I was working on my weekly meal plan and making a long past due grocery list when I got stuck on something that the hubs could take to work this week. I am a crazy list maker trying to add some organization to my completely unpredictable life you see. If I keep sending my manly man oatmeal with fruit he will most likely collapse. So I head to the frig and pantry and decide that he will just have to suffer through a meatless breakfast. Really though a man that has to do PT every morning needs some meat and coffee to get his rear in gear. I quickly bring up my Pinterest recipes and start looking for something that I can make from my bare shelves. NOTHING…but I did get inspired by a mini frittatas recipe. Then I remembered working at the hospital and cooking up Potatoes O’brien for the hungry staffers. I could make this work…I have the technology!! Yes, yes slowly a recipe that will be called Potatoes O’Brien Mini Frittatas was born. Because they will be going to work with my hubs this week I baked them in 4 oz mason jars for easy and super cute travel. Don’t tell him I used the words “super cute”. Let’s go with rugged and rustic! Enjoy!
If you are intested in the menu/grocery list that I use here ya GO! Go forth and organize!
Potatoes O’Brien Mini Frittatas in a Jar
6 4oz sterilized canning jars
1 large grated potato
1 Tbs lemon juice
1/4 c diced bell peppers
1/8 c diced onions or chives
2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp crushed black pepper
2-3 eggs (depending on size/ it took 3 medium)
1/4 c milk
1/4 c cheese (I used colby because it is my fav and one thing that I am not out of!)
1 Tbs basil (I used fresh but dried will be fine.)
1/2 cup cooked crumbled sausage
First of all cook and crumble your sausage and turn the oven to 325 to preheat. Rest the sausage on a paper towel to remove excess grease. Peel and grate the potato into a bowl and mix around with the lemon juice and 1tsp of sea salt. (The acidity from the lemon juice not only adds a fresh flavor but also keeps the potatoes from turning the ucky brown color while you are working.) Dice up the peppers and onions and add them and the sausage, remaining salt, and pepper to the potatoes. Stir them up and put equal amounts in the sterile and lightly greased jars. Now put the basil, milk, and eggs in a small bowl and whisk together. Pour the egg mixture over the top of the potatoes in each jar (3-4 Tbs each in my case). Now, divide and sprinkle the cheese on top of each jar. You can add a bit of chopped chives on the top if you want. Now place on a metal baking sheet and cook at 325 for 18-20 minutes. Remove baking sheet and wipe the edges of the jars clean. Place the lids on them and screw the rings on. Allow hot jars to cool and seal up on the counter. After jars cool a bit store them in the refrigerator. Now you have a fast breakfast that is portioned out for you and ready to go. The easier the better. I love breakfast, but not if I have to get up at 4:30 am to make it!! I will send mine with an apple and oatmeal. I hope your family likes taking these quick snacks with them this week. Oh and to reheat just pop off the top and microwave for about a minute. Top with some hot sauce or salsa. Enjoy this not so heavy breakfast dish.
The only complaint that the hubs had was that it wasn’t enough. That is easily fixed by doubling the recipe and using 8oz jars.