This is a great little make-and-take recipe, which I originally got from a cook book for endurance athletes who need to fuel up during exercise but for whatever reason can’t eat or do not like the electrolyte gels.
Contrary to the original instructions, I’ve left the potato skins on because that’s where all the potassium and other nutrients live (for the most part) in a potato.
This is great to take if you are traveling and don’t want to stray too far from your normal at-home diet, or it’s a good make ahead to bring for lunch to work or school, or even just to scarf down for breakfast on busy mornings. A sausage muffin or two thrown in with some leftover salad makes a great and healthy lunch. Have I mentioned this is an awesome make-n-take yet? And if you do mini muffins they are fun for kids!
Savory sausage and potato muffins
|Serves||About 12 regular or 24 mini muffins|
|Prep time||10 minutes|
|Cook time||22 minutes|
|Total time||32 minutes|
|From book||Feed Zone Portables by Biju Thomas & Allen Lim|
- 3 Large potatoes (cubed)
- 4-6oz venison breakfast sausage
- 1/4 cup onion (minced)
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 heaped teaspoon cumin
- grate parmeson (to top)
- salt and pepper to taste
- fresh herbs
|Preheat your oven to 350 and grease a muffin tin with cooking spray. Place the potatoes in a microwave safe bowl with a splash of water, cover, and microwave on high for 3-5 minutes|
|Brown the sausage over medium in a pan. (Set a little aside if you want to top your muffins with a little sausage.) Add the onions, pre-cooked potatoes and a little salt and pepper to taste and cook until everything starts to brown nicely. Meanwhile, mix together the eggs, flour, teaspoon of salt, spices and herbs if using. Beat the mixture until the eggs get nice and fluffy but not too stiff. Add the sausage and potato mixture.|
|Pour the mixture into muffin tins. Top with grated parmesan and extra sausage if desired. Bake 20-25 minutes, or until they pop right out of the muffin pan. (You can do the toothpick test, but it may just poke through a potato.) For mini muffins, bake 12 minutes.|