Frittata … what is it? Who is it? With a little family to feed, my cooking skills have been honed in and improved upon. Ask my fiance, he’ll tell you how mediocre my cooking was when we first met. Searching for new recipes to try has been like searching for a needle in a haystack. Either they are way beyond my skill set (ask me how my chocolate lava cakes turned out) or the “easy” recipes just don’t look appetizing. (Example, Mexican tater tot casserole … ew)
One of the first delicious recipes I tried out was a frittata. What is a frittata, you may ask? It is simply a fancy schmancy name for an open faced omelet, without the flip and fold. It is one of the easiest things to make and makes for a quick and easy, delicious breakfast. The best part of it is, there are no rules to what you can and cannot put in it. If you like bacon, go for it. Cheese, the more the merrier. Veggies, throw ’em in. You can tweak it to what your taste buds desire or what your family likes to eat! Parents: It’s also a great way to give your kids a veggie fix at breakfast without them knowing .. sneaky, I know.
Below is my version of a frittata. Feel free to tweak the ingredients!
4 – 6 Servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes
- 8 eggs, gently beaten
- grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- pinch of ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons cooking oil (I like to use avocado oil)
- 1/4 cup of diced cilantro
- 2 – 3 cups diced veggies of your choice, such as bell peppers, tomatoe, spinach, etc
- Preheat oven to 350
- In a medium sized bowl, combine your beaten eggs, cheese, salt and pepper.
- Heat a large pan on the stove on medium heat, and add your oil to the pan. Add your diced veggies and about 3/4 of the diced cilantro. Cook until tender, about 5 minutes. *Be careful the heat is not too high or your ingredients will burn!
- If your pan is dry, add a little more oil. Reduce the heat to low, pour your egg mixture into the pan, and stir once so that your ingredients are not concentrated in one area of your frittata. Cook on the stove until the mixture begins to set.
- Once your mixture is set, place the pan into the oven in the middle of the rack for about 16-18 minutes.
- Times up! Slide your frittata out, sprinkle the remaining cilantro on top, and ENJOY!