I got this recipe ages and ages ago from my friend Kim's mom. I rarely make them because it's one of those brunch items that you take to events, and I guess I don't go to that many brunch events.
Today, though, I got to make them for the Wilsons, as they were here for their bi-annual drive through Des Moines. Gosh, I love that family. Not only are they fun and awesome, but they love eating just as much as I do.
The egg-eaters in our two families thoroughly enjoyed these yummy little puffs. They're tender, and somewhat light-tasting, with only a hint of the green chile flavor. They're salty, cheesy, soft, and very satisfying.
I have a few left that I'm going to try freezing, and I'll try to remember to put an update on here of how that goes.
Individual Cheese and Egg Puffs
- 10 large eggs
- 12 oz. small curd cottage cheese
- 1 pound jack cheese, grated
- 4 to 5 ounces Gruyere cheese, grated
- 1 can diced green chilies
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour (I used Better Batter Gluten Free AP Flour)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
- Prepare the day/night before.
- In a large bowl, beat eggs until lemon colored.
- Blend in cottage cheese, jack cheese, Gruyere cheese, and diced chilies. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.
- The next morning, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the dry ingredients and the melted butter to the egg mixture, and mix well.
- Generously grease 24 medium size (2 to 2 1/2 inch) muffin cups (original recipe says 30, but mine only yielded 24).
- Divide egg mixture evenly among muffin cups, filling them about 3/4 full.
- Bake at 350 degrees for about 30-35 minutes, or until tops are golden and feel firm.
- Let stand 10 minutes, and then run a knife around each muffin cup to loosen the egg puff.
- Gently lift puffs out.
- Serve hot or at room temperature.
|Right after mixing the eggs, cheese, and chilis|
|After the addition of the dry ingredients the next day|
|Pan is ready to go into the oven|
|Hello, delicious cheesy, salty, eggy goodness.|
|I may have eaten a couple more after these two.|