This is when I turn to a few money saving menu strategies like Meatless Monday and using less expensive ingredients like eggs a little more often.
A frittata is like quiche for people who are afraid of pie crust. You start with a standard egg to cream/milk ratio and then anything but the kitchen sink is fair game, which also makes them a great way to use up leftovers without anyone in your family knowing that you’re serving them leftovers. Just saying…
I used this handy dandy OXO Good Grip Egg Beater because, well, it’s fun! And I’m totally mature like that!
It’s easy to grip handles and smooth gear-action make it super simple for little hands to help out as well. So now you can share the fun; or maybe just keep the little ones out of trouble while you’re busy whipping up breakfast… and the best part, the base detaches and it’s dishwasher safe.
Artichoke and Roasted Red Pepper Frittata
Yields: 8 servings
9 large eggs
¾ c. half and half cream
⅓ c. grated Parmesan cheese
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. white pepper
1-2 tbs. olive oil
½ small onion, small dice
2 cloves garlic, minced
⅓ c. artichoke hearts, chopped
½ roasted red pepper, chopped
In a small bowl, beat together eggs, half and half, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper, and set aside.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Heat a 12” nonstick, oven-proof skillet (I use cast iron) over medium heat. Add olive oil and sauté onions till soft and translucent. Add garlic, artichoke hearts, and roasted red peppers and continue to cook 2-3 minutes until the garlic is cooked through.
Pour eggs on top of the vegetables and stir to make sure all of the vegetables are evenly distributed through the mixture. Cook 5-7 minutes until the mixture begins to set on the bottom and around the sides.
Transfer skillet to the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes until the top is completely set. If you’re not sure it’s all the way finished, insert a butter knife. It should come out clean – it’ll be moist, because the egg mixture is moist, but it should be free of egg.
Serve immediately from the pan, or invert onto a serving tray.
The good news is that you can whip up your own killer frittata (or some quick and easy egg whites) because OXO is giving away one of these egg beaters to one of my readers! Just feel the love…
One lucky winner will receive an OXO Good Grips Egg Beater to help you whip up light and fluffy eggs every time!
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Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go check out OXO’s line of organizing supplies, because after a holiday chock full of baking, my pantry is in need of some serious TLC! We’re talking about pulling out the big guns here…
*Disclosure: As part of the OXO Blogger Outreach Program I received a free OXO Good Grips Egg Beater to assist in preparation of my recipe, but all opinions expressed are my own.