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, 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


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