Thursday, July 5, 2012

Weekend Cooking- Fridge Raider Frittata


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I saw a few minutes of ABC TV's The Chew, and one story caught my eye. Daphne Oz, daughter of Dr. Memet Oz and co-host of the show, went into one viewer's home to help her make an easy, healthy breakfast for her family.

Daphne took one look in the fridge and put together a frittata that looked so tasty, I decided to try it myself. She found a leftover baked potato, some roasted vegetables from dinner the night before, some bruschetta and some spinach.

She heated 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a small oven proof skillet, crushed the baked potato (skin on) into the skillet and added 1/2 cup chopped onion. Let this cook for a few minutes, then pile the roasted vegetables and spinach on top.

Whisk together 4 eggs and 1/4 cup heavy cream (or half and half), season with salt and pepper, Pour the eggs over the vegetables in the skillet, top with 1/4 cup shredded cheese, put the skillet in the oven for 8-10 minutes, until the eggs are set.

When the frittata comes out of the oven, she topped it with some bruschetta, and then served it on a mini bagel. (I served my bagels on the side.)

My sons liked the frittata, and I liked that I could use leftovers in a new dish that could be breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Daphne's complete recipe is here:
http://beta.abc.go.com/shows/the-chew/recipes/Fridge-Raid-Fritata-Daphne-Oz

My frittata looked like this
What are your favorite frittata ingredients? Let me know in comments below.

6 comments:

  1. I like greens in my frittatas -- spinach, kale, whatever is on hand. Isn't it a great feeling to use up what you have? Extra points when the family approves.

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  2. That's a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Cheddar cheese and mushrooms are my favorite ingredients, though frying up the potatoes first sounds wonderful.

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  4. Nice. I love the idea of frittata but fail to actually make them. Yours looks great.

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  5. You got pretty lucky with your fritatta! I keep more fruit than veggies in the fridge so not sure what I could throw together. I usually like mushroom, cheese, and ham/bacon in mine.

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  6. Your frittata looks delicious! Good name for it, fridge raider :) I do the same when I have lots of not so perfect vegetables left over.

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