I discovered yesterday that we were totally out of the peanut butter snaps that we made for the puppies before. I was going to make them again today, but decided I would try something different and made a more savory biscuit for the dogs. These get their flavor from cheddar cheese and garlic. They are much more thick that the previous treats, but still remain fairly crispy. Spike and Max really liked these! I played around with a Dachshund cookie cutter I found - the result is pretty neat. We don't currently have that kind of dog but will be our next one I think!
2 cups finely chopped onion
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil
2 garlic cloves, minced
4 cups chopped seeded peeled plum tomatoes (about 2 1/2 pounds)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 large eggs
4 large egg whites
1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh pecorino Romano cheese
To prepare sauce, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion, 2 tablespoons parsley, basil, and garlic; cook 7 minutes or until onion is tender, stirring frequently. Stir in the tomatoes and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
To prepare frittata, combine 1/4 cup parsley and next 4 ingredients (parsley through egg whites), stirring with a whisk until well blended. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; coat pan with cooking spray. Add half of egg mixture, and cook 2 minutes or until bottom is set. Carefully turn frittata over. Cook 1 minute. Place cooked frittata on a cutting board. Repeat procedure with remaining egg mixture.
Roll up cooked frittatas, jelly-roll fashion, and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Combine sauce, frittata ribbons, and cheese in a medium bowl, tossing to coat. Divide the frittata mixture evenly among 6 (6-ounce) ramekins or custard cups. Broil 2 minutes or until cheese melts and mixture is thoroughly heated.
Garlic and Cheddar Dog Biscuits
3 cups whole wheat flour
2 Teaspoons garlic powder
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, or whatever you have on hand
1 large egg, beaten
1 cup skim milk
Preheat oven to 400
Combine flour and garlic powder in a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the center and add remaining ingredients graduallly, stirring until well blended.
Knead dough on a floured surface 3-4 minutes.
Roll dough to 1/4 inch thick and cut into your favorite shapes. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake 15-18 minutes until golden brown.
Cool on wire rack and let the doggies enjoy!