Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Ham & Swiss Mini Frittatas

I love these things.  This recipe has been in my repertoire for almost a decade. They are perfect breakfast option for a brunch when you have time to prepare or make them in advance (like I did this time for the baby shower) and warm them up before serving.  Ham and Swiss pair wonderfully with the scrambled eggs and scallions are a great addition to eggs.  These are light and fluffy but full of flavor and got rave reviews from the shower guests.  One guest even popped back into the kitchen to snag one on her way out while I was cleaning up!  I expected people to take desserts home, but this appetizer was apparently a big win if people are grabbing one for the road!

This recipe comes from Rachael Ray's 30-Minute Get Real Meals, but I adapted it slightly for the shower.  I used 50% more ingredients, turkey ham instead of ham (because that's what I had), shredded Swiss instead of deli (to allow more melty cheese throughout the small, bite-sized pieces), used scallions instead of chives (because I like the flavor a little better and had them on hand for other recipes), omitted the hot sauce (this time--I think because I forgot) and made them in a mini muffin tin rather than a standard to keep with the bite-sized theme.  It's the first time I made them mini and they were perfect.  I like the slightly browned edge and the burst of ham and cheese flavor you get when you pop it in your mouth.  I've made these with cheddar, broccoli and spinach as well--try any combination you like with your eggs.  To make them standard size, use 2/3 of the ingredients and bake for 10-12 minutes. These frittatas freeze wonderfully and you can reheat them from frozen in the microwave or the oven.   Super easy to make ahead, whip up a batch on Sunday morning, pop them in the freezer and have enough for a quick and healthy breakfast all week long.

Ham & Swiss Mini Frittatas


12 eggs
1/4 cup milk
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup diced ham or turkey ham
1 cup shredded Swiss Cheese
2 scallions, sliced

In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk and salt and pepper until well scrambled.

Spray a mini-muffin tin with cookie spray.  Evenly distribute ham, cheese and scallions into each mini muffin tin.

Pour egg mixture over filling in each mini-muffin tin until filling is just covered.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes.

Allow to set slightly in pan before removing.  Serve hot or slightly warmed.

Makes 5 dozen mini frittatas.

Happy Baking,
The Cookie Princess

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  1. This looks like a great item to have on the go. I like that you increased the add ins to make them a more sturdy as well as more flavorful. I definitely could put away a few of these savory gems. Great post!

  2. These are so cute..perfect for a brunch! I love that you altered the recipe. I think you made even better :)