This is my newest combo. The potato adds some heartiness for those mornings when you just want a little something more.
|Bell Pepper and Potato Frittata|
Ready to get started, peeps? Ok, here goes:
Warm the skillet over medium heat and add 8 slices of chopped bacon, like so:
* Note: I often prepare my filling the evening before, then cook the frittata in my cast iron the next morning. You can do this too if you want to save some time in the morning *
When the bacon is cooked through, remove it from the skillet with a slotted spoon and set aside to drain. To the bacon grease left in the skillet, add 1 diced yellow onion, 1 diced bell pepper (any color or combination of colors), 2 cloves of minced garlic, and 1 grated potato (I used a yellow one, but I think a red potato would be awesome too). Potatoes grate easy using a regular cheese grater.
Cook this over medium heat until the potatoes are tender and browned, about 15 minutes. Then stir in an ⅛ cup of fresh parsley.
Pour your egg mixture over the potato mixture in the skillet.
Cook in the skillet over medium heat, without stirring, for 5 minutes. Sprinkle an extra ½ cup of pepper jack cheese over the top and then transfer your cast iron to the pre-heated oven for another 10 - 15 minutes, or until the center of the frittata is set. Cool at least 5 minutes before slicing.
As always, the standard recipe is below. Until next time, happy cooking!
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Bell Pepper and Potato Frittata
½ cup half-n-half
1 small yellow onion, diced
8 slices bacon, cut into 1” pieces
1 ½ cups pepper Jack cheese, freshly grated
1 bell pepper (any color or combination), diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/8 cup chopped parsley
Black pepper and salt, to taste
1 small potato (either red or yellow), grated
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Whisk together the eggs and the half-n-half in a large bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste, and 1 cup of the pepper Jack cheese. Set aside.
Cook the bacon pieces in a 10” cast iron skillet over medium heat until cooked through. Remove from the skillet with a slotted spoon and set aside to drain. Add the onion, potato, bell pepper, and garlic to the skillet with the bacon grease (if necessary you can add 1 tablespoon of butter to the skillet). Cook over medium heat until the potatoes are tender and browned, about 15 minutes. Stir in the parsley.
Pour the egg mixture into the skillet. Cook over medium heat, without stirring, for 5 minutes. Sprinkle the remaining ½ cup of pepper Jack cheese over the top of the egg mixture. Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven.
Cook 10-15 minutes or until the center of the frittata is set. Cool 5 minutes before slicing and serving.