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Old 11-18-2020, 07:08 PM   #1
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Instant Pot® Egg Bites, My Way

Okay, so this is IP cooking for only my 6th time, so
here we go.

In another thread, I made mention that I saw some Egg Bites
for sale in our local market for a fairly good chunk of change,
and that I could make these for far less money in my Instant Pot®.

Game on!

I did some research on the WWW on Egg Bites and did
my usual of a mish-mash from different recipes
to create my own version.
Mainly because, almost all of the recipes called for Cottage Cheese,
which I know darn well that DH WILL NOT EAT! Never tried that with him,
nor will I ever

Here's what I did:
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Clean 3 four ounce mason jars (well 2 + an 8 oz'er `cuz that's all I had)
Butter the inside of each jar, well (ssshhh! don't tell DH )
In a 2 C. measuring cup, whisk together:
2 large Eggs
1/4 C. Whole Milk
2 Tbsp. grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese
S&P to taste

In the bottom of each jar, sprinkle about 1 tsp. Bacon Bites
(reads as to your taste)

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Pour in the Egg mixture to fill each jar about half way.
Cover with tin foil.
In your Instant Pot®, place the trivet along with 1 cup of water.

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Carefully place the filled jars onto the trivet.
Close and seal your IP.
"Steam" on "Normal" for 8 minutes.
Do a Natural Release for 10 minutes.

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Release the vent value and using a jar lifter (or a pot holder works too),
remove the jars to a cooling rack.

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Sprinkle 2 Tbsp. of grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese between the 3 Egg Bite tops.

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Run a butter knife around the edge of the Egg Bites and extricate to your plate.

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... and devour while still warm.


Our opinions?
Both DH and I said the same thing, it's okay, but we don't see all the hop-la over these. They're basically omelets.
I think if I were hosting say a Sunday Brunch Buffet, I would serve these, but for just us two, meh, NO!

Now, to be fair, I will try this again using the
Cottage Cheese, just not when I'm feeding DH

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Old 11-18-2020, 07:59 PM   #2
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I usually make a dozen (not in the IP, just the oven) in silicone cupcake pans, eat two hot and allow the rest to cool, put by twos into ziplocks and stash in the freezer. Pull out of freezer the night before and into the fridge, 60 seconds in the MW in the morning...instant breakfast.

I have made these with broccoli and cheese, red peppers and asparagus with parmesan, basically anything you would put in an omelet.
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Old 11-19-2020, 01:18 PM   #3
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I usually make a dozen (not in the IP, just the oven) in silicone cupcake pans, eat two hot and allow the rest to cool, put by twos into ziplocks and stash in the freezer. Pull out of freezer the night before and into the fridge, 60 seconds in the MW in the morning...instant breakfast.

I have made these with broccoli and cheese, red peppers and asparagus with parmesan, basically anything you would put in an omelet.
Since I've finally gotten DH on board with buying an RV,
I was thinking that these would be good for quick
travel day breakfast, ricotta cheese, roasted red peppers, mushrooms, sweet Italian Sausage crumbles ... coffee, fruit, two Egg Bites ... on the road!!
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YUM!!!
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