Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Perfect Breakfast / Brunch Idea: Mini Frittatas

The gf and I had a huge brunch fetish at one point - we were scratching off places off on our "to do" list every weekend: Sarabeth's, Clinton Street Bakery, Locanda Verde, Buttermilk Channel, etc.  Each time we would wait for 45 minutes, order the best thing Yelp, Best Thing I Ever Ate, or Unique Eats recommended, and critically review each spoonful like Siskel and Ebert.  Some of the places were good, but we were mostly disappointed and felt that we could do it better. Each weekend we took turns making breakfast / brunch, trying to secretly one up each other.  Recently she came up with the idea of making mini frittatas - I've always found them to be dry and boring (so I was a bit hesitant heading into it).  Since we made them in a cupcake pan, they came out flavorful, moist, simple, and looked too good to eat.  Here's the recipe - enjoy (I'll probably experiment and add red onions, peppers, and creme fraiche):

4oz - Shredded Cheddar Cheese
3 - Slices of Thick Cut Apple Smoked Bacon (minced)
3 tbsp - Chives (chopped)
8 - Eggs
2 tbsp - Butter (room temperature)
Fresh Ground Pepper

1) Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
2) Cook the minced bacon until ready and put aside to drain on a napkin.
3) Beat the eggs in a bowl.
4) Mix together the cheese, bacon, chives, and a few grinds of pepper.
5) Take a napkin and spread the butter over the 12 muffin tins.
6) Put a spoonful of the cheese, bacon, and chive mixture into each tin equally.
7) Ladle in the beaten egg into each muffin cup and bake for 12 minutes until golden brown.
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