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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Small bite ~ Sun Dried Tomatoes

The Sunday Small Bites has been so much fun and here we are in our 3rd week. We have taken one ingredient, and everyone comes up with their own favorite recipe.
Mercy~ this has become a real challenge!
Our secret ingredient this week is Sun Dried Tomatoes. This was not easy to find at the Piggly Wiggly... they carry one variety in the produce department. I'm sure Jerry will probably dry his own tomatoes :-)
I used my sun dried tomatoes to make some small bites of frittattas from a recipe similar to one I found in 'Healthy Cooking'. These would be perfect for a light breakfast, brunch with grits, or even as an appetizer.
Italian Mini Frittatas
2 tablespoons chopped sun-dried tomatoes
2 thin slices prosciutto, finely chopped
1/4 cup chopped shallots
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1-1/2 cups milk
2 egg whites
3 eggs
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup shredded Asiago cheese
1/2 cup artichoke hearts, rinsed, drained and chopped
2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
salt & pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350°
Place tomatoes in a small bowl; add 1/2 cup boiling water. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Drain and set aside.
In a skillet, saute the prosciutto, shallots and garlic in butter until shallots are tender. Remove from the heat; set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk flour and milk until smooth; whisk in the egg whites and eggs until blended. Stir in the cheeses, artichokes, basil, salt, pepper, and reserved tomatoes and prosciutto mixture.
Coat 12 muffin cups with cooking spray; fill with egg mixture. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Carefully run a knife around edges to loosen and remove from pan.
Now, let's see what small bites we get from the other 'nibblers'.
Leave your link on Mr Mcklinky.
Y'all enjoy!
Next week's secret ingredient ~~~Avocado ~~~


Char said...

those sounds so yummy

Deborah said...

Ooohh. So yummy looking. And the melon on the side looks like a great pairing.

Anonymous said...

Behave! There was no self-drying of the flipping tomatoes. mind you - I do have a bunch of san marzanno tomatoes and I COULD have dried them. Tasting wine won out.

Love the frittat idea . . .

Jerry said...

I do not like coming up as 6p00d83451ef2569e2! LOL

Baked Alasla said...

Sounds like a lovely brunch or appetizer dish. Cheese, eggs,sundried tomatoes-you can't go wrong. By the way-if you have a Walmart close, I found sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil in the section with the spaghetti sauce.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Char~ We have leftovers.
Deborah~ proscuitto needs melon!
Jerry~ what is this with the 6p00d83451...? You know I can find you!
Cindy Ruth~ Bill wouldn't let me in the door with a Walmart shopping bag. I will continue to support the Pig!

Chef E said...

We only have one Piggly here in Texas, and I always have to go by there if I am in the area!

I love sun dried tomatoes!!!

Maria I. said...

I love frittatas! I'll have mine for breakfast, brunch AND as an appetizer, thank you very much. :)

Annie said...

This is such a great recipe. Can't wait to try it.

The Food Hunter said...

I love sun dried tomatoes!

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Love Sweetie plans on drying 'maters as soon as his peppers are done and this recipe, well, yummeeeeeeee !


katiez said...

What a wonderful idea!
Avocado, eh?

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey, Sandi! Hope ya'll are doing good. This looks delish, I love anything with sundried tomatoes. We'll have to do Joe's again soon.

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