is what the recipe I adapted called it. Check out the Muffin Frittata recipe in original form.
I kept the name but tweaked the recipe a bit. (Don’t I always?)

This is a great grab-and-go quality breakfast. Even people who don’t have time for breakfast can tuck this one away to eat later. It’s good at room temp or hot. But it is an egg product, so don’t leave it unrefrigerated too long.

DH likes to take things like this out on his overnight hiking adventures for a high protein and easy to warm up/clean up breakfast. Kids can eat them in the car on the way to school. Snack on some for lunch, if you’d like. And how cute would these be on a breakfast buffet display?

Muffin Frittatas (makes 12, serves 6-12)

6 eggs
½ cup milk
¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper
1 cup taco/nacho cheese, shredded
¾ cup Mexicorn, drained
3 green onions, sliced
2 tablespoons diced green chilies (we like mild)
bacon crumbles, optional

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 12-cup muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray.

Whisk eggs, milk, salt, and pepper until well blended and frothy.

Stir in cheese, Mexicorn, and green onions.

Just-Baked Muffin Frittatas
Pour about ¼ cup of egg mixture into muffin tin cups. Distribute remainder among cups. Sprinkle on bacon crumbles if using.

Bake about 20 minutes, or until just set.

Put muffin tin on cookie rack and cool for 5 minutes. Remove from cups and serve.

NOTE:  You can make these the day before and reheat for breakfast. Just pop them into the microwave for 30 seconds. If not hot enough, heat in 5-10 second increments to desired temperature.

DH’s Rating: 5 Tongues Up  “Tasty!” Just enough egginess. He liked the compact size for travel and a quick breakfast with protein but not too heavy in the tummy.

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