La Frittata

La Frittata

Chef’s note: A frittata is an Italian version of an omelet / quiche. It is easier to make than an omelet because it does not have to be folded. ONLY your imagination limits the kind of frittata you create. This is a VERY basic ham  and cheese version.

1 Tbsp. butter

2 ounces ham, thickly cut and diced

4 eggs well beaten

2-3 Tbsp. milk, cream, sour cream, or yogurt.

2-3 Slices of your favorite cheese or 2 ounces shredded cheese.

Salt and pepper to taste

How to prepare the recipe:

Pre heat the oven to 450

Combine Eggs, salt, pepper, and milk. Beat to form a frothy mixture. Add the diced ham. Heat an oven proof pan. Add the butter to the pan, Add the ham to the egg mixture and pour into the pan. Reduce the heat and allow to cook just long enough to set the egg mixture. Top with cheese an place into a very hot oven or under your broiler. Allow the cheese to melt and get lightly browned.

Serve very hot or at room temperature.

Suggestions: Replace the ham with:

Bacon, your favorite vegetable (spinach and broccoli work very well), or smoked salmon.