Another fun breakfast-on-the-go possibility and boy are they tasty! Fun for the kiddoes, too! These are suitable for Atkins Induction, Keto diets and Primal followers. Omit the cheese if Paleo.
I used a Chicago Metalic dessert bar pan http://www.amazon.com/Purple-Silicone-Sponge-Finger-Bakeware/dp/B00AFRALOS, but other companies make them, too. You can also use a muffin pan but naturally, end up with a muffin shape.
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5 small eggs (had a carton of larges that were all quite small!)
1 medium jalapeno, seeded (more if you want them really spicy)
4 oz. smoked sausage, cut into 1″ chunks
½ c. shredded cheese (I used cheddar)
2 T. olive oil to oil pan
DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 350º. I used a silicone breakfast bar pan, but a muffin pan, Twinkie® pan, or a muffin-top pan will work just fine. You can even use an 8×8″ square pan or loaf pan and cut into 9 portions. Oil 9 slots of your pan with the olive oil using a basting brush. Set aside. In a food processor, blender or bowl, pulse about 10 pulses (or chop by hand) the sausage and jalapeno. My sausage and jalapeno were fairly fine. Add eggs and pulse a couple times. Stir in the cheese. I actually forgot my cheese and just sprinkled it on top after I had filled the pan. Either way will work.
Distribute the mixture evenly in 9 of the pan slots (about 3 T. per slot). Mine were about half full and rose nicely to the top during cooking. Pop into 350º oven for 18-19 minutes or until firm to touch in the center. Remove and cool a bit in the pan. Then with a knife tip, gently loosen each end and lift them onto your serving platter.
These should freeze OK. I would recommend thawing/rewarming on a DEFROST 10-20 seconds in your microwave to just warm them and avoid overcooking to a state of tough and rubbery. I’m personally not too fond of freezing egg, but many people do and don’t mind their results. 🙂
NUTRITIONAL INFO: Makes 9 Hotsie-Totsies, each contains:
135 calories, 11.5 g fat, 0.9 g carbs, 0.04 g fiber, 0.86 g NET CARBS, 6.92 g protein, 180 mg sodium