Apr 17, 2009

Potato and Broccoli Frittata

I love eggs. I will eat them at any time, but I don't make them a lot for dinner. Well, that will change after this meal! This was my first really successful frittata. I think it just took a little practice. I have tried to make them before but we always ended up making scrambled eggs. Haha!!!

I used this recipe as a base. The directions helped so much! I cut the recipe down and my changes are reflected in the below.

Potato & Broccoli Frittata
by Mary Ellen

1 large potato, washed and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1/2 red pepper, cut into small pieces
1/2 sm. onion, finely chopped
1 small head of broccoli, chopped
5 eggs
1/4 c half & half
3 tbsp shredded Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper
1 tomato, sliced; I used a vine-ripened tomato
1 tbsp butter and 1/2 tbsp olive oil.

1. Preheat oven to 400.
2. Toss potatoes with a touch of olive oil. Bake for 15 minutes.
3. Add (room temperature) peppers to baking dish and bake for another 15 minutes.
4. Remove potatoes and peppers from the oven, and turn it down to 325.
5. Steam broccoli until very tender. Mash slightly with a fork.
6. Whisk eggs with cream, salt, pepper and Parmesan cheese.
7. Melt butter in an oven-safe pan over medium heat, and spread olive oil around sides of pan.
8. Add onions to pan and saute until soft.
9. Add potatoes, peppers, and broccoli in an even layer in the pan.
10. Pour eggs over the veggies and run your spatula through the mixture in quick back and forth motions.
11. Also run it around the edges to form a nice clean edge.
12. Once the bottom has set (maybe 5 minutes over lowered heat), top the frittata with sliced tomatoes and cheese. Transfer to the oven until completely set, approximately 15-20 minutes.
13. Transfer frittata to a dish; slice and serve immediately.


Anonymous said...

This is one of my all-time favorite dinners. The tomatoes on top add such a nice touch!

Mary Ellen said...

Glad you liked it! I loved adding the tomatoes on top not just for flavor, but for some color.

Joelen said...

This looks wonderful and so colorful!

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