There is nothing quite as easy as cracking and scrambling some eggs, throwing them in a pan, and cooking them. There is also not much quite as boring.
That is why we (yes, we – this is one of those meals my whole family enjoys) love frittatas. They can be made with almost infinite variables, and they are simple. Here is the one my wife enjoys the most.
- 10-12 eggs
- 4-5 pieces of bacon cut into little pieces
- 1/2 yellow onion chopped/diced
- 1 green pepper chopped/diced
- 1 red pepper chopped/diced
- 1 C or more spinach (fresh or frozen)
- salt and pepper to taste
- other seasonings as you desire (optional – but you could use oregano, basil, rosemary, etc…)
- tbsp butter or light tasting olive oil (optional)
Preheat oven to 375° F
In a deep skillet (make sure it’s oven safe also) over medium heat, cook the chopped bacon until crispy.
While bacon is cooking crack all eggs into large bowl season with salt and pepper and other seasonings if using. Whisk eggs and put aside for now.
Remove bacon, leave the grease! If needed add butter or oil and add onions and saute for ~5 minutes until soft and translucent. Add red and green peppers and continue cooking until tender ~10 minutes. Add bacon back in, and spinach. If using fresh spinach (my preference) mix the spinach around with the cooked veggies – when spinach is wilted it will reduce to probably 1/4 it’s original mass – if using frozen just cook until spinach is heated through.
Add all eggs and stir the mixture to evenly distribute all the ingredients. Let bottom of eggs “set” – ~5 minutes, then transfer to oven. Cook in oven 20-25 minutes or until the whole egg mixture is set and cooked through. You can use a toothpick in the middle to check doneness (it should come out clean) Alternatively, you can set egg mixture under a broiler for about 5 minutes – and it should cook quicker – just be careful not to burn it.
Cut the frittata into slices and serve. For a complete 4HB meal, pair it with some black beans and a veggie (I’m partial to broccoli – yes, even for breakfast!)
The beauty of this is you can add all sorts of things to this: sausage, leftover ham, tomatoes, mushrooms, zucchini, artichokes, etc…!
Is this something you could see yourself making? If you try it, I’d like to hear about it in the comments!