"Muffin" di Broccoli, Salsiccia Secca & Ricotta Fresca
Broccoli, Cream Cheese and Spicy Sausage Muffins
This is another one of those "file under easy" dishes from me- and wouldn't you know it- a muffin, from the man who doesn't know how to bake! I had the last leftover of broccoli that I wanted to use up and the last of my eggs- and they were both practically begging to be turned into muffins! I know how weird that sounds- but it's true!
Sure, I could have made a frittata or some kind of quiche, but I was in a hurry as usual and I knew that this would be the quickest solution!
I had a last chunk of spicy sausage, which I chopped finely and began to fry in a dry non-stick pan. I then added the broccoli, which I had broken up into little "florets" and a cupful of water, so that they would cook more quickly. I let them steam together for 2-3 minutes and then drained them and rinsed them under cold water in order to stop the cooking process.
In a bowl, I cracked and beat 4 eggs together with 2 tablespoons of cream cheese or cheese curds. I added a finely chopped spring onion, the broccoli and sausage, some nutmeg, salt and pepper. I decided they should have a little bit more "oomph!" and added around a tablespoonful of smoked paprika powder. I added a couple of tablespoons of flour and a tablespoon of baking powder and mixed everything together well.
I then filled the mix into a lightly-greased muffin tray and baked as a moderate heat for 15 minutes with a further 5 minutes under the broiler to get them nice and brown. Easy! The fluffed up wonderfully and were a real treat- mild and tasty broccoli with spicy and savory sausage in a fluffy, eggy and mildly cheesy little flavor explosion- I know you are going to love these! And so much fun!