I don’t know about you, but I’m still trying to come up with creative ways to use up Christmas and New Years food! I came up with this Fritatta that would use up some ingredients without being the same old leftovers I’ve tried to feed my family for a week. A “Fritatta” is the Italian version of a crust-less Quiche or an open-faced omelette. The best part is you can use what YOU have on hand and make a different Fritatta every time!
To mine, I added red peppers,
a small purple onion
and cheese…. We brought a cheese plate to almost every gathering we went to this holiday season- so we had LOTS of different cheeses to choose from! I didn’t even get out the Brie or the Stilton…. that would have been yummy! I grated up some manchego, sharp cheddar, parmesan, havarti, monterrey jack, and sweet irish cheddar. I grated a combination of these cheeses measuring about 3/4 cup. If you’d like your Fritatta extra cheesy, you can add up to 1 cup of cheese.
I wanted a thick piece of Fritatta, so I used a whole dozen eggs!
First, I sauteed my veggies in about a tablespoon of butter and a tablespoon of olive oil. I also added a garlic clove- because I add garlic to everything! I seasoned my veggies at this point , but made sure I had a gentle touch with the salt, since I was adding ham that is naturally very salty.
Once the veggies are soft, you can stir in your ham and add your eggs. I cracked the eggs into a separate bowl and whipped them lightly, adding salt, pepper, and hot sauce- about 4 drops!
Then add your cheese! I did my best grating those little slices of cheese! A food processor would have been easier! Note to self!
Sprinkle cheese on top of Fritatta mixture and pop into oven for about 12 minutes at 375 degrees or until the middle is set.
And here is the finished product! Yum!! Really yum! And… shocker- the kids loved it and asked for seconds! Success!!
Obviously this Fritatta would be good on any morning with any kind of weather and anytime I need to use some leftovers! Enjoy!
- 3/4 cup Ham- diced
- 1 red pepper, diced
- 1 purple onion, diced
- 3/4 cup cheese of your choice, grated
- 12 eggs, cracked and slightly whipped
- salt and pepper
- Tabasco- 2-3 drops, if desired
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place butter and olive in your favorite oven safe skillet. Add veggies and sautee until soft. Season with salt and pepper. Add ham. Add eggs and cheese. Bake at 375 for 12 minutes or until center is set. Enjoy!
- Use your favorite veggies and meat to make your own delicious Fritatta.