Sunday, September 9, 2012

Mini "Eggs in a Nest" (Leftover Edition)- REPOST

Serves 1-2
1T. Coconut Oil (or other fat)
1 Cup Leftover Veggies (I used roasted carrots and celery root, that I had tossed with olive oil and Za'atar. I also added a few pinches of shredded, raw zucchini that I had in the fridge.)
1/2 Cup Leftover Meat (I used shredded pork; a pork shoulder that I slow-cooked with salsa verde)
3 Eggs
Cilantro or Other Fresh Herb, for garnish (optional)

This is what  used for mine,  but you can also use ramekins:
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. 
  2. Use your fingers to smear the coconut oil into three oversized muffin tin cups. 
  3. Distribute the meat and veggies amongst the three cups and form a little indentation for the egg.
  4. Crack eggs and put one egg into each tin, as pictured. Fill remaining, empty, cups with water (about 1/4 full).
  5. Transfer muffin tin to the preheated oven and bake 15-20 minutes, until cooked to your desired doneness. 
  6. Use a spoon to scoop out your egg creations, transfer to your plate, and garnish with fresh herbs. 

This recipe came about because I have little bits (not quite enough to make a full meal) of random leftovers in my fridge that needed to be eaten. I love this "recipe" because all of the prep is done and it doesn't involve any whisking, cutting, or work, other than the filling of muffin tin cups. Easy! 

Let me know if you try this and what combinations you try! 


alissa said...

yum! great idea - i am always looking for new ways to cook eggs :)

Re:Run said...

This looks great! I'm going to have to replicate this with leftover veggies and meat that I have. Very versatile, and I have lots of little ramekins!

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Anonymous said...

I love that you did this in muffin tins! When I crack eggs into leftover veggies I usually just do a huge skillet and throw it in the oven. This makes a much nicer presentation.

because you only live once said...

OMG these nests look genius! what a great idea. thanks for sharing! ~Iva~

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Anonymous said...

I am just discovering frittatas! I love eggs and I want to figure out new ways to eat them. Thanks for the awesome recipe :)

Rachel Russell said...

Is the water important or just so the unused cups don't burn? I'd be making more than 3 at a time. Thanks!

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