Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins
"My father loves to entertain, and these butter egg delights are one of his favorite items to serve at brunch," informs Amy. The leftovers are perfect to reheat in the microwave on busy mornings, so Dad always stashes a few aside for me to take home once the party is over." Source : "Quick Cooking Magazine, March-April 2002, p.32"
- 1⁄2 lb fresh mushrooms, sliced
- 4 green onions, chopped
- 1 tablespoon butter or 1 tablespoon margarine, plus
- 1⁄2 cup butter or 1⁄2 cup margarine, divided
- 1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 10 eggs, lightly beaten
- 16 ounces shredded monterey jack cheese
- 2 cups small curd cottage cheese
- In a skillet, saute the mushrooms and onions in 1 tablespoon butter until tender.
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt.
- In another bowl, combine eggs and cheeses.
- Melt remaining butter; add to egg mixture.
- Stir into dry ingredients along with mushroom mixture.
- Fill greased muffin cups three-fourths full.
- Bake at 350°F for 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
- Carefully run the knife around edge of muffin cups before removing.
Great basic recipe that you can add to and personalize to your on preference. I added bacon and red bell peppers to mine. I did cut it in half as wanted to try them out before investing that many eggs - but next time I'll make the full recipe so I can have more in the freezer for those busy days when I've no time to make breakfast. This would be an easy recipe to change in so many ways to keep it from getting boring. Thanks for posting.
People -- you need to try these!!! They are AWESOME!!!! I can't believe this recipe has been on Zaar for all these years and has not been reviewed. I made these exactly as written except I did finely dice up some ham to add. I used my silicone muffin pans and these fell right out. I have them in the freezer now and plan to pull them out as needed for a quick breakfast. I'm so excited to have found this recipe. I might try adding a small can of diced green chilies to it the next time. It deserves more than 5 stars!
My mom (and helpers) made an assortment of these for Easter breakfast at church earlier in the year by adding ham, bacon, spinach, green chiles, etc. and they went over very well. I recently made some for myself adding some diced up leftover Thanksgiving turkey and switching the cheese to extra sharp cheddar. Also added a dash of ground black pepper. Planning to try with other additional add-ins (bacon, ham, etc). I took out at 25 minutes and they were perfectly cooked.