By Shannon Sarna, Kveller.com
Passover is bad enough without having to feed your kids, too. And breakfast during Passover can be pretty tricky: No toast, no oatmeal, no (palatable) cereal, and no traditional syrup-drenched pancakes. Aside from making matzoh brei every day, the options are somewhat limited for American kids.
A few years ago we started making egg in hash brown nests from The Pioneer Woman, one of my favorite bloggers and TV personalities, so I adapted the recipe to include scrambled eggs and even a little color in the form of a vegetable. If your kids don’t like peppers, you could also try spinach, broccoli, or even sweet potato. Or just leave out a veggie altogether.
These little muffins are portable and can be re-heated, so you can make a big batch to help ease the Passover cooking just a little.
Scrambled Egg Potato Muffins
2 medium-large Yukon gold potatoes
3 large eggs
1-1/2 Tbs. milk
1/2 cup chopped bell pepper (or other veggie)
1/4 cup cheese (cheddar, goat, or feta recommended)
Salt and pepper
- Preheat oven to 400º. Place whole potatoes in the oven and roast until almost totally cooked, but not quite edible — around 25 minutes.
- Cut potatoes open and allow to cool. Peel off skin (it should come off pretty easily). This step can also be done the night before to save time.
- Grate potatoes and season well with salt and pepper.
- Increase oven temperature to 425º.
- Whisk together eggs, milk, cheese, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
- Grease a standard size muffin tin. Push shredded potatoes into the bottom and sides of each cup.
- Pour about 2 Tbs/ of egg mix into each cup and top with diced red pepper. Don’t allow them to sit too long — pop them quickly into the oven.
- Bake 12-14 minutes until the eggs are golden and baked, and the sides of the potatoes are starting to brown.
- Using a small spatula or butter knife, loosen sides of egg-potato muffins and remove. Serve warm.
Yields 12 potato-egg muffins.
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