Mrs. DeGroote’s Nutrition News!
Each month, Mrs. DeGroote provides information regarding nutrition and healthy recipes for our students at Dr. Geoge Hall. Mrs. DeGroote also, if you did not know this, runs our school’s nutritional breakfast program – one that is available to all students. If you are happen to be in the school in the morning you will notice nutritional items set out in the front foyer, the Primary wing and the Junior/Intermediate wing. She is regularly helped by a number of students whose efforts are greatly appreciated!
I am always on the lookout for healthy recipes we can use for serving on our breakfast trays. In December I received an email from the Egg Farmers of Canada. In the newsletter, I spied a recipe that I thought our students might like. I changed it a tiny bit. The result? The students love it!
I will share the recipe with you, with my changes.
Potato Egg Cups
3 medium size potatoes
Optional Grated cheese, chopped peppers, onions, mushrooms, bacon bits
Scrub potatoes well, prick with a fork. Place in microwave oven, on a paper towel. Bake until soft, approximately 5 – 7 minutes. Remove from oven, let cook for a few minutes. While they cool, spray muffin tins or ramekins with no-stick cooking spray.
Take a tiny slice off the bottom of potato to stabilize. Cut potato in half and scoop out most of the insides. Ensure there are no splits in the potato skins. Place in muffin tins or ramekins.
Beat eggs, adding options if desired. Pour into muffin tins or ramekins. If using the ramekins, cook in the microwave for about 5 – 7 minutes, or until the surface of the eggs look dry.
If you bake the potatoes in the muffin tins, bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes, or until the surface of the eggs look dry.
There is a bonus when you make this recipe. You can use the scooped out potato insides to made potato patties/cakes. Warm the leftover potato. Add 1 egg, a tablespoon of flour, a teaspoon of baking powder and mix. If you want you can also add grated cheese. Pour enough milk to keep the mixture together. Form patties and place on a greased griddle and bake until the insides are cooked.
I hope you try these recipes and enjoy them as much as our DGH students do!