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Friday, January 23, 2009

Frittata (Pizza meets Omelet)


  • 8 eggs *
  • ½ teaspoon salt 
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper 
  • ½ cup Parmesan Cheese ** 
  • 3 tablespoons butter 
  • 1 cup shredded cheese **
  • ½ cup diced ham ** 
  • ½ cup various toppings: peppers, onions, etc.

Instructions: Part 1

    1. Over moderate heat add cumin, garlic and oregano to hot oil/butter and stir for one minute…

    2. Add toppings and sauté for about one minute or until heated through, remove and set aside.

    Instructions: Part 2

    1. Beat eggs in large bowl, adding salt, pepper and the Parmesan Cheese.

    2. Melt butter in 9-inch oven proof skillet, on medium high heat (hot enough to sizzle when a drop of water is added), melt butter.

    3. Add eggs and set on low heat.

    4. Using a heat resistant rubber scraper, carefully push cooked portions at edges toward center so the uncooked portions can reach the hot pans surface, tilting the pan and moving cooked portions as necessary.

    5. When eggs are partially cooked (about 10 minutes) top with shredded ham/meat and toppings.

    6. Layer remaining cheese on top.

    7. When eggs are almost firm but not dry, slide pan under broiler for just a minute/until cheese starts to melt.

    *I'm going to try this with Egg substitutes so check back later.

    ** substitute your own cheeses and meets, I use Cheddar in place of Parmesan and Colby Monterey Jack as the topping.

    ***sometimes I skip Part 1 (when making a community dish, because of the garlic) and just put the toppings in at step 5 for a crisper effect, but if you want to smell the most aromatic flavor do the cumin, oregano, garlic and butter mix at least once.  Sometimes I will crush some Doritos cheese nacho chips into hot butter as a substitute for the cumin, oregano, garlic mix and spread on before the toppings. Warning, if you let anyone taste the buttered Doritos they will become addicted!

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