Blissful Breakfasts: Lazy Morning Recipes – Frittata Steve
Nothing beats a lazy weekend morning (especially when Dad does the cooking). Thanks to my loving husband for sharing his secret recipe (named after him).
Take 2 medium baked potatoes chopped into half inch cubes. I usually don’t have left over baked potatoes so I usually cook them in the microwave.
Dice one medium yellow onion
Dice on red pepper
Heat 3 tbsp good olive oil in a 10″ frying pan on medium heat. Fry onions with one tbsp white sugar until the onions start to brown. Add peppers and continue to cook until the peppers are softened. Reduce heat to medium low.
In a second (deep) frying pan cook 6 slices of bacon.
Add 1 tsp minced garlic to the onion pepper mixture – stir
Add potatoes to the onion, pepper, garlic mixture – stir
Once the bacon is cooked, remove the bacon from the pan, chop and add to the onion, pepper, garlic, potato mixture. Continue to cook on medium low until the flavours combine.
Wash the deep frying pan (or use another pan, but I only have two good frying pans)
Use cooking spray on the freshly washed deep frying pan and put over medium low heat.
Turn on oven to broil (low)
Beat six eggs and three tbsp milk. Add egg and milk mixture to deep frying pan. Increase heat to medium.
After one minute the bottom of the egg mixture will have set up enough to add the onion, pepper, garlic, potato, bacon mixture. (there is no way to know this, but trust me for now).
Add the onion, pepper, garlic, potato, bacon mixture to the egg mixture. The solid mixture should raise the egg level until the two levels are about the same.
Each pan can accomodate a specific amount of frittata and the ratio of egg to solids will need to be adjusted. If as you are adding the onion, pepper, garlic, potato mixture the mixture starts to pile up above the egg level stop adding the mixture and adjust the solids volume for next time.
Cook the egg and mixture until the edges of the egg begin to look cooked and somewhat dry. The centre will still be still quite runny at this time.
Transfer the pan to the oven and watch the frittata rise (somewhat) and watch the egg change from appearing runny to appearing cooked.
Remove the pan from the oven (screaming if you have forgotten to use an oven mitt). Add grated cheese. Return the pan to the oven and broil until the cheese is melted.
Remove the pan from the oven and proudly announce that Frittata Steve is ready.