Thursday, April 10, 2008

Mushroom Bites

I made these last night for dinner. I love this combo of mushrooms, thyme and gruyere. If you can't find gruyere you can substitute swiss cheese. These were so good but seriously you can toss pretty much anything into these bites. I haven't had a failure yet.

They are one of my favorite post weight loss surgery meals with a scoop of my Italian Bean Salad. If you aren't into "fungus" check out my other bites below.

Shelly's Mushroom Bites

5 Green Onions, diced
8 Mushrooms, diced (I used a combo of Crimini and White)
1 teaspoon Butter
1/2 teaspoon dried Thyme
1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
a few twists of Black Pepper
1/3 cup Tomato, diced (I used S&W canned, drained)
5 Eggs, beaten
1/2 cup Gruyere, shredded (If you can't find Gruyere substitute Swiss)
1/2 cup Parmesan, grated

Preheat oven to 350 F. Saute onions and mushrooms in butter till golden. 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. Bake for 30 minutes or until centers are firm. Makes 24.

Serve as a weight loss surgery friendly appetizer, light meal with a salad, or breakfast. These particular bites are great if you have vegetarian friends coming over.

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)


Anonymous said...

eggface your a rock star in my book.
I have a binder I keep just for your cooking ideas.

thanks for all the great healthy ideas

many thanks

Anonymous said...

Has anyone used Egg Beaters for these instead of Eggs? The Dieticians told us to limit our whole eggs to 2 a week?

frenchforoohlala said...

I just took these out of the oven and they look great! I really needed breakfasts I could make in advance, thanks! (I'm pre-op, but the doctor has me on low carb, so these are ideal.)


Duh News Scooper said...

Do these hold up well if frozen for use later?

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Yes they freeze well. Defrost in fridge. Reheat in oven or toaster oven.