Recently Aldi had a super sale on eggs and I bought 4 dozen, but we don't eat breakfast and I don't bake much anymore. I am not sure what I was thinking when I bought that many. I was going to make something from my menu plan but when cleaning the fridge I found a half jar of chunky salad, eggs, part of an onion, and about 1/2 pound chorizo (more or less) I make my own from this recipe, https://newhappeningsatthetable.blogspot.com/search?q=chorizo, and just about always have some either in the fridge or cooked and frozen. The stuff in the fridge needed to be cooked and used that day, so my dinner mostly planned itself.
8 eggs beaten
1/2 pound browned chorizo
1/2 jar leftover chunky salsa, drained
1/2 onion chopped
1 can chopped green chilis, drained
1 cup monterey or pepper jack cheese, grated
1 cup pork skins crushed*
Spray the bottom of a deep dish pie plate with cooking spray. Sprinkle the pork skins over the cooking spray.*
Mix the rest of the ingredients together and make sure everything is incorporated well. Pour it on top of the pork skin "crust", pop it in a 350 degree oven and cook until the eggs are set and there is no jiggling when the center is touched. (About 30 minutes) Let set for about 5 minutes before serving.
Since TheHub , DIl2, and Son 2 can eat bread they had toast, frittata and coleslaw. I just had the egg pie, grilled keto "bread" and slaw. (I may or may not have pouted since the toasted sour dough bread smelled fantastic.)
This was a truly delicious way to use random ingredients, and something I will make with intention next time, instead of simply trying to have no wasted food. Try it, you might like it!
* If you are not doing keto and grains are not your sworn enemy, just sprinkle some bread crumbs over the non stick spray in the bottom of the pan. Because I am doing keto, pig powder is something I use on a regular basis. Ask me about fried catfish coated in pork skin crumbs!