Eggs. They really are incredible aren't they. They have so many uses in cooking, and they are of course a food itself. There is a lot of lore behind them, including that of the old fashioned chefs toque...which is said to have 100 pleats in it representing the 100 ways a chef knows how to cook eggs. Well, being a professional cook myself, I don't know if this is true or not but there certainly are a lot of ways in which one can cook this incredible food. The repertoire of baking them alone is extensive. The most common being quiche, shirred, strata, tortilla espagnola, and of course the frittata (just to name a few). But frittata is the recipe I am focusing on for this post. I made this for my son and I this morning. It is so easy but also really delicious. As with many (most) of the recipes I post on this blog, this is just a suggestion--a guide, if you will--you can really use whatever ingredients you like (within reason) so long as you follow the basic formula.
Broccoli, Sweet Potato, and Two-Cheese Frittata
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 teaspoon basil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 small onion, sliced
1/2 green pepper, sliced
1 small sweet potato, par-cooked, peeled, and diced
1 small head broccoli, par-cooked and cut into florets
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Preheat an oven to 375F. Combine the eggs, Parmesan, milk, red pepper, basil, and salt in a small bowl; whisk together and set aside. Heat the olive oil in an oven-proof skillet. Add the onion, green pepper, sweet potato, and broccoli; sauté the vegetables for a couple minutes, or until they just begin to brown. Add the garlic and sauté another minute. Pour the egg mixture over the vegetables then top it with the shredded cheddar. Place the skillet in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes, or until the eggs are cooked and set.