Basic Frittata

Basic Frittata

Just what is a frittata?  Well, it is a cross between an omelet and a casserole and is best when it's loaded with lots of delicious ingredients.  Make sure to sauté the delicious ingredients first. 


8 Lightly Beaten Eggs

1 Tablespoon Fresh Chopped Basil

1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt

1/2 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper

3 Tablespoons Olive Oil

1 1/2 Cups Chopped Vegetables of Your Choice

3 Sliced Green Onions

1/2 Cup Chopped Ham

1/2 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Preheat the broiler. In a medium size bowl combine the eggs, basil, kosher salt and pepper.  Set aside.  In a large ovenproof sauté pan heat the olive oil over a medium heat.  Add the chopped vegetables and the green onions.  Cook for 5 minutes until the vegetables are nice and tender.  Make sure to stir occasionally.  Stir in the chopped ham.  Pour the egg mixture over the vegetables mixture.  Continue to cook over a medium heat.  As the egg mixture sets run a heat-proof spatula around the edge of the skillet.  Lift the egg mixture so the uncooked portion flows underneath.  Continue to cook and lift the edges until the egg mixture is almost set.  Sprinkle with the cheddar cheese.  Place the sauté pan under the broiler for 2 minutes.  You will want the sauté pan 5 inches from the heat.  You will want the cheese melted.  Remove from the oven and serve nice and hot.  Serves 4


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