Roxie’s Recipes (for the Lazy Cook)

Eggs are a breakfast staple around here. One of the things I enjoy is finding ways to use them to incorporate leftovers into something a bit less “run of the mill”. The nice thing about doing a frittata is that there really are no set ingredients – use what you have! The ingredient list here is for an individual frittata for one, but you can just as easily quadruple the quantities, use a large skillet, and then cut it pizza-style and serve a table full of hungry appetites.

  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup onion, diced
  • ¾ cup cheddar or other cheese, shredded
  • 3 slices bacon, diced
  • ½ potato, cooked & diced
  • ½ cup asparagus, diced
  • dash of hot sauce
  • salt & pepper to taste
  1. Preheat your oven to 375°. Cook the bacon until it just starts to crisp. Remove any excess oil, then add the onions and cook until they are translucent. Add the potato and asparagus (or any other vegetable you have handy) and cook until they start to tenderize. If you are using leftovers, just warm everything slightly to meld the flavors.
  2. Whisk the eggs, then add the hot sauce, salt & pepper and two-thirds of the cheese. Add the mixture to your large skillet, and give it a quick stir to distribute the egg around the meat and vegetables.
  3. Cook on the stovetop until the egg just starts to firm around the edges, then transfer the skillet to the oven for 10-15 minutes, checking it often toward the end. Once the edges start to darken slightly, turn off the oven, throw the remaining cheese on top and let it sit in the warm oven for 5 minutes to melt the cheese.
  4. Transfer from the skillet to plates. If you made one large frittata, transfer to a cutting board, slice into wedges and serve.

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