Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Recipe ::. My FIRST Frittata

Do you have a recipe that you haven't made because you are intimidated by it? "Intimidated" by a recipe... Sounds weird... I know. But frittata's were like that for me (Actually, frittata's and lasagna... but that's another post). I mean, I consider myself to be a pretty good cook and I am ALWAYS trying out new recipes, but never a frittata.

See, at first, I didn't make frittatas because I didn't have one of those fancy shmancy pans that you can also put in the oven (yes, I know you can do them stove-top... shhh). Then I got one; and there went that excuse.

Excuse #2 was that hubby does not like "Breakfast food" for dinner (yes, he's a weirdo... but I still married him). Well... then the other weekend hubby had his weekend national guard drill and he was gone for dinner. So... yes... there went excuse #2.

So I decided to bit the bullet and give it a go. In my frittata recipe searching I came to one conclusion... Anything goes (I think that's what intimidated me the most actually). Start with eggs, cheese, and milk... and you are good to go (this is a good recipe that I came across after-the-fact).

For my VERY FIRST FRITTATA (woohoo!)

 I used:
Cheddar cheese
diced ham that I had in the freezer (thawed)
1. First thing I did was saute the asparagus and mushrooms in butter until there was no more liquid and the mushrooms and asparagus were tender.

2. Next, while the pan was still on the stove, I threw throw in my (thawed) ham, cheese,  and pour beaten eggs/splash of milk over the mixture. I cooked this on the stove for a few minutes and then I moved it into a 400* oven and bake until set and browned.

3. This is what it looked like coming out of the oven. YUM!

4. And... less pretty, this is my frittata turned out on a plate.

I liked it a LOT and so did the girls.

Now that I have overcome my intimidation by frittatas, I think there will be a lot more in my future (sorry hubby!)


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  1. We love breakfast for dinner once in a while. I think a Frittata will be on the menu soon. It looks easy and delish!

  2. This looks wonderful! I would eat it! We love breakfast for dinner! I am always looking for different recipes and this is perfect! It is like an omelette, but different. I would love for you to share it with us at Kids in the Kitchen link up. We welcome family friendly, healthy recipes- and ones that kids can help in the kitchen. :)
    This weeks links is http://younglivingoillady.com/home/kids-in-the-kitchen-week-3/

    Feel free to link up with us weekly. Grab our button and share away! Thanks! Blessings!

  3. Mine is "souffle", and my goal is to make one before my next b-day.

  4. That looks great! I've never made a frittata either. It's not that I'm avoiding it. It just never have. I like the asparagus you added - great idea!! Thanks for sharing this on the Take it on Tuesday blog hop!

  5. Ha Ha! Good for you finally trying it out! Looks very tasty! I'm still waiting on a pan I can put in the oven too....

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  6. I can't say I've ever made one myself, so thanks for sharing how to do it! I may have to give this a try! BTW, I'm a new follower - would love it if you'd stop by my blog as well!


  7. I love asparagus and mushrooms, so this sounds especially delicious!

  8. Congratulations on getting over your fear!! It sounds wonderful. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!! Have a great week!

  9. I have to say that I totally agree with your hubby. I hate breakfast for dinner. I don't know why, I just do. However I love frittata. My favorite is the Spanish version called tortilla espanola.

  10. Looks delish thanks for sharing at Bacon Time.

  11. Oh my goodness, this looks so delicious. I've always wanted to try this. Thank you so much for linking up on Fabulous Friday at Faith, Trust & Pixie Dust. You are invited back next weekend.

    Warmly, Michelle

  12. Yum :) Frittatas are so forgiving. I've been making mine with roast potatoes and fennel lately. The variations are endless. Have fun with them!

  13. That looks delicious! I love frittatas and often make them when I have left over roast potato. You did a great job for your first one!

    Thanks for sharing your recipe. If you feel like linking up to another linky party my Say G'Day Party has just started and I would be honoured if you could join in!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz


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