So what exactly is a Frittata? Frittata is an egg based Italian dish, similar to an omelette or crustless quiche, with some additional ingredients. You can add vegetables, meats, cheeses, pasta or anything. I like them because they are easy to make and the prep is quick if you don’t have much time.
Today I didn’t have a lot of time so I grabbed some frozen has browns (don’t judge lol) and threw them in a pan with some butter over medium heat. When they were almost soft, I added diced onions. The kitchen is starting to smell good. When the onions are soft but not brown yet I added diced tomatoes, and some sliced mushrooms. The scent of the mushrooms sauteing is making me hungry. When the mushrooms are golden, turn down the heat to medium low, add some more butter and once t melts, add the beaten eggs. Keep an eye on everything. Once the egg stiffens around the edges, lift the Frittata on one side and tilt the pan toward the area that is now open. The egg will drain towards the opening. Do this a couple of times if you are going to try and preserve the shape like an omelette. If not, throw caution to the wind and turn the mixture to until it is cooked to your taste. Lift onto a plate, add some fresh fruit and voila, a healthy hearty breakfast that will keep you going for a while.
I like adding fresh fruit with my breakfast. I like the sweetness of melons and I am a big blueberry fan. A little tip. If you are going to try and preserve the omelette shape for presentation, cut down on the quantity of the additional ingredients. If there are too many chopped veggies, it will fall apart when you try to fold it. I’ve done that too many times. My beautiful omelette becomes a scramble. Quick add some more cheese. 🙂