As a vegetarian, there are three things I try to do with every meal:
1 – Make it healthy
2 – Make it easy
3 – Make it so that it doesn’t make me miss meat
Luckily, I found a frittata that makes all of those things happen!
What I love most about this recipe is that it works no matter what produce is in season (if that’s important to you) and it will fool people into thinking you’re a really good chef.
I’d been wanting to make a frittata for awhile (words my 12-year-old self never thought I’d say) and when I got a cast iron skillet for Christmas last year, it was time.
With all that said, I give you this recipe!
What You Need:
2 cloves garlic chopped
1 scallion chopped (if you like the taste of onions then you can use those)
1 tsp salt
1TBSP olive oil (vegetable oil will work, I just like cooking with olive oil)
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 bunch thin asparagus, chopped 1/2in long (or any chopped veggies that you like and think will blend well together. If you need more ideas feel fee to ask in the comments :) )
3/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
What You Do:
Preheat your broiler
Spread the oil around the sides and bottom of the cast iron skillet, then add the garlic, scallions and veggies. Sautee them until browned, and scallions are translucent
In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, salt and 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese
Turn the burner to medium heat and pour in the eggs and cheese
Mix everything together well in the pan and let cook until it’s almost completely set and not jiggly (while it’s cooking, lift it up from the bottom a few times. This lets the eggs seep under so that everything is cooked through)
Once set, sprinkle the rest of the parmesan cheese on the top and put in the broiler for about three minutes (or until the top is browned).
Take it out, and enjoy!
Messiness - Honestly, it’s no messier than making scrambled eggs or an omelette. The chopping is the messiest part.
Simplicity - If you’re truly a new cook, then this might prove a little confusing, but just because eggs are so tricky sometimes. That doesn’t mean you can’t do it! If you follow the directions, you’ll be just fine! It’s also really easy to wrap up slices in foil and take them to work for breakfast.
Budget - I always find all of these ingredients at the 99 Cent store, except for the parmesan cheese. That will be the most expensive part, but it should still only be around $3 (personally, I LOVE the Trader Joes parmesan which is about $5. If cheese is important to you, then go for the good stuff. It’s worth it)
Delicious Factor – So yummy! And I love that it’s got about the same nutritional value as an omelette. I usually make one and find myself eating it for breakfast and/or dinner over the next few days.