Whether you’re whipping up an easy breakfast or brunch for a crowd, meal-planning for the week, or need a nibble for cocktail hour, a frittata is a great option. It’s really a big, baked omelette. And you can really get creative with what you put in it. Here’s a good basic recipe:


2 tbs butter
8 large or extra large eggs
2 egg yolks
½ cup milk or heavy cream
1 cup gruyere or swiss cheese, grated
½ cup parmesan cheese, grated
1 cup deli ham, chopped
1 cup cooked broccoli, chopped
½ tsp smoked paprika
¼ tsp black pepper
½ tsp salt

Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Melt butter in a 12 inch ovenproof skillet over low heat. Whisk together the eggs and milk or cream. Then stir in the rest of the ingredients.

Pour the egg mixture into the skillet and place into the oven. Bake until the frittata is browned and puffed, about 30 minutes. Check the center with a toothpick. If the toothpick comes out clean, it’s done. Serve hot, room temperature, or even right out of the fridge.

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