Frittatas – Easy Breakfast Option


When it comes to making breakfast for a group, frittatas are a quick and easy way to add flavour to the menu.  I like them because they work well with a variety of ingredients.  If you look in your fridge and see there are things that need to be used up, a frittata is a great way of doing it.

I didn’t use leftovers for this one.  However, the recipe below is very simple, and can easily be changed to add new ingredients such as tomatoes, zucchinni, fresh herbs, etc.

Frittatas Recipe

1 dozen large eggs

1/2 cup half and half

5 slices of thick cut bacon

4 green onions

2 large or 4 medium white mushrooms

125g of grated cheese

salt

pepper

I was making this early Saturday morning,  I had bacon for lunch the day before, so I cooked up the bacon I was going to use for Saturday with my lunch.

When it comes to putting the frittatas together, I like to layer in each of the ingredients. It doesn’t particularly matter in what order you add them, but I went with cheese, followed by onions, bacon, and mushrooms. I find doing this makes certain that each of the frittatas has a good portion of each of the ingredients.  It also works well if you want to make more than one type of frittata.  They are easily adaptable.  For example, you could make one half with and one half without bacon. (although, as you know, I’m always looking for reasons to add bacon).

Ingredients for the frittatas

Next I took the dozen eggs and broke them into a large mixing bowl.  I added the 1/2 cup of half and half, and whisked until well-mixed.  The whisk is quite effective, but it you wish to use an electric mixture you might save a minute or two. (Especially if you whisking skills are limited, like mine).

I used a half cup measure to pour the eggs over the ingredients already in the muffin tins. This turned out to just right.  I ended up with a dozen frittatas of equal size  I then put the frittatas in the  pre-heated oven at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.  At the twenty minute mark, I turned the oven setting from bake to broil, just to give them a little bit of colouring on top.

Frittatas on the plate

I piled them all on a plate and let the people go at them. You can also serve them with English muffins or bagels to make a breakfast sandwich.

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