Monday, July 26, 2010


Frittata with bratwurst, onion, tomato, and cheddar
Eggs have been on sale really really cheap lately, so, in my endless quest to use up leftovers, I've been making frittatas. They're super easy, and - as far as I can tell - you can put almost anything in them.

You'll need -

A large oven proof skillet with a lid
A little cooking oil
A big potato (or two smaller ones) shredded
Half an onion, chopped (or other veggie #1)
Half a bell pepper, chopped (or other veggie #2)
Some suitable meat (bacon, ham, sausage, hamburger, chicken, etc) chopped
6 eggs
About a cup of shredded cheese (cheddar, colby jack, provolone, etc)
Something 'garnishy' (like chopped tomatoes, herbs, Parmesan, etc.)

Heat your oven to 375˚F. Heat up your skillet and the oil. Cook the meat. Add the potatoes, spreading fairly evenly. Add other veggies. Let cook, about 5 min, just stirring to combine. After about 5 min, kinda 'flip it' by stirring with a flipping motion to get browned potatoes on top. Stir a bit to even out and let cook another few min. Meanwhile, whisk eggs until well beaten. When meat, potatoes and veggies are nearly done, pour eggs over top, tilting pan or super-gently stirring to get eggs distributed evenly. Top with cheese. Put lid on skillet and put in oven to bake for about 20 min. Garnish and serve!

So far, I haven't found anything that hasn't worked in this and you can customize the meat and veggies however you like. Ground beef, corn and peppers with monterey jack cheese and a little cilantro goes mexican. Chicken, broccoli, onion and mozzarella tastes a bit like alfredo. Italian sausage, peppers, black olives and provolone goes italian! Seriously, try any combo that sounds good to you! :)


  1. When my italian-born grandmother made fritattas she didn't bake them in the oven. She had this big cast iron skillet and after the first side was done, she'd put a plate over the top and flip it. Then slide the fritatta back into the pan to cook the other side. She was a really tiny lady and I don't know how she managed that heavy skillet, but I never saw her cook it any other way. It was a shock to me when I first saw a recipe that finished it off in the oven. :)

  2. That sounds like a much more logical way! Since I had the bone tumor in my right wrist, tho, I really don't have the strength to flip my big skillet when it's hot and harder to handle (I have a hard enough time just carrying it to the oven with both hands lol). Hmm... Maybe I could get Bill to flip it for me. ;)