At work, if someone has a birthday, we will normally have a potluck. Since we start work at 7am it usually ends up being a breakfast thingy. One of the nurses brings in this amazing piece of work which is always a huge hit. I usually will confirm with her, “So, you’re bringing that egg dish right?”. I think she knows now it is an absolute requirement for these types of things. So I finally smartened up and asked her for the recipe.
This goes great with coffee, donuts, pastries, bacon, sausage….We are cardiac nurses so of COURSE we don’t eat those things. Never mind the candied bacon recipe I posted last week (teh hee). This has green chiles in it which IS a vegetable…so that pretty much makes it okay, right? Riggggghhhht….. Green chiles-yes please. Cheese-uh duh, yes again.
Preheat oven to 350 degreese.
Shred a pound, yes, that’s right, a pound of cheese. Today would not be the day to forget to take your Colace.
Add 10 large eggs to a big bowl.
Beat with a whisk until light and frothy.
and stir together until combined.
Add cottage cheese (never even knew that was in there) and mix it in…
Add shredded cheese,
and melted butter (nuke in microwave for about 20 seconds), (and don’t mind the sun behind the cloud in this dark pic)
and mix together.
Last, but not least, add green chiles
and mix. I know, I know, it looks fricken disgusting right now….I promise, it will be amazing.
Butter a baking dish,
and pour it in.
Bake for 35 minutes or until middle is firm.
- 10 eggs
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 pint (2 cups) of small curd cottage cheese
- 1 lb of shredded monterey jack cheese
- 4 T melted unsalted butter
- 8oz canned chopped green chiles
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Beat eggs in a large bowl.
- Add dry ingredients and mix to combine.
- Add cottage cheese and shredded cheese. Mix again.
- Add melted butter and chiles. Stir together.
- Pour into a buttered 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
- Bake for 35 minutes or until center is firm.
- Reheats nicely.
- Can be made ahead. Before baking, cover, and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.
- Other cheese such as sharp cheddar and mozzarella work well also.