Fritatta For Dinner
Cast Iron Skillet
I don't know where these were born but they have sure been a lifesaver. Get unannounced visitors, Frittata! Hate to cook but need to look like you do? Frittata! Got too many eggs and left overs? Ohhh baby, frittata.
What you will need:
An iron skillet or anything you can dump this stuff into and put in the oven. (400 deg) The iron skillet is good because heating it up on the stove before putting in oven helps make a crunchy bottom.
6 - 7 large eggs
6 - 7 tbsp half and half - 1 tbsp per egg
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
Seasoning to your taste.
I use a packet of dry Good Seasoning salad dressing. The generic works well. I live in the south so it's to Winn Dixie I go. They have a great little package for a buck.
1C. cheese - preferably sharp cheddar but whatever you have will work
This is the great part:
Do you have leftover spinach, or something that needs to be cooked? If it looks like a veggie, cook it and throw it in. Onions, broccoli, carrots, etc.
How about ham/sausage/turkey/chicken?
Whatever you have will work and you can put in as much or little as you wish.
Whisk the eggs in the Half and Half - evaporated milk will work also,
Throw the seasonings and whatever you have scraped up into the bowl. Mix and plop into the iron skillet after it has been heated on medium heat and Pam'ed or olive oiled. You can use a baking dish or put it in ramekins, 2/3 full. It isn't a souffle, don't worry about it falling. It will. No pie crusts to cling to our thighs.
Bake for about 30 minutes or until top and edges are crispy. Let sit a few minutes. Cut into pieces and serve with fruit and a nice white wine and the bread below:
If you have a leftover bread loaf that went stale, cut it into slices, wedges or chunks, butter/margarine. Sprinkle with garlic salt, toast til crunchy and serve. This also keeps well in a baggie for about a week.
Wonderful way to change things up a bit!
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