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Urban Eats #31: Simple Potato Frittata

by Emma on May 19, 2010

in Breakfast

This was a "what can I make out of what I have" moment.

Fritatta
 I opened my refrigerator as my stomach rumbled and took stock. Two baking potatoes. A third of a white onion. Some eggs. A partial block of cheese. And the ever present half and half cream (I love cream in my coffee). So I decided to make a frittata. I love recipes where you can just stick your cast iron pan in the oven. I don't know why, but I am really impressed by this trick;)

More specific ingredients (since I already told you what I had): 2 large potatoes, 1/3 of an onion, 5 eggs, 2 tablespoons cream, 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese, 2 tablespoons butter, some olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.

Once you have peeled and chopped up your potatoes coat them in a little olive oil and a generous amount of salt and pepper and bake them at 350 F for 10-12 minutes. Finely chop up the onion. In a small bowl whisk together the eggs and cream. Shred the cheddar cheese. On the stove top melt butter in your cast iron pan making sure it coats the bottom as well as the sides of the pan, remove from heat. Now place your potatoes and onions in the cast iron and pour the egg mixture over the top of them. Add a bit more salt and pepper if you like and pop it into the already heated oven for 15-20 minutes. Sprinkle the cheese over top for the last 2-3 minutes of baking. Serve warm.

Although this worked out nicely considering I didn't have much to work with-if you have any herbs you should definitely chop them up and add them to the egg mixture before cooking. It was yummy but was lacking in the flavorful department.

{ 5 comments }

Angie May 19, 2010 at 12:58 pm

Mmm! I love how this recipe uses ingredients that a lot of people will already have.

Sarah May 19, 2010 at 1:29 pm

Um hello supper!
Thanks for sharing, it looks sooo good!!! Anything with cheese and potatoes has my heart. <3

Bekka May 19, 2010 at 6:05 pm

Yummy! My favorite thing about cast iron skillets is the simultaneous baking and frying. :)

anna May 20, 2010 at 2:32 am

i love to prepare meals out of nothing, and my mum is always impressed by my creative way of cooking.
we are some lucky girls that we can always eat good stuff :)
but maybe i should stop reading your blog – i always get too hungry an get new cravings!

generic cialis April 7, 2011 at 10:51 am

Thanks I love breakfast haha this is the only food on day that I made with patience, thanks for share.