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Fabulous Frittata

Fabulous Frittata

By Bradley Jean

Frittata: Italian, roughly translates to the word "fried". An egg-based Italian dish similar to an Omelette or crust-less quiche, enriched with additional ingredients such as meats, cheeses, vegetables or pasta. 

So I felt a bit fancy as a child, at least in my mind, for my dad made these often and I loved them!! He has been a man of breakfast my whole life~~pretty sure that's why I love breakfast too! To this day, no matter how many Frittata's I make, my dad's always seem to taste better. 

I would not say it is a difficult dish at all, but it can be time consuming depending on your ingredients. However, it's delicious and hearty and there are just about always leftovers to warm up later.

Per John W., my dad, the trick to a perfect Frittata is allowing the egg to cook slightly in the pan over your stove before popping it in the oven for the official Bake or Broil. There is actually no frying done, but it does taste that way. You can pick your own favorite veggies; mine include~sweet potatoes, onion, sausage and squash. I also like red potatoes, cheeses, broccoli and spinach. It's a great way to use up veggies in your fridge.

So Cheers to being all Italian with your Frittata!! Turn on your {Italiano Pandora} and perhaps pour a little Champagne too (after Whole30) for such a special dish! 


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RECIPE

Ingredients: 8-10 eggs, 1/2 pound ground sausage, 1/2 chopped whole onion, 1/2 cup chopped veggies: broccoli, kale and squash. 1-2 tomatoes sliced. olive oil. S&P

Use a Large Skillet. I prefer my cast iron, but be sure it's *OvenSafe*

This is where you can pick your own veggies. Any potato will take a bit longer to saute/cook. 

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{Frittata pictured above is a meatless version and includes sweet potatoes.} Yumm!

Brown all meat in a skillet over medium heat. When cooked, drain meat but keep oils for your veggies. Set meat aside.

Saute all veggies in same dish, medium heat, with oils from sausage. I always put my onions in first then add the others after about 10 minutes. Add in a little olive oil here too. If you use potatoes, you'll need to add a little water too. Saute until veggies are well cooked and soft.

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Preheat oven to 400* Bake or Broil. Put Oven rack close to top of your Oven.

Add meat back into your skillet and let them simmer together 5-10 minutes.

In a large bowl, whisk together 8-10 eggs. Add in S&P. 

Pour egg mixture on top of veggies. Lay tomato slices a top the eggs. Let the eggs simmer for about 8 minutes. Then pop your skillet in the oven for about 20 minutes. Edges of dish should be slightly tan when ready.

Done!!

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Slice into Pie pieces, place on a lovely plate and Enjoy!

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