Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Breakfast for Dinner

This recipe has a lot of things going for it.

1. It's quick...literally it can be made in about 30 minutes. Perfect for a day when you come home feeling drained.
2. It's versatile. I usually make it with spicy sausage but it can be made with ham, turkey or even vegetarian (in that case I would recommend adding a green pepper diced and maybe some broccoli)
3. It's delicious! For something that comes together so quickly it's shocking how yummy it is.

So on to the recipe itself.

Frittatas with Ham and Cheese

1. 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
2. 2/3 cup chopped reduced-fat ham (about 2 ounces) Again I highly recommend spicy sausage
3. 1/3 cup (about 1 1/2 ounces) shredded reduced-fat extra-sharp cheddar cheese I always just use regular cheddar cheese
4. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives Omitted
5. 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme Omitted
6. 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
7. 4 large egg whites
8. 1 large egg

1. Preheat oven to 350°.
2. Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat.
3. Add onion; sauté 2 minutes or until crisp-tender.
4. Add ham; sauté 3 minutes. Remove from heat; cool 5 minutes.
5. Combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl; stir with a whisk.
6. Add ham mixture, stirring with a whisk.
7. Spoon mixture into 24 miniature muffin cups coated with cooking spray. I don't have a mini muffin pan so I just use a standard cupcake pan. Also I don't coat the pan with cooking spray. I have found that it makes the frittatas too greasy.
8. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until set.

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