Home Cooked Nostalgia: Frittata Recipe

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 By Sara O’Brien 

Frittata Recipe

While moving out has many upsides, my first trip to the supermarket left me in a state of culinary confusion and I immediately realised what I had given up. A quick succession of self-pity and nostalgia set in and I was left only to imagine the smell of breakfast cooking on a Sunday morning. Going home after a term filled with semi-burnt eggs and watery porridge, I could hardly turn down one of my Mom’s breakfast spreads. From pancakes or waffles to omelettes and bacon, such delicious scents sneak into your dreams and you can’t sleep through them. Growing up, I found that the best nights were the ones where we had breakfast for dinner…exciting, I know. Although I love a home cooked dinner, I have to admit that this fact remains true today. After some rummaging through family recipe boxes, I found one of the simplest and cheapest dishes to satisfy both morning and evening palates. A frittata, in basic terms, is an oven baked omelette, perfectly simple in its versatility. Besides a few essentials, there is no strict protocol when it comes to choosing ingredients. You are free to be as simple or extravagant as you like! I have put together a few combinations to try. Remember, you can always alter the recipe’s measurements depending on how many servings you wish to make. Enjoy!

 

Frittata

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 220℃
  2. Oil a 9 inch oven dish with deep sides
  3. Slice the meat and vegetables into small pieces
  4. Cook them in a frying pan
  5. Once cooked: mix them together and spread them into the dish
  6. Mix together: – 8 eggs – 1 measuring cup of milk – A few dashes of salt and pepper
  7. Pour the egg mixture over the vegetables and meat
  8. (optional) Add a final addition of grated cheese on top
  9. Bake in the oven for 5 minutes at 220℃
  10. Reduce the heat to 180℃
  11. Bake for an additional 20 minutes (or until firm and golden)

 

Different combinations: (If using spinach, add it to the egg mixture without pre-cooking it)

* Sausage Peppers Onions Cheddar Cheese

* Bacon Peppers Onions Spinach Feta Cheese

* Spinach Onions Tomato Black olives Feta Cheese

* Ham Broccoli Asparagus Black Olives Tomato