Cook’s Choice Breakfast Frittata




There are really only two things you need for a successful frittata…eggs and milk.  The rest is completely up to you, I promise!

I make breakfast frittatas all the time, I usually make it on the weekend and what’s left over gets cut into squares and refrigerated.  For a quick yet delicious breakfast during the week I just pop a square into the microwave for 30 seconds and that’s breakfast.  Alone this is a great low carb meal but you can definitely put this between two pieces of bread, that’s heavenly.

Anyway, the only two must have ingredients are as follows…

1 dozen eggs
1 cup milk (whole, 2%, or skim)
plus salt and pepper but that doesn’t count


Now you just have to decide what else you want to throw in the mix…this is YOUR frittata.

Preheat your oven to 350°F

Start by cracking 12 eggs into a bowl…




I broke ONE yolk, I was pissed…because I have OCD.  You can’t see it in the photo on purpose.

Then add one cup of milk…I have used every level of milk fatness there is and they all work fine.


Mix that all together really well…




Now what else do you want to put in there?  What’s in your fridge?

I had some left over cubed ham and shredded cheese from the last meal I made so that was definitely going in.  I also had some chopped broccoli so you know that stuff was in.



I usually put mushrooms and onions in mine but the kids were eating it and I wasn’t in the mood to hear the never ending whine fest that ensues when they see mushrooms.

The only thing I ask of you is that when you choose to add a veggie, take a moment to decide whether it needs to be sauteed briefly before you add it.  I like to saute my mushrooms and onions before they go in because I think they need some extra cook time.  If you do saute something before you add it, make sure it cools before putting it in with the milk/egg mixture…we don’t want it cooking until it goes in the oven.

This time I didn’t have to saute anything so that made life extra easy.

If you’re wondering how much to add of each ingredient my advice is to use your best judgement…wow, that was annoying.  Just use anywhere from 1/2 cup (maybe for onions) and 1 1/2 cups (maybe for the broccoli).  You really can’t mess this up I swear.  

After you add your chosen ingredients, throw about 3/4 tsp. of salt and 1/4 tsp. black pepper in there…

Now your frittata will taste just fine with salt and pepper alone but feel very free to add any other spices you would like.  I had some fresh thyme and I love that stuff so it went in…


Once you’re done adding ingredients, stir the whole thing up and pour it into a 9 X 13 baking dish that’s been greased with olive oil or butter.

Now plop it into a 350 degree oven for about 35-40 minutes.  When the top has set and the bottom is golden, it’s done!



Check it out…YUM!


This is so stupid easy I promise…I’ve been eating these protein packed squares for breakfast all week and they keep my nice and full until lunch.  Try it and let me know what you think!  

Cheers!

The Good Cooker



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