Frittata – GFCFSF

January 12, 2013


Frittata - GFCFSF

Frittatas are similar to Shepperd's Pie in that you can use whatever you have leftover in the fridge at the end of the week. Leftovers like cooked pasta, meat, vegetables and/or potatoes go perfectly in this dish. Frittatas are a perfect dish for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner or a midnight snack and can be served hot, room temp or cold.

2 cups precooked pasta (plain or with a light sauce only, no heavy sauces, drained) OR
3-4 Potatoes (2 cups cut): precooked leftover roasted potatoes work great, or slice raw potatoes 1/8 inch thick

4 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 cup peppers (Red, yellow, green, orange), seeded and chopped (or roasted), optional
1/4 cup onions (shallots, red/yellow/white onions, scallions), chopped
2 cups of assorted vegetables, chopped coarsely
2 teaspoons dry thyme
1 cup meat - bacon, sausage, steak, chicken (whatever you have in the fridge) - precooked (optional if you want this vegetarian)
8 eggs, beaten (2 eggs per person/serving)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Cook's Note: Any of the above ingredients are optional. Fit them to your taste and what you have on hand. The following instructions are for RAW ingredients. Skip step 1 if your ingredients are already cooked.

1. Slice potatoes into 1/8" slices. Heat large OVEN-SAFE pan (I prefer a cast iron skillet for this) with 3 tablespoons oil over medium heat. Once the pan is hot, add potatoes, stir, cover and let cook, stirring occasionally for 8-10 minutes. Add garlic, peppers, all uncooked vegetables and thyme. Season with salt and pepper. Stir well, cover and continue to cook until potatoes are almost done, but not all the way.

2. Add in cooked meat(s), if using, stir well. Turn heat to low. Pour eggs over and cover. Cook 5 minutes or until you start to see the eggs set on the very edge, then run a knife along the entire outer edge.

3. Put pan in oven, uncovered and cook for 20 minutes or until set in the middle.

Let cool for 5 minutes before slicing.

Frittata - GFCFSF

Frittata, cooked

Frittata - ready for the eggs