Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Crustless Chile Relleno Egg Bites

Starbucks Egg White & Red Pepper Egg Bites

My most favorite food of all time 
are these 
from Starbucks.

I could eat them 
for every meal

They are so good, but they are pricey at about $4.00!

These have inspired me
to make my own version.

I do not own a sous vide machine nor do I care to. 

I found several "sous vide" options

Cooking them in a mason jar in a water bath
(that scared me a little, vision glass shattering everywhere)


Cooking them in a water bath
by placing the muffin pan on a sheet pan with water

They look really pretty, but I didn't like the texture.
They were too mushy. 

So, I decided to take my favorite 
quiche-like, frittata-like recipe

that I blogged about it back in 2009
make them into my own egg bites

These are not sous videed.

Crustless Chile Relleno Egg Bites

They don't look pretty but they sure are good!

The challenge is that they stick in the muffin pan.

This was my second attempt to make them.
I tried spraying cupcake liners with oil, 
but they still stuck in the pan

Back to the test kitchen on that

Below is the recipe.  
I use it for a base recipe.  
You can change up the cheeses or add other
 ingredients such as bell peppers, onion, spinach, etc

I added Italian Turkey Sausage 

I get this at Aldi.  
I love it as a ground beef replacement.
Ground turkey is just too bland.
 I use this in italian dishes, chili, tacos, etc.
It's a great ingredient for meal prepping.

If you do not have an Aldi grocery store near you, 

Crustless Chile Relleno Egg Bites
1/2 lb. grated cheddar cheese
1/2 lb. grated pepper jack cheese
5 eggs
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 2/3 cup  half-and-half
1 - 4 oz. can of diced green chiles, drained
1/4 cup picante sauce

1/4 cup turkey sausage

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mixed grated cheeses and spread evenly in buttered muffin pan.
Beat eggs with hand mixer, add flour slowly, and then beat in half-and-half. I beat until frothy as it makes the eggs fluffy.
If mixture is lumpy, strain it.
Pour egg mixture over cheeses in muffin pan.
Carefully spoon chiles & other add-ins over the surface, then spoon picante sauce over all.
Bake 25-30 minutes or until center is set. 

(I'd check at 20 minutes as some oven temperatures varies)


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