1 tablespoon butter
2-3 cups filling ingredients*
1/4 cup cream, half n half, or milk
1 cup shredded cheese*
Salt and pepper to taste
Over medium heat, saute vegetables or other filling ingredients until tender.
Beat together eggs and cream or milk; stir in half the cheese; pour over filling ingredients. Cook according to one of the methods below.
BAKE: Use a10-inch non-stick oven proof skillet, cake pan, pie plate, or cast iron pan. Preheat oven to 375 degrees; spray pan with non-stick spray; pour frittata ingredients into prepared pan, top with remaining cheese. Bake 15-20 minutes or until center is set and Frittata is puffy.
STOVETOP BROIL: Use a broil safe skillet or pan (no non-stick surfaces), such as stainless steel, cast iron, or other similar pans. Saute vegetables and other filling ingredients as directed above. Beat together eggs and cream or milk, stir in half the cheese, pour eggs over filling and stir to mix. Cook on stovetop over medium heat; while cooking, periodically gently push sides of frittata toward the center of pan, slightly tilt pan to allow liquid eggs to fill the gap. Cook until bottom is set and center is almost cooked. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Place pan under broiler for 3-6 minutes or until top is golden brown, center is set, and frittata is puffy.
In Utah, we are known for using what we have on hand which makes Frittata a great dish to customize. Frittata makes an economical breakfast, a gourmet luncheon, or an easy super dish. Frittata is generally described as a flat omelet to which any number of ingredient combinations may be added. Recipe above serves 4-6 depending upon other items served with the meal.
* Ingredients may include vegetables such as sliced mushrooms, chopped onion, sliced zucchini, spinach, strips of bell pepper, sun dried tomatoes, asparagus, frozen O’Brien hash brown potatoes, or other vegetables of choice; and meats such as diced ham, sausage, cubed chicken, or other meats of choice.
* Shredded cheeses may include cheddar, mozzarella, smoked gouda, parmesan, crumbled feta, or other favorite cheese and combination of cheeses.