Everyone enjoys a treat on Sundays, especially for brunch – and our treat is this yummilicious Frittata!
A Frittata is essentially a baked egg dish which you can fill with pretty much anything you have in your fridge, once you get past the basics of course. The main ingredients, or Egg Mixture, will always be the same while your fillings may vary with almost no limitation. Once you’ve got the basics down, experiment a little, we surely love to!
Here is what you’ll need for two servings, for more just adjust the quantities:
- 4 Eggs
- 1 1/2 tablespoons of grated Parmesan Cheese
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 1 Medium Shallot, thinly sliced
- 3 Sprigs of Scallions/Green Onions, thinly sliced
- 3 Pieces of Sun-dried Tomato, chopped
- 1/2 cup of Dried Porcini Mushrooms, soaked in warm water for 10mins
- 1/2 cup of Smoked Turkey or Honey Ham, thinly sliced – Make sure its Gluten Free if you are sensitive or intolerant.
- 1 Plum Tomato, cubed
- 1/2 – 1 cup of Gouda or Swiss cheese, preferably shredded
- 1/2 teaspoon of Garlic Salt
- A handful of Fresh Dill, lightly chopped
- 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil
- Cooking Spray
For the Egg Mixture: A basic Frittata for two generous servings begins with 4 Eggs lightly beaten, 1 1/2 tablespoons of grated Parmesan Cheese and salt and pepper to taste, along with any herbs of your choice if you wish to experiment.
For the Filling: Saute the Scallions, Shallots, Mushrooms and Sun Dried Tomato in the Olive Oil for a few minutes and allow to cool. Combine the Dill and Plum Tomato with the Garlic Salt and set aside for the flavors to blend. Make sure to reserve half of the cheese to sprinkle on top your baking dish.
Add the Egg Mixture and your filling ingredients to a lightly greased oven safe dish, sprinkle the reserved cheese on top and bake on the center rack at 375 f (190 c) and bake for about 15-20 minutes until its puffs up, browns a little on top and a knife when inserted through the center comes out clean. As ovens will vary, make sure to check every 10 minutes to ensure it doesn’t overcook. We like ours a little more brown on top so we broil it for 1-2 minutes, but be extra careful if you do the same as it will burn fast. Keep an eye on it until it reaches the desired color.
So give it a try and experiment with your favorite ingredients. You’ll be pleasantly surprised each time and we can’t wait to hear of the great combinations you come up with!