Friday, July 17, 2009

Recipe: Frittata

This came up at playgroup the other day so I thought I would go ahead and post the recipe for everyone.

If you have never had a Frittata before, give it a shot. It's a great breakfast dish that is easy to prepare and a little something different than poptarts. Not knocking on the poptarts, god knows that I love them, but variety is always good.

For those not familiar with what a Frittata is, think of it as a big baked omlet.

Note: This recipe is from a cookbook called America's Test Kitchen. If you don't have this one, get it.

Ingredients: Serves 4
6 Large Eggs
1 ounce Parmesan cheese, grated (1/2 cup)
salt to taste
pepper to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 onion, chopped up
2 tablespoons of minced parsley, basil, dill, tarragon and/or mint.

To Cook

1. Put an oven rack in the middle of the oven and preheat the oven to 350.

2. In a 10 inch nonstick skillet, add the onion and oil and cook until soft, about 4 minutes.

3. Beat the eggs, the cheese, salt and pepper together. Add to the pan with the onion. Throw in the parsley. Stir gently until the eggs on the bottom are set and firm, about 30 to 40 seconds.

4. Gently pull the eggs back from one edge of the skillet and tilt the pan, allowing any uncooked egg to run to the cleared edge of the skillet. Repeat this process, working your way around the skillet until the egg on top is mostly set but still moist.

5. Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake until the top is set and dry to the touch, about 3 minutes.

6. Run a spatula around the skillet edge to losen and then invert onto a serving plate.

That's all there is to it. Try your own variations. I have used spinach and the kids don't notice the difference. I also like a lot of meat in mine and breakfast sausage or ham goes real well with this. If you have any other variations, add in the comment section. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Frittatas are also a great way to use up leftovers. Chop up leftover boiled potatoes; toss in any green vegetable; try leftover rice and beans. You get the idea!