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The ultimate leftover frittata recipe

January 26, 2015

I’m a self-proclaimed “Queen of the leftover dishes”. There’s a part of me that thrives on coming up with a delicious (or I’ll settle for decent) dish that involves leftovers. My favourite go-to right now is frittata. I probably make one or two a month and they serve us well for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Now of course the kids aren’t going to be all over it, but they will often eat components of the frittata before I put it together. For example:

  • roast potatoes (check)
  • fried mushrooms (check)
  • sautéed asparagus (check)

But put it all together and “no thanks” is all I get. Sigh. Anyway, for the rest of us normal human beings, give it a try and you’ll find a new found love in those annoying leftovers. frittata Frittata Choose a medium-large sized skillet with high sides. Pre-heat broiler on med-high temperature. Prepare your veggies, or re-warm your leftovers. Here are some of my favourites and you can just combine whatever you like to have (as few or as many as you prefer):

  • roast potatoes (cut into small bite-sized portions)
  • coarsely chopped fried mushrooms
  • sautéed kale, asparagus, and/or peppers
  • turkey bacon, ham, or sausages
  • olives

Once cooked, put all veggies in a skillet with a tbsp of oil, on med-high heat. frittata   To 6-8 eggs beaten (depending on the size of your skillet), add:

  • 1/4 cup of freshly grated parmesan
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder and 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt & pepper
  • fresh parsley (finely chopped)

Pour beaten egg mixture into skillet covering all the veggies. Allow to sit on med-high heat until sides become firm (5 mins or so). Just before transferring into the oven, add some grape tomatoes on top for a decorative appearance. frittata Cook under the broiler (use the bottom grill) for another 10 mins or so until the centre of the frittata is no longer liquid. Check often to ensure you aren’t burning the daylights out of it under the broiler. 🙂 We love to eat our frittata with Frank’s Hot Sauce (yum) but you could also try it with ketchup or salsa. If you discover any other great leftovers for this dish let me know. Buon appetite! frittata


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