It's been another busy weekend. Drew's dad has been visiting so I've been cooking a lot of things for breakfast. I wanted to come up with a recipe where I could feed a lot of people without using a ton of dishes and ingredients. So I thought a frittata would be perfect. A frittata is an egg based dish that's similar to a quiche or an omelet but has a lot of other ingredients inside. Everything is cooked in one pan, it's inexpensive, feeds a crowd and is easy to make.
Here's how I made it:
1 lb. mild breakfast sausage, (I used Publix brand)
1 onion, small dice
5 small potatoes, diced (I used fingerlings)
10 eggs, beaten
1 t garlic powder
3 scallions, thinly sliced
Grated cheddar cheese
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
Heat a large, nonstick skillet over medium high heat.
Brown all the sausage and crumble it using a wooden spoon.
Once the sausage is browned and cooked through, take it out with a slotted spoon and place on a plate lined with a paper towel.
Keep the sausage drippings in the pan. Add the potatoes and onions. Sprinkle generously with salt and cook until the potatoes are fork tender.
In the meantime while the potatoes and onions are cooking, crack all of the eggs into a large bowl. Season with salt and whisk until the eggs are well beaten. Set aside.
Add the sausage back to the pan and toss with the potatoes and onions. Add the garlic powder and stir.
Lower the heat of the pan. Make sure the sausage, onions and potatoes are spread out in a single layer. Pour the beaten eggs over the top.
Using a spatula, gently move things around so the eggs can get into all the nooks and crannys.
Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes. If your skillet doesn't have an oven proof handle, or if you just aren't sure about it, wrap the handle with aluminum foil to protect it.
Just before the time is up, sprinkle the top of the frittata with cheddar cheese, as much as you'd like.
When the cheese is melted, remove the skillet from the oven and let the frittata rest for 5 minutes.
Sprinkle the top with sliced scallions.
Cut it just like a pie and serve. Make sure you douse it in hot sauce!! That's the way we like it around here!