I haven’t mentioned it here yet, but a baby is growing inside of me =). And if baby has consistently wanted one thing, its eggs. Fried eggs, scrambled eggs, boiled eggs… baby likes eggs.
Well, the other day I was getting a craving and I thought about a hole cake made of eggs when I realized that is a thing… Frittata! So I whipped one up and it was so easy and so good that I have made it probably three more times in the last two weeks. And the possibilities are endless!
The one pictured here was with some roasted veggies I had leftover in the fridge (feel free to throw anything left over in the fridge into your frittata) but the recipe I will give you will be for a simpler one.
The best thing about this meal is that it can be breakfast, lunch, dinner, late night snack, anytime. And the leftovers can be heated up, made into a sandwich or just eaten cold straight out of the fridge… with pickles and ice cream. Haha, just kidding about that one, but I do like it cold.
I start out by sautéing some peppers and onions, then add some garlic and breakfast sausage. You could use anything here though, bacon, leftover meat from last night’s dinner… what’s in your fridge?
Then, I beat up all the eggs in a big bowl with some milk or cream, herbs, salt and pepper. Cheese is good here too. Then add in what was on the stovetop and mix it all together.
I butter the pan real good before pouring it all back in and putting it in the oven. And then voila! Egg cake =)
The Anytime Frittata
2 Tb butter (divided)
1 medium onion diced
1 bell pepper diced
3 cloves garlic minced
1 cup breakfast sausage or other meat
1/4 cup milk or cream (optional)
1/4 cup crumbled feta or other cheese (optional)
1 tsp dried rosemary
salt and pepper to taste
other options: mushrooms, chopped spinach, tomatoes, cheddar cheese, pepperonis… oh my, my next frittata might be pizza themed! Ok, moving on…
1. Preheat oven to 375′
2. Heat 1 Tb butter in large frying pan. Add onions and peppers and saute until tender. Add garlic and meat (if not yet cooked)
3. In large bowl, beat eggs, milk or cream, cheese and spices. Add in meat and veggies from stove top. Mix well.
4. Butter frying pan well then add egg mixture back in.
5. Put in oven for 15-20 minutes until eggs are cooked through. It will be puffy and browning on the edges.
6. Slide onto another plate or cut right in the pan. Serve with favorite salsa, extra cheese, whipped cream…