Eggs Picante

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Eggs Picante

Eggs Picante

Eggs Picante

Here’s a recipe that is has four things going for it:

  1. It’s super easy to make.
  2. It’s healthy and can easily be not full of calories with the right ingredients.
  3. It looks pretty, decadent and like a soufflé. You and your guests will be impressed.
  4. It can be easily varied to your heart’s desire.

I love recipes like that—don’t you?

Ingredients needed for the basic recipe:

6 large eggs

6 heaping tablespoons plain yogurt (can be any style and even non-fat)

½ Cup Picante or Salsa Sauce

½ Cup grated Cheddar, Jack or a Mexican style Cheese

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

In a blender, whip eggs and yogurt until frothy.

Spray a pretty 9 “pie dish with non-sticking spray and pour the eggs and yogurt into it.

Bake until firm/set and the top is golden (about 20 minutes)

Spread picante sauce over the eggs and sprinkle top with the cheese.

Bake for about 5-10 minutes longer or until cheese has melted.

Some Variations on the Basic

If you wish, you can make individual ones in non-sticking sprayed ramekins.  I use one egg and one heaping tablespoon yogurt per ramekin.   Place the ramekin(s) on a cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees (because they are on a cookie sheet) for 15 to 20 minutes (or until eggs are firm and it’s started turning golden); top with sauce and cheese for five minutes more.

If you have left-overs, they can be refrigerated and reheated in a micro for a little bit.

This goes very nicely with corn bread, Indian Nan, tortillas or yogurt biscuits.

I have also used a nice Hollandaise instead of the picante for a different variety sauce. For the cheese, it can be a shredded Muenster. A little slice of Canadian bacon, some asparagus, and an English muffin for the side for Eggs Hollandaise is perfect.

This is a recipe that you can throw your imagination into and can be easily varied.

Margot is a self-taught enthusiastic & passionate cook. Having been an inn-keeper for 5 years at her own inn, she accumulated a lot of good recipes which she loves to share. For comments, questions, and ideas please feel free to email her:margot6@mindspring.com.

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About TempInnKeeper

Margot loves people and is very energetic and organized. She is also a quick study. Her background includes having renovated, owned and operated an 1887 Victorian bed and breakfast in Paso Robles, CA for 5 years. Her guests loved her and she loved her guests. What a perfect combination. Margot’s marketing skills and love of people also was used in her career as a Realtor and in participating in many charitable non-profit organizations. Margot loves to cook and to offer concierge services to people. She was born in Geneva, Switzerland.; has lived all over CA. including Beverly Hills, in the Silicon Valley area, Paso Robles, the San Joaquin Valley as well as in Sun Valley, ID. She has traveled extensively throughout the world; is a CAL alumni (go Bears!); and also speaks French fluently and Spanish semi-fluently. Her interests are people, cooking, arts, books (look at the blog book club and join if you wish), travel, sports, gardening, painting, music, playing classical piano and animals. Margot Van Horn 208-721-3551 PO Box 3788, Ketchum, ID. margot6@mindspring.com TempInnKeeper@mindspring.com

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