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Shed Kitchen: Spring Chicken Cups

Posted Apr 26 2010 1:33pm

Since eggs are one of the best foods ever, I eat them pretty frequently — especially considering how cheap they are . But I wanted to try a different way to eat them. I had frittata at Leah’s last weekend, so I decide to play around with that recipe a bit and see what I could come up with.

My idea was to have some sort of baked egg dish that was already portioned out so it was super convenient to eat on a busy day. I started with her recipe and this is what I used:

  • Three whole eggs + 1 cup of egg whites (four eggs) + 1/3 cup milk + 2 tsp mustard
  • Onions, leeks, garlic, and spinach sauteed in a tablespoon of butter
  • Two tablespoons chopped chives and parsley
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup goat cheese

First, I combined all those ingredients. (Let the veggies cool before you add them to the egg mixture so they don’t start to cook the eggs.) Then I poured them into individual muffin cups (the jumbo size) and grated a little Parmesan cheese on each one.

Then I baked them in a 350 degree oven. It took longer than I expected — about 25 minutes total — but I’d say just keep checking on them periodically until the tops are pretty much set and they are turning brown around the edges.

When I was done, I had a week’s worth of food!

It’s so nice because I hate chopping veggies and herbs, so in this case, I could do it once and enjoy the benefits all week. Each day I just put them in the microwave for about a minute. Plus, my omelets look terrible…in this case, I could actually enjoy something pretty.

It was delicious. Even though they look small, when you cut into them, you’ll find there’s a lot of goodness in there.

The herbs really gave them a great spring flavor and the goat cheese was just great. And even with all that goodness in there, they are only about 150 calories each.

This is also a really good snack. It goes back to the idea of having real food as snacks — this is way better than a protein bar, but totally something you can warm up at work. (I also had it for a bedtime snack one night.) My friend Lauren suggested you could put them on an English muffin and eat it as an egg sandwich. I love that idea; a very grown-up McMuffin! (Maybe for when you f*cked a Senator?! )

I think it works. Try it!!

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