This week is Teacher Appreciation Week at our elementary school and what better way to show teachers you appreciate them than a good meal! Our PTO put together a very nice grab & go breakfast for the teachers and my contribution was the recipe below. It’s not hard to make and the results are very yummy.
Mini Bacon Potato Frittatas
This originated as a Cooking Light recipe but I made a few tweaks here & there – nothing to effect the calorie count though which is only 55 each!
1/2 package refrigerated hash browns (Simply Potatoes works well)
5 bacon slices (uncooked)
1/2 cup finely chopped sweet onion
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1/2 cup chopped fresh chives
2 tbs grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
6 large egg whites, lightly beaten
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
2. Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, reserving 2 teaspoons drippings in pan. Crumble bacon; set aside. Add potato, onion, salt, and thyme to drippings in pan; cook 8 minutes or until potato is lightly brown over medium-high heat. Remove from heat and place in a large bowl to cool.
3. Combine the potato mixture with bacon, chives, cheese, pepper, egg whites, and eggs, stirring well with a whisk. Coat 36 mini muffin cups with cooking spray. Spoon about 1 tablespoon egg mixture into each muffin cup. Bake at 375° for 16 minutes or until lightly brown. Cool 5 minutes on a wire rack.
4. Remove frittatas from muffin cups by running a knife or spoon around the edges of each.
They taste just as good at room temp as they do fresh out of the oven too so they are perfect for brunches or teacher appreciation breakfasts. 🙂 You can make them the day before and then reheat them in the oven. You can even freeze them for up to a month if you need to. And if you don’t have a mini-muffin tin you can bake this in a 9×13 @375 for approx 15 minutes and cut into squares for serving. Final note, these would also make great appetizers – just put a dab of sour cream on top of each before serving. Gotta love versatile recipes!