Thursday, February 3, 2011

Crustless Quiche: Patty Melt Egg Bites

Was watching Diners, Drive-ins and Dives the other day and Guy was eating a patty melt. Pre-op I used to love those... crusty rye bread, juicy burger, gooey cheese. So last night for dinner I made my weight loss surgery friendly version. These are soooo good. Total patty melt but less carbs and more protein. Yum!

Party Food Weight Loss Bariatric Surgery Healthy Cooking BlogShelly's Patty Melt Bites

1 Yellow Onion, diced
1/2 lb. Ground Sirloin
1/2 cup Cheddar Cheese, shredded
5 eggs
1/2 teaspoon Caraway Seed
1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
a few twists of Black Pepper

Preheat oven to 350. Saute onion till golden. Add sirloin and saute till no pink is seen. Breaking it up into bite size pieces with a wooden spoon as it cooks. Set aside to cool. When cool mix all ingredients together.

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22 comments:

Karen Butler Ogle said...

Sounds divine! I will put these on my list for next week.:)

Anonymous said...

looks like another winner....haven't made one of your bites yet that hasn't been a HUGE success!! Thanks for all the awesome recipes!!!!! From both me and my non-op co-workers LOL
Nicole

Susan said...

I can't wait to try these.......I miss patty melts so much! Thanks for sharing

Nella said...

I will definitely have to try these!

Love me my DDD! Guy rocks!

Susan said...

The part I always loved about the patty melt was the sauce on it! Any ideas on reinventing the sauce?

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Susan, I have had patty melts with Thousand Island dressing before but I'm a purist... beef, onions, cheese, rye.

I'd just dip them in a little a teaspoon of TI dressing and a couple of Tablespoons of Greek Yogurt... flavor but less fat, cals, more protein.

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Hope you guys enjoy them as much as I did!

BeckyVDU said...

I haven't had a patty melt in 4ever! thanks for the new mini bite recipe. I can't wait to try them out and I can't wait for your new give away!! P.S. These would be great right now given we're totally iced in here in Texas.

SueZ said...

Just made these and my, they are good. Really can imagine rye toast with that little bite of caraway! Delish!

Sharon said...

You are the queen of tastebud heaven!!!

Kittenator said...

I just found your site, and just in time! I'm starting soft proteins soon and am starting to think up creative ways to eat, cook and live post surgery. I'm overwhelmed with your creativity. :) Congrats on your success and thanks for sharing!

HOA Mgr Lady said...

Do you think you could make this with the raw ground beef and not pre cook? they are so small it seems like it wouldn't take much to bake them?
Ruth

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Glad they are being enjoyed! :) They are my current favs. Had them for the superbowl.

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I'd brown the meat. More flavor imparted and well... the raw meat issue... brown first. You have to brown the onions anyway so 1 pan ;)

Dee said...

I don't have any caraway seeds, can you tell me what I can use instead?

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Dee, Don't make them till you have them ;) It won;t be a patty melt without the Rye "bread"

Dee said...

Couldn't get to the store and had everything ready so I threw some ansie seeds and cumin in instead. You are right, they would have been much better with the taste of rye bread but are still yummy. I just snuck one as they came out of the oven! Thanks!

Susan said...

Finally made the patty melt bites.......and let me say you are a GODSEND! Those totally cured my craving. They were so good! Thanks again for sharing your recipes.
Susan

Candise said...

Had these tonight. LOVE LOVE LOVE them, so do the children!

Patti G Overman said...

Shelly, hubs and I are 4 weeks out and getting very bored with food. We are still in the "eating enough for a baby" stage. Do these freeze well?

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Hi Patti, Congrats to you & your hubby... yes they freeze well, I defrost in fridge and then reheat in either a toaster over or microwave.

Anonymous said...

I am 2 months post-op and just found your blog, which i love! I wanted to know if you knew how may ounces were in each of the bites. I can only have 2 oz of protein and 2 oz of fruit/veggie per meal.

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Ounces vary from pan manufacturer generally they are from 1 oz to 1.5 in mini pans.