Thursday, July 10, 2014

Paleo Sausage & Pepper Frittata

I make myself frittatas pretty frequently, but never thought to share them because I thought they were a bit too basic. Then I made this one for the caveman and myself tonight, and he marveled, "what is this, like quiche in a skillet?"

So I'm sharing this recipe and technique in his honor, lest there are others out there who are somehow unfamiliar with the simple and delicious entity known as a frittata.

The great thing about the dish is that it's pretty hard to screw up. You first cook whatever veggies and protein you want to include, then pour beaten eggs over the top. Sure, there's seasoning and such involved, but the method couldn't be simpler.

While I use a lot of different flavor combinations, I'm quite partial to the pairing of sausage and peppers in egg dishes. I added some mushrooms I happened to have on hand too, but to me the essential components are the sausage, peppers and onion.

If you do dairy you can grate a little cheese on top of your skillet before putting it under the broiler. Either way the top will brown up nicely and you'll have yourself a tasty dish that's great for any meal (and yields plenty of servings for leftovers!)

Sausage & Pepper Frittata

olive oil
12 oz. Italian sausage, cut into slices
2 bell peppers (I used one red, one yellow)
1 large onion, thinly sliced
1 cup sliced mushrooms
salt, pepper, garlic powder & Italian seasoning
8 eggs

Preheat broiler.

Heat 1 tbs. oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Cook sausage until brown and remove from pan.

Heat another tbs. oil to skillet and add peppers, onion and mushrooms. Cook until soft, seasoning with salt, pepper, garlic and Italian seasoning.

While vegetables are cooking, whisk eggs in a large bowl with a little more salt and pepper.

Add sausage back to skillet and stir to incorporate with vegetables. Spread into an even layer.

Pour eggs over skillet and lower heat. Cook for 5 minutes or until edges are set but middle is still a little runny.

Put skillet under broiler and cook until frittata is cooked through and top is golden brown.

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