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simply delicious mini frittatas

Easy, delightful and wonderful method to serve eggs for a group of people.  Mini or cupcake size, the frittatas can be partially prepared in advanced and then cooked off 30 minutes before guests are ready to eat.

You can also substitute the ingredients with other combinations- sausage, onions, grated cheddar cheese, tomatoes, zucchini.  It is really the ideal dish for any brunch.

simply delicious mini frittatas

Easy, delightful and wonderful method to serve eggs for a group of people.  Mini or cupcake size, the frittatas can be partially prepared in advanced and then cooked off 30 minutes before guests are ready to eat.

You can also substitute the ingredients with other combinations- sausage, onions, grated cheddar cheese, tomatoes, zucchini.  It is really the ideal dish for any brunch.

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Ingredients

Recipe serves: 8-12
2 small shallots, finely diced
12 slices bacon, roughly chopped
4 finely sliced fresh basil leaves
1 1/2 cups of Fontina cheese (or a mixture of parmesan, asiago, provolone)
10 eggs
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper
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thoughts&stories

Why use a shallot rather than onion?  Shallots tend to be sweeter and less strong compared to onions.  In dishes where you may want a more delicate “onion” flavor, shallots are are wonderful addition.

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simply delicious mini frittatas
  • time
    1 hour
  • serves
    8
  • skill level
    Medium

Ingredients

Directions

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Preheat oven to 375F(190C) and lightly grease a 12 cup or 24 cup muffin tin with olive oil.

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Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a sauté pan. Add the shallots and sauté for 2 minutes, until tender.

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Lower heat and add the bacon pieces cooking until crisp- be sure to stir to assure even cooking and that the shallots, do not burn.

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In a large bowl using a whisk, combine the eggs with heavy cream and the basil. Set aside.

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Take the bacon and shallot mixture and divide mixture into the muffin tins.

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Take the cheese and do the same- reserving about half a cup for the top.

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Place the egg mixture into a liquid measuring cup (with a spout) and then evenly pour over the filling in each cup, right to the top.

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Sprinkle each with a bit more cheese and place in oven.

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Bake the frittatas for 20 to 25 minutes, until puffed and lightly browned on top. Cool for 5 minutes, remove with a small knife onto a serving plate. These can be served hot or warm.