Fritata Recipe

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A couple of days ago I made this simple fritata. If you are having overnight guests for Thanksgiving or for the Christmas – New Year’s holiday period this or a variation of it would be good to feed them. I will tell you what I put in it but feel free to add whatever you want and to use the seasonings that you like. As you may have already guessed I am into what tastes good but also what is good for me. You can make this healthy or unhealthy by what you put into it.

I started with a 10 inch cast iron skillet, I brushed about a teaspoon of olive oil on the inside and placed over medium heat. I broke 6 eggs into a bowl, added 1/2 cup of milk, a heaping serving spoon of both ground flax seed and wheat germ, a generous amount of no salt seasoning, about 1/2 teaspoon of both black pepper and ground turmeric and then about 2 good squirts of sriracha sauce. Some of these were for the health benefits but also for the taste. I took a fork and beat until nicely mixed and frothy, the more air you incorporate the lighter it will be. I  poured mixture into the hot skillet, I thinly sliced a medium sized tomato and put it on top of the eggs. I lightly salted the tomatoes. I turned on my broiler. I cooked it until the bottom third or half was solid  then put it under the broiler to finish cooking. It is done when it is sold all the way through and browned on top.

I usually add more healthy ingredients such as sauteed spinach or kale, onions, mushrooms or peppers. You could also use hash browns to line the bottom of the skillet before you put in the eggs, I would partially cook them before adding the eggs. The other ingredients can be laid on top of the egg mixture and pushed down into the eggs. You could also add cooked ham, sausage, or bacon. I sometimes put chedder-jack or colby-jack cheese over the top after it is done and let it just melt. This could be either 4,6 or 8 servings depending on what you are serving with it. If you need more just add more eggs. If you add more use a larger skillet or cook it totally in the oven at 350 degrees until fully set.

As you can see, there are endless possibilities here. Enjoy.  David

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