Here is one of our favorite quick meals and a great way to use up farm fresh eggs and veggies. It's a frittata. Think "quiche" without the crust. Eggs, cheese, meat and veggies.
For this one, we began by cooking and browning and draining one pound of ground Italian sausage along with some chopped up asparagus pieces in a large, ovenproof skillet.
We had reserved the asparagus tips for later use and also sliced up some tomatoes to put on the top.
Whisk together 10 large eggs, 2 TBSP cream, salt, pepper, and some minced chives. This is the point you could add any spice/herb you like.
With the skillet over medium heat, pour in the egg mixture. Let it start to cook around the edges.
Lay the veggies on top, in this case the tomato slices we put on first...
...then we put the asparagus tips around the top of those. You can be as ornate or generic as you'd like. Leave it on the stove top just until it starts to set but still has some liquidity in the middle.
Pop it in the oven, 350 degrees for about 15 minutes, or until the eggs are almost fully cooked.
Remove from oven and top with 2 cups shredded cheese. Here we used an Italian blend. Pop back in the oven.
Cook for about 10 more minutes or until cheese is browned and bubbly.
Remove from oven. We slide it out of the pan and onto a cutting board, using a pizza cutter to cut into slices.
|Sausage Tomato and Asparagus Frittata|
Serve and enjoy. This is a great dish to use up any veggies, herbs, meat, cheese, leftovers that you have on hand. It's wonderful hot and cheesy gooey but it also makes a great grab and go breakfast when it's cold from the fridge (i.e. next day leftovers).
To put a list of ingredients would be difficult because it's really just whatever you want to put in. The main ingredients are eggs, 8 to 10 are about average, depending on the size of your pan. The cream makes a bit softer texture, you can use milk as well. Then of course you just need a pound or so of meat plus assorted veggies, herbs, and seasonings. Lastly, 2 cups of shredded cheese for the top, whatever flavor you like best.