Merguez Frittata Muffins – Perfect Picnic Food

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Last Updated on January 12, 2020 by Chef Mireille

Merguez Frittata Muffins  – Perfect Picnic Food are packed with flavor and perfect to serve at any party or take them along to your summer picnic!

 

Merguez Frittata Muffins  - Perfect Picnic Food

Every few months I participate in a Food Blogger Recipe Swap. I was paired this month with the Cheerful Kitchen and these Taco Muffin Tin Eggs immediately caught my attention. I took her idea for these Frittata Muffins and went Middle Eastern with the flavor profile.

Merguez is a Middle Eastern lamb sausage flavored with cumin, coriander, paprika and other Middle Eastern flavors. I love the flavors in this sausage and buy them whenever I find them. Do you like Middle Eastern flavors as much as I do? How about experimenting more with the flavors of the region!

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IN THE MAKING – MAKING MERGUEZ FRITTATA

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These are also good at room temperature so perfect to take along with you to summer picnic’s.

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It’s also great for breakfast with some fresh berries! If you’re on a low carb diet, these Merguez Frittata Muffins – Perfect Party Food are full of protein and a great way to start the day!

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Merguez Frittata Muffins – Perfect Picnic Food

Easy frittata muffins are perfect for brunch, any party or picnic.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Continental
Servings: 18

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 8 ½ oz. merguez sausage
  • 1 finely chopped jalapeno
  • 2 chopped scallions
  • 1 cup sliced shitake mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley
  • 9 eggs
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 chopped plum tomato
  • ½ cup grated smoked gouda
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Remove merguez from casings and chop.
  • In a skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of oil.
  • Add merguez. Saute until sausage is cooked through.
  • Drain out excess oil.
  • Add mushrooms, jalapeno and scallions. Saute until vegetables are softened.
  • Add cilantro and parsley. Toss to combine.
  • In a bowl, whisk eggs, milk, salt and pepper until combined.
  • Add tomato. Add cooked merguez combination and mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Add cilantro and parsley. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Add cheese and mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Spray a muffin tin or silicone muffin molds with non stick spray.
  • Fill muffin molds ¾ full.
  • Bake 20-25 minutes until set.
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