A Frittata to Save the Day
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A frittata is an easy way to quickly prepare a meal, especially when you only have a few ingredients in the refrigerator.
Recipe type: Eggs
Cuisine: General
Serves: 6-8
  • 10 eggs
  • ½ c. whole milk
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp fresh black pepper
  • ⅛ tsp. ground nutmeg (optional, but recommended!)
  • 1 c. sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 Tb. unsalted butter + 1 Tb. olive oil (to saute any veggies that aren’t cooked, like the sliced mushrooms and leeks I used)
  • 2-3 c. pre-cooked veggies/meat (I used mushrooms, 1 sliced leek, a handful of jarred roasted red pepper and pieces of leftover cooked chicken)
  • Handful minced fresh parsley (or other preferred herb, for garnish)
  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Whisk the eggs in a large mixing bowl, but don’t over-beat. Add milk, salt, pepper, nutmeg, ⅔ of the cheese and stir lightly to combine; set aside until ready to use.
  3. Heat a 10” non-stick skillet (my go-to size in my kitchen) to medium/high. Add butter/olive oil. Saute sliced veggies that aren’t fully cooked, until soft. Place pieces of roasted red pepper and chicken over leeks/mushrooms then pour the egg mixture over them and stir with a wooden spoon or heat-proof spatula to combine everything gently.
  4. Let it cook for a few minutes, and when you see the edges starting to look a little solid (i.e., when you can separate the edge from the side of the pan), pull the edges in slightly with the spatula and tilt the pan a bit so some of the liquid oozes out against the side of the pan - do this all around the edges, so more of the liquid starts to solidify.
  5. Turn off the heat, sprinkle on remaining cheese, and place the pan in the oven.
  6. Check it at the 15 minute mark and if it’s very jiggly in the middle it still needs a minute or so. If it’s just a little bit jiggly, take it out and let it sit for a few minutes - it will continue cooking.
  7. Let it cool for 10-15 minutes.
  8. When ready to serve, ease it out of the pan onto a cutting board, which makes it easy to cut into pieces with a serrated knife. OR cut it inside the pan. Top with fresh herbs, serve alongside a fresh green salad, and dinner is served!
Recipe by My Delicious Blog at https://www.mydeliciousblog.com/a-frittata-to-save-the-day/