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Feb 172014

It’s no secret that protein is a necessary ingredient for building muscle mass. It especially important this time of year as you are laying down a base level of fitness in preparation for the spring and summer racing season. But for some reason, I’ve never been able to embrace the name of my favorite egg protein dish: qu_che. See, I can’t even bear to write the name correctly. But I’m telling you, this is the best dish you’ve ever eaten. So guys, come along with me, get a firm grip on your man-card, and let’s start cooking.


You will need…

8 slices of bacon
8 eggs
1-2 cloves of garlic
2 tablespoons of chives
¼ cup fresh basil leaves
Salt and Pepper to taste
2 cups chopped spinach
12 cherry tomatoes

You will not need…

• An apron—especially one embroidered with the phrase, “Kiss the Chef.”
• A chef’s hat. Just say no.
• Quinoa. Because having two items with the letter Q in it is just wrong.

Optional items…

• Oven mitts shaped like giant crab claws.
• An adoring spouse who is constantly amazed you can cook this well.

Assembly Instructions:

Slice the bacon crosswise into small pieces.

In a skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until the fat is rendered.

Remove the bacon from the pan and drain on paper towels; reserve some of the fat.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk the eggs, garlic, chives, basil, salt, and pepper until combined. Then add the spinach.

Use the reserved bacon fat to grease a 9×9 baking dish, then pour egg mixture in the pan. Top with the bacon pieces and cherry tomato slices.

Bake for 30-35 minutes @ 375 degrees.

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