February 24, 2010

Recipes from America's Small Farms - Dinner Frittata

The perfect "breakfast for dinner" recipe, this frittata takes not more that 20 minutes to prepare, is an excellent source of protein and the perfect way to use up all the veggies hanging out in the the refrigerator drawer.

There aren't many rules to the Frittata - follow the basics and experiment.

Using a cast iron skillet, saute the following until tender:

2 Small Onions
Loads of Garlic
And Veggies (You Pick):
     Red, Yellow and Green Peppers
     Squash or Zucchini

Meanwhile, whisk together 6 eggs, 1/4 cup cheese (sharp cheddar is fantastic), salt and pepper.

When the veggies are tender turn the heat down to very low and quickly stir the egg mixture into the veggie mixture, right in the skillet.

Cover and cook until the top surface has set, about 8-10 minutes.  Place the skillet in broiler for a couple of minutes, until the top of the frittata browns.

Cut and serve, straight from the pan.

Serve with whole wheat toast and avocado.