23 May 2016

Picnic Ideas - Mini Frittatas

With 100 days of sunshine expected you might be planning a few picnics in the park or tea times on the terrace and therefore seeking some tasty recipe ideas. Quiche Lorraine is a classic French dish, traditionally made from a savoury custard, which can be served hot or and cold and is perfect for parties or as a light lunch. This crustless version, or frittata in bite size pieces, is equally as delicious but minus the pastry and lower in calories. The mini portions are great for popping into your picnic basket to serve on paper plates in the sunshine and leftovers, if there are any, can go into lunch boxes the following day or into the fridge to be eaten as breakfast on the go.




Ingredients

(Makes 24)
8 medium eggs
200ml milk
60g strong grated cheddar
6 rashers of bacon
6 cherry tomatoes

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
  • Remove any fat from the bacon then dice and dry fry it in a pan over a low heat. Cook it until it's starting to brown and then move it to one side to cool slightly while preparing the rest of the dish


  • Whisk together the eggs and milk in a bowl and then mix in the bacon and cheese


  • Chop the tomatoes into tiny pieces and whisk these in too, or if you prefer you can divide them evenly between the muffin tray holes


  • Pour the mixture into the 24 holes of a mini muffin tray and place in the oven. My tin is super non-stick but you might want to grease yours with a little butter first
  • Cook for 18-22 minutes until springy to the touch, risen and golden
  • Remove them carefully with a spoon
  • Scoff!




These are incredibly versatile so if you're looking to boost your family's vegetable intake you can easily sneak in some broccoli, pepper, sweetcorn, shredded spinach or peas. If you want to make these specifically for breakfast you can add in some cooked sausage, onion and potato too.
You can pretty much combine whatever flavour combinations you like, or have available at home, to suit your taste. If you want them larger in size for bigger appetites just pour the mixture into a standard sized muffin tray and increase the cooking time accordingly and if you want to make this into a quiche pour the mixture into a 22cm pastry case and cook until set.




We are EggCentric ambassadors for British Lion Eggs so we will be sharing lots of egg based recipes both on my blog and over on the Egg Recipes website. You can see my Spicy Egg One Pot just here or take a peek at my Eggs with Chorizo and Asparagus recipe here. Eggs aren't just for scrambling - they are a great source of protein and vitamins so try something new with them today.





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57 comments :

  1. I have made these and used different things in them like tuna, ham, spring onion. great hot or cold

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  2. These look great, thanks for the recepe x

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  3. These are so delicious :) They went down well with all the family :) Than you for sharing this lovely recipe :) X x

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    1. Thank you Tracey :) I'm glad you enjoyed them x

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  4. These look really tasty. I love making quiche for picnics, it's amazing how versatile eggs are!

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  5. I'm having a little BBQ the weekend and these little guys are going to be the perfect addition along with my meats. Dying to try these, they look delish!

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  6. Love love love these! I'm set to make a picnic for a festival next week so I'll be making these! x

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  7. OMG, my lot would love these! They look yummy x

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  8. Oh this is a great idea, perfect for picnics, parties and packed lunches. I do love a frittata and in mini, yummy.

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  9. I love frittata but hadn't thought to cook them individually like this. Fab idea!

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  10. I have made these before as they are great for little lunchboxes too, might have to give them another go!

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  11. They look delicious. Perfect for lunchboxes as well as picnics! I will definitely be making them! :)

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  12. these look lovely, what a fab idea!

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  13. They look so good... I'd probably eat them all as soon as they came out the oven ;)

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  14. They sound lovely, my kids would love them. I'm going to give them a try. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Oh these look nice and easy to make! May have to try making with tuna.

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  16. We had our first picnic a couple of weekends ago - these look like they would have been the perfect addition

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  17. what a fab idea so much better than chips and great for kids will have to try these for my children thank you for sharing.

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  18. These sound so delicious! What a great idea for a healthy snack!! x

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  19. These look and sound amazing! I am defo going to give these a try!

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  20. These look lovely and so easy to make! I will have to give them a try, thank you for sharing the recipe! x

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  21. I make these often as they're great for snacking on and I can make them Slimming World friendly :)

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  22. We make these a lot too, as breakfast treats if we are going out for the day. They are ace

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  23. Times like this I WISH my boys didn't have an egg allergy!! These look amazing. I might make some for myself!! :) x

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  24. looks a healthy snack

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  25. A lovely healthy idea, thanks for the recipe :)

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  26. These look great, and my boys would like them.

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  27. Love the sound of these, great for breakasts, picnics or just snacking!

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  28. Mmmm. They look so delicious and would be so versatile. Picnics, lunches and canapes for a start.

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  29. These look so tasty! Would make picnics more exciting that's for sure :) x

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  30. I love the idea of making these for breakfast, I could sneak veggies in for their first meal of the day!

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  31. Look tasty and easy to make. Will defo try out on the family

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  32. I've never made these before, they look really simple, might give them a go this weekend

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  33. Delicious! Thanks for the recipe, i will have to try x

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  34. Delicious! Thanks for the recipe, i will have to try x

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  35. Ooh these are fabulous, they look so good I can almost smell them. Superb idea :)

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  36. love cucumber sandiches on a picnic!

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  37. These look so tasty I'm going to make them soon and maybe also add some mushroom into them , thank you for sharing this with us 😃

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  38. These look yum and can be adapted for lots of different flavours!

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  39. These look soo delicious, im definately going to try this

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  40. I love making mini egg muffins. So great for a snack or quick lunch.

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  41. I love making mini everything doesn't matter what i make if there is some left then i will make mini ones

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  42. We made this, except the bacon (I'm veggie), we added courgettes and they were delicious :)

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  43. These would also be great for snacks at home.

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  44. Great idea looks lovely my kids will love these

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  45. These sound absolutely delicious - and fun for the kids to get involved in making them xx

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  46. These look so good, I'm going to try but switch bacon for chorizo! :D

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  47. quick and easy snack to make. def gonna try them soon. look yummy. :)

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  48. yummy they look delicious and so easy too

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  49. Love these ideas!

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  50. quick and easy, cant wait for nice weather to take on a picnic

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