Thursday, July 19, 2007

The Frittata

I love frittata's in the summer. They are so easy to make and are great for using up leftover vegetables or meats.
Here's an easy recipe that is great by itself or if you add some leftovers!
Now I don't cook the frittata in the traditional way on the stove. I am to lazy, so in the oven it goes!
  • 3 Tb olive oil
  • 1 small red onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 6 oz. fresh spinach
  • 1 or 2 Roma tomatoes diced
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 Tb minced fresh oregano
  • 1 Tb minced fresh mint
  • 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper
  • 1 cup feta cheese crumbled
  1. In a large frying pan heat olive oil on medium heat and add the onions. Saute until soft, about 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic, and spinach. Cook until spinach wilts, 1-2 minutes. Add the tomatoes and remove from heat. Put vegetables in a greased 10" round baking dish.
  2. In a bowl, whisk the eggs, oregano, mint, salt, and pepper. Pour over the vegetable mix. Bake in oven at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
  3. After 15 minutes sprinkle feta cheese on top of frittata and replace in oven under the broiler until the top is set, cheese is melted, and the top is gold, about 3-5 minutes.

Last time I made it, I added some leftover Chicken, Apple, & Gouda Sausages from Costco. It was so good, and my kids gobbled it up!

1 comment:

Madge said...

Tried this last night, rearranged a few ingredients so Melanie could eat it too - we loved it!!
I especially liked being able to just stick the whole thing in the oven so I didn't have to carefully watch it on the burnner!