Sep 15 2009
A simple and easy egg dish that can be served for breakfast, lunch, brunch or dinner. For those who haven’t heard of Frittata, it is an omelet that is baked. Its a quiche without the crust.
The Frittata can be made using other fillings as well. The Italians even add pasta. I have made a sausage, peppers and onion Frittata in the past and it turned out great as well. I love the flavor that the bacon imparts to the potatoes. How can you go wrong with those two ingredients?
Ingredients: Serves 4
2 large Idaho potatoes
6 slices of center cut bacon
4 scallions, chopped
3/4 cup egg product (egg beaters)
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp red chili flakes
1/4 tsp garlic powder
salt & pepper
Cook the Potatoes. Peel and chop them into a 1/2 inch dice. Cut the bacon into 1/2 inch pieces and add it to a saute pan (use one with a metal handle, which can be used in an oven). Cook on medium low heat until the bacon renders. Add the potatoes, salt, pepper, garlic powder and the chili flakes. Toss well with the bacon. Raise the heat to medium. Cook for about 5 minutes until the potatoes start to brown. Add the scallions and cook for another 3 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a bowl combine the eggs, egg product, milk, salt and pepper. Beat until all ingredients are well mixed. Add the mixture to the potatoes and lower the heat to low. Using a silicone spatula gently mix the eggs and the potatoes. Cook on low heat for 4 minutes and then transfer the pan to a 350 degrees F, preheated oven. Bake for about 20 minutes.
- You can use 3 egg whites instead of the egg product.
- You can leave out the bacon and use 1 Tbsp of olive oil instead.
- Serve with a side salad for lunch or dinner.