February 15, 2012

Wednesday's Chow: Individual Frittatas

Oh, what a yummy looking recipe!  Thanks to this week's guest, Tara Manderino (More Than Cowboys), for sharing her Individual Frittatas recipe with us:

I started making these several years ago for Easter brunch, then other brunches, but they are great to make ahead and keep in the fridge. Just grab one or two on your way out in the morning. You can wrap them in a paper towel and heat in the microwave for a minute. (Heating is optional.) Aside from the grab and go aspect, I love this recipe for it’s flexibility. Mix what you want into the batter. It all tastes great.



Individual Frittatas

12 eggs (or 1 1/2 cups egg substitute, such as Egg Beaters)
1 lb. sweet Italian sausage
1 (10 oz.) package frozen chopped spinach
3/4 cup of shredded cheese
1 cup jarred roasted red / yellow bell peppers, chopped
Salt
Pepper

Directions

·  Crumble the sausage and brown it.
·  Drain off any fat left in the pan.
·  If you haven't defrosted the spinach, place it in a mesh colander and run hot water over it; drain well, pressing out excess liquid. I add the flour if the mixture seems more watery than usual. You can omit it.
·   Beat the eggs and add the rest of the ingredients.
·  Bake in greased silicone muffin pans at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or in a 9 x 13 inch greased/no-stick spray prepared pan.
·   Variations: use ham, bacon (or real bacon bits), or vegetarian sausage. Substitute canned asparagus for  the chopped spinach.
·   Add chopped mushrooms, peppers, chopped, drained tomatoes.

You can also bake this in a baking dish and cut it up into individual squares once it's cooled.

This recipe can be made in a regular muffin tin, one ideally lined with parchment paper. This is one instance where a silicone muffin pan is best. 

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1 comment:

marybelle said...

They cannot possibly be Easter Eggs. We just had Christmas.

Thank you for the recipe.

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