So I’ve mentioned on Facebook that I’m having MAJOR insomniac issues this weekend. I’m not sure if it’s because of the stress of my apartment building being sold and not knowing if I’ll have a place to live, or if it’s because I’m not sure if I’ll have a job past the end of this month, but apparently Poor Girl’s subconscious mind is dealing with some stuff that won’t let her sleep. Still, my sleep loss is your gain and I’ve whipped up a few fun recipes that I’ll be posting in the next few days (one of which will be posted later today). But despite insomnia, I realized this morning that I absolutely HAD to eat something substantial before I got sick, so I decided to kill two birds with one stone and create a new breakfast recipe that I could share with everybody.
As well as I did with my awesome food shopping last weekend, I have to admit I neglected to buy enough breakfast options. Sure, I have a few breakfast quinoa recipes I can whip out if worse comes to worst, but for a Sunday breakfast, I like to have something a little more special. When I peered into the fridge I found I had very few eggs left, so I couldn’t make the egg-filled crepes that I had originally been craving. Baked eggs seemed like a fun option but I wasn’t really feeling the ingredient combos I could make out of what I had. However, I did find baby spinach, chives, and the red potatoes I bought at last weekend’s farmer’s market, so I decided these could actually make a fun little frittata. The problem was, I only had 4 eggs. That does not a decent-sized frittata make! Unless it’s a very tiny little frittata, and with some cute little ramekins in my kitchen, I knew I could make some pretty tasty, tiny breakfasts.
This is another great way to entertain any guests you might have over for brunch on a nice weekend, as they give a slightly nicer presentation than a standard frittata and definitely keep the portions under control. The best part is, you can make these out of just ONE medium potato? How many recipes can serve 3-4 people using just ONE potato? And don’t let the small size of these little guys fool you, either; just one is enough to be satisfying, actually, and if you serve it with a side of fresh fruit and a slice of whole-grain toast, you have a fabulous, perfectly balanced breakfast for just pennies. Gotta love that!