October 9, 2014

My Mom's Frittata - the dish that always satisfies

Okay, granted, this photo may not serve its best service but trust me, we ate this thing and it was beyond delicious. It's not burned, just for the record. We had a little bit of leftovers so the next day we made breakfast out of this giant beauty.

What is Frittata?

It is an egg-based Italian dish similar to a quiche or omelette, and has plenty of ingredients in it. It is easy to make, and can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner. I love that it is so versatile and that you are not bound to just one way of doing it. I also sometimes call it egg cake. Yum!!!!

Here's what you need (for 6 servings):

- 2 lbs small red potatoes, sliced into medium thick slices
- 1 red bell pepper {I used a red, green and yellow mix}
- 4 cloves of garlic, minced
- grated parmesan cheese
- grated mozarella cheese
- 6 large eggs {the recipe called for 10, and I thought that was way too much}
- 1 cup of milk
-1/2 cup of yogurt
- 1 1/2 tsps salt
- black pepper
- parsley {or basil} to garnish

Here's what you do:

-preheat oven to 350°F
- grease a 9x13-inch, 3-quart baking dish with baking spray or olive oil or butter
- cut potatoes in slices
- place potatoes in a large microwave-safe bowl and add 1 cup water. Cover and microwave for 5 to 7 min
- (You can steam them on the stove top instead of cooking in the microwave, if you prefer.)
- drain the potatoes
- spread half of them in the bottom of the prepared dish
- mix together the diced/sliced bell pepper, garlic, and 1/2 cup of the Parmesan cheese
- spread this mix over the potatoes
- whisk together the eggs, then add the milk, yogurt, and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
- season with salt and a generous quantity of black pepper, and stir again
- pour about half of this egg mixture over the potatoes
- lay the rest of the potatoes on top in neat overlapping rows
- pour the rest of the egg mixture over the potatoes, and top with the remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan 

- bake uncovered for 50-60 minutes or until the egg is puffed and golden around the edges & fully cooked
- sprinkle with chopped parsley or basil. Let cool for 5 to 10 minutes before serving

It was a great dish. We had leftovers and the next day, with sausage it was a perfect breakfast dish!!!

Enjoy it if you ever feel like making this one.

1 comment :

Sam M said...

That looks yummy and I don't even eat cheese. Maybe I could make it without the cheese, mmmm


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