These egg bites are the perfect protein for your holiday brunch. Make ahead and enjoy the festivities.
- 6 large eggs
- 1¼ cups (4% milkfat) cottage cheese
- 1¼ cups shredded Gruyère (or a blend of Gruyère and Cheddar or Monterey Jack)
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- ½ teaspoon hot sauce
- 1 oz Soli Organic Baby Spinach leaves, or ⅔ cup (packed), finely chopped
- 2 scallions, dark green parts only, finely chopped
- Bring a kettle of water to a boil. Preheat the oven to 300°F and set one rack in the middle position and another in the lowest position.
- Place a 9x13-inch metal or ceramic baking dish on the lower rack and fill it halfway with the boiling water from the kettle. This will create steam in the oven, which will help the egg bites to cook gently and attain a custardy texture.
- Spray a nonstick muffin pan generously with nonstick cooking spray.
- Combine the eggs, cottage cheese, Gruyère, cornstarch, salt, pepper, and hot sauce in a blender. Blend until completely smooth, about 30 seconds.
- Pour the egg mixture evenly into the prepared muffin pan, filling each well about three-quarters full. Sprinkle the spinach and scallions evenly over the batter. Use a spoon to press the greens into the batter so they are not all floating on top. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes on the middle rack until the eggs are set. You'll know they are done when the egg bites pull away slightly from the edges. Some egg bites may also puff up and look lopsided, but they will settle and deflate as they cool.
- Remove the egg bites from the oven and rest in the pan for about 5 minutes. Use a small spoon to loosen the egg bites from the edges of the pan and carefully lift them out onto a plate. Serve warm.
Make-Ahead/Freezer-Friendly Instructions: Once cool, the egg bites can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave at 50% power for 60 to 90 seconds. The egg bites can also be frozen in an airtight container for up to 2 months. Defrost in the refrigerator overnight and reheat using the microwave.
Recipe adapted from: https://www.onceuponachef.com/recipes/spinach-egg-bites.html#tabrecipe