Sunday, June 8, 2008

Frittata For Two

I used to make breakfast quite often for my husband and I on the weekends but lately he wakes up before I do and immediately goes to the kitchen and eats some cereal or oatmeal. Saturday night before going to bed I said please do not eat anything if you wake up before me, I am going to make breakfast in the morning. I told him it would have bacon in it and that must have done the trick. :) I was actually able to make us a nice breakfast.


I first made this recipe a few months ago but never took pictures to blog about it. I have been meaning to make it again but never got around to it. Since yukon gold potatoes were on sale at the store this week I decided it would be the perfect time to make it again.

Boy am I ever glad that I made it again. It has awesome flavor (pssssttt I added a little bit of garlic and left out the onion) and was an easy one pan meal that took minimal time to prepare. I ate about 1/4 of it and my husband managed to polish off 3/4 of it.

Bacon, Potato, and Cheddar Frittata for Two
Source: CooksIllustrated.com

An ovensafe nonstick 10-inch skillet is a must for this recipe. Because broilers vary so much in intensity, watch the frittata carefully as it cooks. This recipe makes two very generous portions; leftovers can be wrapped and refrigerated—they make a great sandwich filling.

Ingredients
6 large eggs
1 1/2 tablespoons half-and-half
Table salt and ground black pepper
4 ounces bacon (about 4 slices), cut crosswise into 1/4-inch pieces
1/2 pound Yukon Gold potatoes , peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 1/2 ounces cheddar cheese , cut into 1/4-inch cubes (about 1/3 cup)
2 scallions , sliced thin on the bias

Directions
1. Adjust oven rack to upper-middle position, about 5 inches from heating element; heat broiler. Whisk eggs, half-and-half, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper in medium bowl until well combined, about 30 seconds. Set eggs aside.

2. Fry bacon in 10-inch nonstick ovensafe skillet over medium heat until crisp, about 10 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towel-lined plate; pour off all but 1 tablespoon of bacon fat. Add potatoes to skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown and tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Stir cheddar, scallions, and bacon into eggs; add egg mixture to skillet and cook, using spatula to stir and scrape bottom of skillet, until large curds form and spatula begins to leave wake but eggs are still very wet, about 1 minute. Shake skillet to distribute eggs evenly; cook without stirring for 30 seconds to let bottom set.

3. Slide skillet under broiler and broil until frittata has risen and surface is puffed and spotty brown, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes; when cut into with paring knife, eggs should be slightly wet and runny. Remove skillet from oven and let stand 5 minutes to finish cooking; using spatula, loosen frittata from skillet and slide onto platter or cutting board. Cut into wedges and serve.

17 comments:

Jigginjessica said...

This looks soooooo good! Now I'm craving bacon, eggs and potatoes!

Liz said...

I agree, it looks SO GOOD! I am hungry now!

Carrie said...

I have never had frittata but I bet this is awesome!

Katie said...

Oooh, that looks so delicious with those potatoes and everything. YUM!

That Girl said...

I love frittatas! They're like fancy omlettes.

Playful Professional said...

This is going on my menu for Saturday morning breakfast (or maybe Sunday). Yum!

mrsdanigirl8 said...

Yum! This sounds great for a brunch I am planning.

Jeanine said...

Sounds yummy! I may have to give this a try. I bet your hubby stays in bed longer on the weekends now, hoping you'll make this for breakfast! :)

chelley325 said...

Oh man, this looks great! It would be a perfect Friday night dinner :)

cmward said...

OMG that looks amazing! I have to make that this weekend.

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giz said...

So I guess cereal doesn't look so appealing anymore huh? The frittata looks totally interesting and quite dense.

Steph said...

I've never had a fritatta before. Acutally I never make breakfast food and go for the quick cereal and yogurt, but I have to make this one day!

Kredite ohne Schufa said...

I cant wait for to take the awesome taste.Thanks for sahring.I will make it soon.

Robin said...

Looks great!

Matin said...

I love frittata but havent tried one with bacon yet. Looks yummy. Thanks for sharing:-)
X M

MrsSisler said...

I've had this saved in my google reader for awhile now! I was looking for something quick/easy for dinner & remembered this. It was great! Thanks for sharing. I used red-skinned potatoes instead of Yukon Gold because that's what I had on hand.

I'll definitely be making this one again!