Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Mushroom and Pepper Frittata for Two
from Lynda's Recipe Box
Just about any veggies and any cheese will work. I used ingredients that were just leftover basically. Zucchini is good too. Here's my list.
4 large eggs
3 tablespoons half and half
about 2 ounces mushrooms, sliced
1/4 cup diced red onion
3 fresh, sweet mini peppers, coarsely chopped
about 1/4 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
1-2 tablespoons butter
salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare the peppers and mushrooms and onions, or other veggies of choice. Beat the eggs and half and half in a bowl with some salt and pepper. Heat an 8 inch skillet over medium heat. A non-stick skillet would be perfect, but I used a stainless steel pan and it worked fine, but I needed more fat so the frittata wouldn't stick. Also, make sure your skillet is oven safe.
Add 1 tablespoon butter to skillet. When it is melted add the mushrooms and stir around for a couple of minutes. Add the onions and peppers, and more butter only if needed and season with a little salt. Saute until softened a minute or two. Add the egg mixture and shredded cheese to the skillet and mix. Let cook a couple of minutes. Place frittata into the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes, until the frittata is set. It shouldn't jiggle when shaken. Add a bit of cheese to the top is desired,and bake for a minute,just until cheese is melted. Carefully remove skillet from the oven. NOTE! Handle is screaming hot! IT is so easy to forget to use a potholder when taking this out of the oven. (Has anyone other than me ever grabbed a handle in the oven, not thinking? sigh.) Cut and serve; it is yummy.