Thursday, January 21, 2010

My first frittata!

This Christmas, Santa (aka my hubby) brought me a fantastic new pan.  It's an omelette pan, but I have been using it for everything.  One thing I had been dying to use it for was a frittata - because it is ovenproof, as it has a metal handle.  Anyway, the great thing, I learned, about a frittata is that you can throw pretty much anything into it!  I started with a recipe from and then modified it a bit to fit my and my hubby's taste.  (For him, namely, that translates into adding BACON.)  Anyway, here is my version.  Hopefully a pic will follow soon!  The leftovers of this were great for breakfast, too.

Veggie Frittata (modified from the Food Network)


  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, sliced (about 1 cup)
  • 2 cups chopped cooked broccoli ( I used frozen but fresh would be nice)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (definitely optional if you are using bacon!)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar
  • 4-5 strips bacon, crumbled


Separate 4 of the eggs, putting the whites into a medium sized bowl and discarding the yolks. Add the 4 whole eggs and 2 tablespoons of water to the whites and whisk well.
In a medium ovenproof nonstick skillet heat the oil over a medium heat. Add the onion and cook until it begins to soften, about 5 minutes. Add the broccoli and cook for another 2 minutes. Season with salt (if using) and a few turns of pepper. Pour the egg mixture over the vegetables in the skillet covering them evenly. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and let cook until the egg mixture has set around the edges but is somewhat liquid in the middle, about 8 minutes. Sprinkle with the cheese.
Meanwhile, preheat the broiler. Place the skillet under the broiler about 2 inches from the heat until the surface is set and golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Be careful not to overcook or the egg mixture will become tough.
Cut the frittata into 8 wedges and serve. (helpful hint - use a pizza cutter, it works great)

To see other great recipes, check out URS at Life as Mom!

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