Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Sunday Brunch Frittata

Frittata is a really hard recipe to write because it can be anything. You can add almost anything to it. The base component of a Frittata is eggs. But you can add veggies, cheese, meat and seasoning to it.  It is just finding a combination that works for you. I love this because it is so great with left overs.  When I put it on the menu it is usually because I have left over veggies in my fridge I want to use up. Last night I made one with mushrooms, onions, red peppers, broccoli, a little pepper jack cheese, potatoes and then some sliced deli turkey slices (chopped the slices into thin strips) I threw in too at the last moment. I used smoked paprika and black pepper as my only seasonings and it was fantastic.  

The one in the photo below, I used for brunch when I had left over roasted peppers and mushrooms. I threw in potatoes and breakfast sausage. A Frittata is great meatless too - I have done cheese, potatoes and spinach and loved it.  I like potatoes in mine because I like the structure of the egg around the potato. But they are good without potatoes too.  

Sunday Brunch Frittata
4 small to medium sized russet potatoes - sliced and cooked - I just boil in the microwave
1/4 cup of bell peppers
1/2 cup of mushrooms
1/4 cup of onions
1 to 2 cups ground breakfast sausage
1 cup shredded cheese
10 eggs
3 tablespoons milk (cream or half-n-half will work too)
Seasonings - your preference - this one I did rosemary, pepper and thyme

Heat oven to 400

In a medium bowl mix eggs, milk and seasonings. Set aside.

In a 10-in. or 12 in. ovenproof skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until browned and almost cooked through. Drain grease and  add in bell peppers, mushroom and onions.  (You could add in potatoes and cook them now too, but I like mine done ahead.) Cook until veggies are tender. Remove from heat and add in cheese. Pour egg mixture over veggies and sausage. Stir once before putting it in the oven.

Cook for 15 to 20 mins until eggs are set.  Cool for 10 mins and cut into wedges to serve.

* You can up the veggies to 1/2 cup or 1 cup - I just added what I had left and again that is what is great about a Frittata you really can't go wrong with just adding whatever is in the fridge left over from the previous meals.

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