Breakfast for dinner! Ham & Veggie Frittata

2013-08-29T14:29:00Z Breakfast for dinner! Ham & Veggie FrittataBarb Ruess nwitimes.com
August 29, 2013 2:29 pm  • 

When my husband is working through dinner, the kids and I often have breakfast for dinner. Yum! It feels like a treat to the kids and it's often less work for me. We had this frittata a few days ago and I was reminded that they are easy to make but far more appealing than a plate of scrambled eggs. Don't get me wrong - I love scrambled eggs but the kids don't always. Slice up a frittata however and they are all in. I could have made two of these the other night and there wouldn't have been a crumb leftover.

This time of year some fresh sliced melon made the perfect side dish. In the winter a fruit salad or green, leafy salad would be nice on the side.

Ham & Veggie Frittata

  • 1 TB cooking oil
  • 1 small zucchini, sliced into thin half-moons
  • 1/2 large red onion, diced
  • 8 oz of diced ham
  • 8 eggs
  • A splash of milk
  • 1/2 cup of feta cheese
  1. In a large pan with a lid, saute the zucchini and red onion in cooking oil over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes, until they start to get soft. Toss in the ham and stir around for another minute or two.
  2. In a medium size bowl, scramble your eggs with a splash of milk. Pour over the top of the veggies & ham, add half the feta cheese, and stir to make sure everything is even spread out in the pan. Cover & reduce heat to medium. Cook for 6-8 minutes until the middle of the eggs are just set but still moist.
  3. While the eggs are cooking, preheat your broiler on low. When the eggs are ready, uncover, add remaining cheese and place under the broiler for 3-4 minutes until cheese is lightly browned.

Note about your pan: If your pan isn't oven-safe (or if you don't know), wrap the handles in foil before you put it in the oven.

Note about the frittata: This is one of those "use what you have" recipes. Maybe you have asparagus, green onions and shredded pepper jack in your fridge. Any 2-4 ingredients plus cheese that sound good together, work well in a frittata. Enjoy!

Barb lives in Crown Point with a hungry family that includes three kids. You can find her out running, playing on the shores of her favorite Lake Michigan, on Twitter and writing her daily blog, Quick Like A Bunny where you never know what she'll be talking about.

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