Thursday, March 3, 2011

OMELET CUPS, BREAKFAST BURRITOS & TRUCK STOP BUTTERMILK PANCAKES!


BREAKFAST ON THE GO! OMELET CUPS

I love making these omelet cups from time to time to mix it up a bit and have a yummy portable egg breakfast that is easy to heat & enjoy! My favorite way to do this is make a batch on Sunday evening, then have 2 of these little cups for breakfast 3 days the following week...

INGREDIENTS:

Makes 6 egg-omelet cups
5 eggs
1/4 cup non-fat milk
1 piece cheese
1/2 c frozen chopped spinach
1/3 c frozen diced onion
3 frozen sausage patties- thawed and chopped into bits
Dash of hot sauce
Pinch of salt & pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS:

Spray a 6-muffin-tin with non-stick cooking spray.
Whisk the eggs, milk and hot sauce. Then add the onions and spinach, and stir in the chopped up sausage patties until all mixed up. Use a ladle to fill each muffin cup almost to the top (they do rise just a bit). Tear the cheese into 6 equal pieces and float a piece on top of each egg-cup.
Bake at 375 for about 45 minutes (the egg will appear totally cooked and look a bit golden when finished).
Serve with MORE hot sauce!! (the above mix ins are just one of a zillion ways to make these

TRUCK STOP BUTTERMILK PANCAKES

These pancakes are fluffy and delicious. This is a great, easy recipe.

INGREDIENTS:

2 eggs
1/2 c milk
2 Tbsp butter, melted
1 2/3 c buttermilk
1 2/3 c all-purpose flour
1 3/4 tsp baking powder
1 3/4 tsp baking soda
1 pinch of salt
1 Tbsp and 2 tsp sugar

DIRECTIONS:

In a large bowl whisk eggs, butter and milks. In another bowl combine all dry ingredients. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until well combined. Adjust the batter thickness if needed by suing more flour (to make them thicker) or more buttermilk (if they seem too thick). (I didn't need to add a thing- they looked pretty good!)

Heat a large skillet or non-stick griddle to medium/medium-high heat. I use a ladle to pour out the flapjacks onto the griddle. When bubbles start appearing all over the "raw" side of the pancake (facing you) check the "doneness" of the cooked side with a spatula and flip when they are browned to your liking (some peeps like them super golden brown, while others may prefer a lighter pancake).

Serve these with good ole butter and syrup, but they would be awesome with some fruit!
Source: All Recipes

BREAKFAST BURRITOS

A different way to start your day. Burritos with fried eggs, bacon and refried beans topped with melted cheese. Ham or sausage may be substituted for the bacon. Serve with salsa on the side."

INGREDIENTS:

1 pound bacon
10 eggs
1 (16 ounce) can refried beans
8 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese
10 (10 inch) flour tortillas

DIRECTIONS:

Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, and set aside. Wrap the tortillas in foil and warm in the oven.
Fry the eggs in a greased skillet until firm. In a small sauce pan heat the refried beans.
Top each tortilla with refried beans, 2 strips of bacon, 1 egg and a little cheese. Roll tortillas into burritos and serve.

TO FREEZE:

Place burritos on parchment paper lined cookie sheets and freeze until solid. Then wrap individually and package in zip-lock freezer bags.
When you're ready to eat, unwrap the burritos, wrap loosely in microwave safe paper towel and heat in the microwave on high power for 1-3 minutes until hot and cheese is melted.
You can also thaw burritos in the refrigerator overnight, then wrap each in foil and bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes until hot. The thawed burritos can also be deep fried for 3-5 minutes until golden brown and crisp.

3 comments:

Jessica @BeforeTheDawn said...

The omelet cups are neat, gonna have to try them!

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Alright-this is perfect. Tomorrow we are on the road early. I am making the burritos before I go to bed. Then I just have to microwave them before we head out. I have all the ingredients! I'm set. Thanks!
★Linda★

The Charm House said...

Just looking for a good pancake recipe!
Yvette