A blog reader asked me to make a "bites" version with a "surprise in the middle" so per her request this is what I came up with. These are soooo good. They reminded me of those "stuffed crust" pizzas.
I served the bites with a variation on my Italian Bean Salad. I was out of tomatoes so I added sliced Sicilian and Kalamata olives instead.
Shelly's Bruschetta Bites
5 Green Onions, diced
1/2 Yellow Onion, diced
2 cloves of Garlic, diced
1 teaspoon Butter
1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
a few twists of Black Pepper
1/2 cup Bruschetta Sauce, drained of excess liquid (I used Trader Joe's but Contadina & Buitoni make one too - find in the fresh pasta section)
5 Eggs, beaten
1/4 cup Parmesan, grated
1 Tablespoon fresh Basil, chopped
Small fresh Mozzarella balls (nickle size)
Preheat oven to 350 F. Saute onions in butter till golden. Add garlic cook 1 minute more. Set aside to cool.
Mix all ingredients together. Be sure veggie mixture has cooled slightly before adding to egg mixture. Spoon (I use a small ice cream scoop) into a lightly greased mini muffin tin.
I made half the batch with a surprise middle by inserting 1 small fresh mozzarella ball in the middle. Bake for 30 minutes. Makes 24.
Other Eggface "Bites" (think crustless quiches):
Shelly's Beef Fiesta Bites
Shelly's Italian Crab Bites
Shelly's Breakfast Bites
Shelly's Pizza Bites
Shelly's Bacon & Swiss Bites
Shelly's Spinach & Feta Bites (vegetarian)
Shelly's Artichoke Florentine Bites (vegetarian)
Shelly's Zucchini Bites (vegetarian)
Shelly's Mushroom Bites (vegetarian)