Mason Jar Scrambled Eggs -YUM

The phrase: Reheated Scrambled Eggs sends many people into YUCK FACE mode. Yes, it is true that reheating scrambled eggs, many times, ends with a dried out, tasteless lump that makes you dread eating them. But this recipe takes reheated scrambled eggs and marries them with a “frittata” style, creating what the internet is now referring to as “egg muffins”. By adding dairy or nut milk, there is enough moisture to keep them enjoyable all week long. To add a little flavor, try adding Greek yogurt. This lends a helping hand to the proteins and keeps them surrounded in a dense bath that slows the drying process when cooked initially and reheated later in the week. pixabay.com

Recipe: Mason Jar Frittatas

  • 3 pint sized mason jars, with lids
  • 12 large eggs
  • ¾ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2-3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted (or other delicious fat)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Any additional ingredients your heart desires

That’s it. Why such a short ingredient list? This leaves room for customization. Everyone likes different things, and no one is going to tell you what you should add here. Everyone enjoys their eggs a little differently, so add what you like and make it your own!

Instructions:

Brush the insides of the jars with the butter, and stuff them with ingredients.

Whisk the eggs together until a cohesive mixture forms and there are no streaks of white visible. Season with salt and pepper,  add in the yogurt, and continue to whisk until smooth.

Divide the egg mixture into the jars, taking into consideration that these will puff up when cooked, so make sure you leave room for expansion.

Place the jars on a cookie sheet, and bake them in a 350℉ oven for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. They’re going to be screeching hot, so give them a few minutes to cool and deflate before consuming. REMEMBER- hot glass WILL shatter if cooled too quickly, such as with water- so BE CAREFUL! Once they’re cooled sufficiently, they can be kept in the fridge for up to five days. (If you don’t eat them all at once!)

To reheat, remove the lid and cover with a paper towel. Zap them for a minute and you’ll be in egg heaven.

These dishes are an excellent way to clean out the fridge of any leftovers.