Saturday, January 19, 2013

Cheesy Basil Fritatta Recipe

Another absolutely fantastic, delicious recipe, one  full of 
eggs, potatoes, cheese and herbs, 
compliments of my husband- the cook at our place.

Having too many eggs recently?
Not only are we freezing them for future use, 
but also searching out high egg content recipes.
And why not take advantage of all those freshly laid eggs
since raising those chickens is costing a pretty penny these days?

As a side note- see the celery floating in the canning jar?
It's growing! It's about 1 1/2 inches high now.
And the eggs- lots of them every day, 
even with temperatures in the low teens!

Well- back to the recipe.

12 eggs- lightly whisked but not beaten
Yellow potatoes, sliced- enough to cover the bottom of a 10 inch oven safe skillet
    (we use All Clad)
2 TBL dried onions (or chopped fresh)
1/2 stick of butter
1/4 C milk
1 TBL basil
1/2 C shredded mozzarella cheese- use your judgement for amt.
1/2 C cheddar cheese- sliced or shredded- use your judgement for amt.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F

On Stove Top
Fry sliced potatoes in butter using the 10 inch oven safe skillet.
Salt and pepper to taste as cooking.
Line bottom of skillet with potatoes.

Prepare Egg Mixture
Whisk eggs in bowl until mixed but not beaten
Add mozzerella
Add milk, onions and basil
(If using fresh onions, cook until tender and add to egg mixture)
Set aside until potatoes are done

Add egg mixture on top of the fried potatoes in skillet.
Cook over medium heat until the bottom of the mixture seems firm.

In Oven (for this recipe we used the regular oven, not convection)
Add cheddar cheese to top of egg and potato mixture
Transfer skillet to preheated oven.
Cook for 20-25 minutes- checking progress occasionally
Once the mixture has puffed up, remove from oven

The only thing that could have made it better was adding bacon- but that goes without saying, doesn't it!


Kristi said...

Sounds yummy!


Yummy sounds good and what a good use for lots of eggs!

TLW said...

Thanks for the recipe Kathy, I will try it! I love fritatta as a delicious but easy way to feed everyone with something different than the standard bacon and eggs. Joyce

Manny said...

That looks DELICIOUS! My mother makes the simplest fritata: eggs, grated parmasan cheese, carmalized unions, and seasoning. Fantastic. One doesn't need to get fancy for a good fritata.

Carrie P. said...

I love making fritatas in the summer with all the fresh veggies. thanks for sharing.

Candy C. said...

Love fritatas and you are right, EVERYTHING is better with bacon!

Nancy C said...

I made an asparagus fritata last summer -- this looks great!