Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Chili Egg Puff

One of the unexpected perks of getting
married was gaining a mother-in-law
who happens to be a great cook and who
is willing to share recipes. Thank you,

I remember the first time I had this at my
in-laws. It was a holiday morning, and I thought,
WOW! I still think that and so I am sharing it
with you.

This is a quick and easy breakfast dish to share with
holiday company, but I've also made it for dinner.
The dudes love it. And on a crazy week like this one,
when I have page proofs and copy edits and a book
all due at the same time, this recipe really saves my
bacon (although, there is none in this recipe it goes
nicely on the side).

Chili Egg Puff


10 eggs
1/2 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 pt cottage cheese
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1/2 cup melted butter
2 cans diced green chilies
1/2 cup diced onion
1/2 cup diced tomato

Beat first 7 ingredients until smooth. Pour into a greased
9 X 13 baking dish. Stir in green chilies, onion and tomato.
Bake at 350 for 35 minutes.

The eggs puff up nice and fluffy and the
cheese and veggies give it a wonderful flavor.
Truly a terrific dish!

Jenn McKinlay
March 2010

aka Lucy Lawrence

Sept 2009
April 2010

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  1. What a yummy, spicy dish! And you know how I love cheese. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Sounds like a quick and delicious recipe. Thanks, I'll have to give it a try.

  3. Jenn - I hear ya on the busy week! Mine is CrAzY too! Your mom-in-law Lynne sounds like a wonderful lady and I love her recipe.

    Cheers and good luck on making it through the next two weeks! LOL!

    "Where coffee and crime are always brewing..."
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  4. What a great idea. Can it be made the day before and popped in the oven in the morning?

    ~ Krista

  5. Thanks, All!

    Krista, how funny. I was wondering if it could be made before hand when I was making it. I'm pretty sure it could, but I would still add the veggies just before baking so their flavor wasn't too strong.

  6. This sounds so good.
    I'm here with you on the crazy week... just realizing how few days are left in November. Yikes!

    I will definitely try this soon.


  7. I wish I'd had this when my company was here in town! They'd have loved it. I'll try it out over Thanksgiving week...thanks!

    Mystery Writing is Murder

  8. Oh my, cheese and green chilies are a wonderful combination. I love easy meals during the holiday season.