I had made frittatas for years and they were always pretty good. But one day my friend (and neighbor) Kendra had us over for breakfast and hers was out of sight. So I wrote down the proportions and have been making it her way ever since. (She used more milk and mixed cheese into eggs instead of just sprinkled it on top.)
I love splitting prep and cook time whenever I can and frittatas are the perfect dish for it.
The night before I whisk the eggs & milk and stir in the cheese & veggies.
Then in the morning, prep time is just 5 minutes. (While it’s baking, get ready for the day, then sit everyone down to a substantial meal!)
You will need a cast iron skillet for this. I love my skillet and use it all the time. It takes just a little practice and care (mainly not letting it dry out with harsh soaps – you want it to remain lightly oiled) and it is a low maintenance, virtually non-stick pan that can go back and forth between the stove top and the oven. Inexpensive too.
I used green onions in this one. My son, though he’s eaten them all his life, declared recently that he doesn’t like onions. But green onions are ok in eggs. There is always a way!
Broccoli Cheese Frittata
Makes one frittata. Serves four. Perfect for company or for any morning of the week!
1.5-2 cups broccoli, chopped small
1/4 cup green onions, diced
1 cup milk of choice
1/2 t unrefined sea salt
black pepper, to taste
1 dash nutmeg (optional)
1 cup shredded cheese (I used half sharp white cheddar and half Parmesan for this one)
1-2T ghee or butter
1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Whisk together eggs, milk, salt & pepper, and (optionally) nutmeg. Stir in cheese, broccoli and green onions.
3. Melt ghee (butter) in a heated cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Pour in egg mixture and cook for about 1 minute, just to get the very bottom a little done. (At this point you can sprinkle a bit of Parmesan over the top if you’d like)
4. Bake in skillet, uncovered, for 30-40 minutes until fully set in the center. (I usually get impatient around the 25-30 minute mark and up the temperature to 400 and within 5 minutes it’s done.)