Shlemiel, Frittata, Awesome Breakfast, Incorporated!

We’re gonna’ do it!

Give us any egg, we’ll break it,

Read a recipe, we’ll bake it,

Our culinary dreams come true,

Learnin’ the hard way!..

Sorry, couldn’t help myself and words that rhyme with frittata are hard to come by.  I’ll be singing this all day.

Happy Hump day, my friends!  I realized today that, with Jamie on the road, I have a frittatasurplus supply of eggs and it was time to have a little fun.  I also have a ton of broccoli for some reason, so I decided to go Italian and make frittata.  Delicious!  My kids, including Daniel, the broccoli hater, were actually fighting over the last piece.  It was a sight to behold.

Anyway, it’s very easy and I finished it on the stove top, so no messing with the broiler.  Like a regular omelet, this is a great way to clean out the veggie drawer in your fridge.  The best part is that you don’t have to fold it!


Basic Frittata

Serves: 4-ish (or 1 piece for me and the rest for my 2 boys)
  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2-3/4 cup chopped broccoli, or other shredded/diced veggies (frozen veggies work too)
  • 4-6 eggs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup black olives, sliced or diced
  • 1/2 cup shredded Italian blend or other shredded cheese (I went part Parmesan and part mozzarella)
  1. In a 10 inch skillet, heat the oil and saute the garlic, onion and broccoli, or other veggies, on medium high heat, until crisp-tender, 5 minutes or less.  When done, spread them evenly across the bottom of the skillet.  Sprinkle the olives over the veggies in the skillet.
  2. Beat the eggs well, adding salt and pepper (and of course Tony’s for us) to taste, then pour slowly over the veggies in your skillet.
  3. Sprinkle the cheese over the eggs and reduce heat to medium low.  Loosely cover your skillet and as your eggs thicken, periodically remove the lid and gently lift the edges of the eggs with a spatula, allowing the liquid to run underneath.
  4. Cook until eggs are set, minding they don’t burn, for 7-10 minutes.

    frittata 3
    It’s even pretty upside down.

Traditionally, you would finish in a broiler, but it’s much easier and still delicious to simply cover the skillet loosely.  Fewer dishes make for a happy parent.








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