I tried a new recipe last week and made a frittata, and every time I say the word I think of Hakuna Matata from the Lion King.
Moving on . . .
If you’ll recall, one of my resolutions was to attempt a new recipe each week. Last week I made an Italian Frittata, and it was a hit! Oh, and super easy, which is a bonus!
For those of you wondering, a frittata is a french omelet. The ingredients are mixed in instead of folded in between the egg, and it’s cooked longer over a lower heat. You learn so much when you actually READ the cookbook!
These are the ingredients I used. I also used a few pieces of spiral cut ham, which I forgot to include in the picture!
All I did was mix all the ingredients, except for the onion, together. I sauteed the onion for a few minutes, poured the other mixture over the onions, and covered. Easy peasy!
Apparently spinach floats and ham sinks. No big deal, though, it was still yummy!
Matty, Emmy, and I loved it. Lucy wouldn’t touch it. Em loved it so much, this is how she felt when it was all gone.
My cookbook said to cook for 9-11 minutes. We cooked it for more like 13-14, and it was great.
There are so many variations on this. You could add sausage, bacon, peppers, or potatoes. It all sounds delicious!
Here’s the recipe I used:
Savory Italian Frittata
8 large eggs
1/2 tsp. dried basil
1/2 tsp. dried sage
3/4 cup baby spinach leaves, chopped
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup diced fully cooked ham
1 T butter
1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
1. Beat all ingredients except ham, butter, and onion with a wire whisk until mixed.
2. Stir in ham.
3. Melt butter in 10″ nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook onion in butter 4 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until crisp-tender, reduce heat to medium-low.
4. Pour egg mixture into skillet. Cover and cook 9 to 11 minutes or until eggs are set around edge and light brown on bottom.
5. Cut into wedges and serve.
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