Faux Sous Vide Egg Bites

Friday, December 13, 2019

Brought to you by Pete & Gerry's Organic Eggs.

In less than two weeks, you may have a house full of guests for the holidays. The holidays are a time to delight in spending time with friends and family. Not only are you playing host, but you also want to spend time catching up with your guests not just catering to them. With people coming and going from your home and last minute holiday prep, things will get pretty hectic very fast.

This is the time of year where early preparation is your best friend, and one of the easiest ways to do that is with food. Prepared, grab-and-go foods are great to have on hand for guests to pick from when they need a quick meal, an afternoon snack, or something to grab as they are heading out the door for a holiday concert or light show.

For me, breakfast seems to be the meal that's the hardest for me to pull off at-the-moment, so I like to prepare, in advance, a low carb, high protein treat that makes it welcoming for everyone to sit down and enjoy a meal to kick off the day. Eggs are an easy way to fuel for a busy day ahead. I like to cook and bake with Pete and Gerry's Organic Eggs. Pete and Gerry's is dedicated to the humane treatment of animals, sustainability, and to small-farming practices.

I love that at Pete and Gerry's Organic Eggs, the family has been farming for over three generations. It produces the highest quality organic, free range eggs possible. All the eggs are produced without antibiotics, synthetic pesticides, GMOs, or animal by products. In 2003, Pete and Gerry's Organic Eggs became the first Certified Humane® egg farm in the country, under the auspices of Humane Farm Animal Care. I take pride in knowing that I am feeding my family, friends, and guests with the very best eggs possible.

These faux sous vide egg bites are so easy to make (although they do take 60 minutes to bake) and are fun to put together because anything goes here. You can add any kind of fixings to the egg mixture. This recipe doesn't require a sous vide cooker. Just a cookie sheet, a muffin tin, and your oven will get the job done. And to really impress your guests, ask them before they arrive what kind of veggies, cheeses, and meats they love to add to omelettes so you can knock their socks off!

I made two different kinds of egg bites. One is a green and red pepper with cheddar cheese and the other is spinach and feta.

*Note: I beat the eggs and added the light cream and then divided the egg mixture between two bowls. I added the different types of veggies to each bowls and then mixed to combine well. 

Coconut oil spray
1 dozen eggs
1/2 cup light cream or half and half
1 cup veggies of your choice, diced
1 cup cheese of your choice, shredded (cheddar, mozzarella, etc.) or crumbled (feta, goat, gorgonzola, etc.)
1/2 cup meat of your choice, diced (optional)
Salt and pepper

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Spray the muffin tin with the coconut oil spray or use olive oil to grease the tin. Set aside.
3. Divide the egg mixture between two bowls if you plan to make two different types of bites. *See note in bold above.

4. Add the veggies, cheeses, meat (if using), and a sprinkle each of salt and pepper to each of the bowls and mix to combine ingredients.
5. Using a soup ladle, spoon the mixture to the muffin tins until they are 3/4 full.
6. Fill a 9x11 baking dish halfway with warm water, then place the greased muffin tin overtop.
7. Bake in the oven for 60 minutes or until eggs are set. Remove egg bites from the tin once cool, serve, and enjoy!

If you like this recipe, you can find more egg recipes on Pete and Gerry's web site here.

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