HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!
This is a mother's day inspired post because this dish is one of my favorites!
There are a lot of very pretty frittata recipes out there! I love it! This one is very simple and super yummy.
A frittata is an Italian dish similar to an omelete or quiche. I love them because they are so versatile.
- You can put any veggies you have on hand into your frittata to change up the taste a bit.
- You can add the traditional pancetta or prosciutto or add ham, canadian bacon, turkey bacon etc to make it more hearty.
- You can use whole eggs or egg whites to make it lighter
- You can use any cheese you want for a different taste, ricotta, swiss, pepper jack, goat, gruyere etc
- You can use different fresh herbs to make for a completley different taste; chives, thyme, basil, parsley
- You can have frittata for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner
- A frittata can be made simple for a last minute meal or very easily made into a pretty dish for a great get together brunch.
- Perfect for an end of the week meal when you've run out of ideas, ingredients and energy to cook.
- It makes for great leftovers for a quick, healthy breakfast.
- KIDS LOVE FRITTATAS!
You will need:
12 large eggs
2 TBSP water
1 cup frozen spring peas
1 small onion, chopped
1 cup ricotta cheese
1 small bunch asparagus
1 TBSP fresh parsley
1 TBSP fresh thyme
1/2 TBSP no salt added butter
1 tsp EVOO
1/8 tsp kosher salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
1 tsp Trader Joes 21 season salute or Herbamare
Putting it all together:
Rinse asparagus under cold water. Cut the bottom 1/4 of the asparagus off and discard. Cut the remaining stalks into thirds. Pat dry. Put into cast iron skillet, sprinkle with kosher salt and roast at 400° for 10 minutes.
Remove from oven, set aside. Turn heat up to Broil.
In a medium bowl crack eggs and whisk together with 2 TBSP water, cheese, asparagus, peas, spices and herbs.
In a large non-stick (not teflon), OVEN SAFE pan heat butter over medium heat. Saute chopped onion for about 3 minutes. Add egg mixture. With a small spatula or flat spoon, push eggs towards center, working your way around the pan once or twice.
Put pan into oven on top rack about 6 inches from top. Cook for 3-4 minutes. Do not overcook! Eggs will continue to cook after you remove from oven and will be dry if you cook them to long.
Remove from oven and shake pan a little to loosen frittata.