Monday, December 10, 2007

3 Cheese Frittata

This came from the Martha Stewart Blog and I think its been floating around the blog-o-sphere for a few days. I try my best to make a big breakfast on Sundays so the hubs & I have breakfast for the week. I am a HUGE fan of eggs, I would make them every morning if I could. That was the only upside to doing P90X earlier this year, eggs galore for breakfast!!!

Serves 8 – 10
Extra virgin olive oil
1 lb. small potatoes
4 small red onions thinly sliced
2 medium leeks washed and thinly sliced **We don't like leeks, so I used shallots**
1/4 tsp. paprika, salt and freshly ground pepper
2 slices white bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 cloves garlic peeled and crushed
1 C. parsley, chopped
7 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 C. gouda, shredded ** Didn't have any gouda so I used extra sharp cheddar**
1/2 C. swiss, shredded
1/2 C. blue cheese, crumbled
In a large non-stick skillet with an ovenproof handle, heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat. Add the potato slices and lightly brown on one side, about 3 minutes, then toss and lightly brown the other side. Add the onion to the skillet, toss with the potatoes, and sauté for a few more minutes until the onions are soft and translucent. Next, add the leeks and continue to sauté for about 5 minutes more.

Season with the paprika, salt and freshly ground pepper to taste, then transfer the mixture to a large bowl.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Return the skillet over medium heat and add 4 tablespoons of olive oil. Add the bread cubes and the garlic and toss until the bread is lightly browned and crispy on all sides. Add the bread, parsley, and eggs to the sautéed vegetables. Meanwhile, heat 2 more tablespoons of olive oil in the skillet and when nice and hot, pour this egg mixture into the pan. Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the top and cook over medium heat for about 5 to 6 minutes until a thin crust forms on the bottom and sides.

Place the skillet in the oven and bake for about 10 minutes. Check the consistency and continue baking until the eggs are just set. Invert the omelet onto a large cutting board and slice into wedges to serve.
I think my next frittata I will omit the bread & add more cheese. The bread made it taste like a strata & I really wanted more of a baked omelet feel.

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