Sometimes I just need something super easy to make for dinner.
Yet, at the same time, I need it to make me feel good about myself.
And it has to be yummy.
And the Husband has to approve.
And it has to be made of things I have languishing in my fridge.
Arg – Impossible, right? Wrong.
Enter Fancy Pants (and ridiculously, awesomely, embarrassingly easy) Frittata:
Just the word “frittata” feels sophisticated as it roooooolllllsss off the tongue (especially when the Husband says it. He also tried to incorporate it into a Lady Gaga song… another story altogether).
But seriously, with that fancy name and cute little triangle shape, you wouldn’t dream that this ‘lady’s brunch dish’ is glorified scrambled eggs. Way easier than an omelet (no flipping required), healthier than quiche, and perfectly customizable (do half-and-half with different ingredients!) this MUST be on your next ‘breakfast for dinner’ list…
Or weekend breakfast list. Or brunch for the parents list. Or pack for lunch to take to the office the next day list.
- 6 Eggs or 3 eggs and 1 cup of egg whites
- About 1 Cup of Spinach, chopped
- About 1 Cup of Mushrooms, chopped
- 1/2 Onion, chopped
- 1/2 Green Pepper, chopped
- About 1/2- 1 cup shredded or crumbled cheese of your choice – I used goat cheese on one half, and part skim mozzarella on the other (His & Hers!)
- Any other vegetables, meats or cheeses your little heart desires (Bacon? Parmesan? Broccoli? Go for it.)
- About 1 T of Olive oil
- Pre-heat oven to 350.
- Break eggs into a medium-sized bowl, whisk.
- Sauté veggies in olive oil in an oven-safe 10″ skillet on medium-high heat until softened (about 5 minutes), add spinach for last minute or so.
- Pour egg mixture evenly over veggies. Do not stir. Turn burner to low.
- Sprinkle cheese over eggs – be as generous as you like ;)
- Let the mixture cook on low for five minutes so the bottom begins to set.
- Put the entire pan into the oven for 8-10 minutes, or until the eggs are set in the middle (no longer jiggly!).
- Use a hot pad and pull pan from the over (remember not to grab that hot handle!) and let cool for a minute or so before cutting and serving.
- Serve slices with fresh fruit, toast or yogurt or nutella or bacon…. you get the picture!
Do you have an easy-but-seems-fancy dish that you love to whip up? Tell me about it!
P.S. I got a surprise visit from my college roomie, Chelsea last night! Thanks for the visit, C!
Yes, I am “R”… we also had an “A” and an “L”.
And yes, we were super hip ;) Not.