Basic Frittata Recipe

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Ham and Spinach Frittata

Kind of looks like pizza doesn't it?

I often think I should go on the TV show Chopped because my most successful dishes usually happen when I don’t have a clue what I’m doing. Such is the case with this frittata. I was going to make quiche but I didn’t know the difference between a frittata and a quiche until a few seconds ago. So, we gotta frittata. Heh.

This is a very basic recipe that you can mold into whatever type of frittata you want just by changing the meat, veggies, and (optional) cheese. I used ham, spinach, and cheddar this first time around. Next time I’m going to try using some finely chopped chicken liver so we have a quick and easy way to get organ meats in our diet.

You can make this frittata ahead of time and eat a serving each day for a quick, nutritious breakfast or lunch. If you make any variations that turn out well, I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!

Recipe: Meat and Veggie Frittata

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 4 oz meat of choice, chopped
  • 1 cup veggies of choice, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • salt and pepper
  • optional: 1/2 cup grated cheese of choice

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter in a 10 inch sauté pan.
  2. Sauté the onions and vegetables until just tender.
  3. Turn the heat down to med-low and add the eggs, cheese, salt, pepper, and herbs.
  4. Stir briefly to distribute the meat, veggies and cheese throughout the eggs.
  5. Let cook for 60-90 seconds until the bottom starts to set.
  6. Move the pan to the oven and turn the broiler on low.
  7. Let broil for 3-4 minutes or until the frittata has a spongy texture.
  8. Slice like a pizza and serve.
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