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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.