A Frittata is an Italian version of an omelette.
The preparation is slightly different as frittatas are usually started on the stovetop and finished under a broiler.
The result is an egg dish that is firm, and nicely brown on the top and edges. Frittatas require an ovenproof skillet for preparation, but no other special equipment. These are great dishes to highlight fresh, seasonal ingredients or a perfect way to utilize leftovers.
Frittatas are perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. Once cooked, they can be served hot, or cooled and served at room temperature. This flat omelette style dish will serve 4 to 6 people easily, often many more, as a frittata can have a dozen eggs or more in the dish along with fillers such as cheese, meat, and vegetables.
Napa Dave’s Fresh Herb Cream Cheese Frittata
12 Farm Fresh Eggs
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp Pepper
2 Fresh Sage Leaves, minced
½ tsp Fresh Oregano Leaves, minced
½ tsp Fresh Thyme Leaves, minced
1 tablespoon Butter
1 clove garlic, minced
1 half white onion, cut into thin slivers
4 San Marzano Tomatoes, sliced
1 cup Fresh Basil Leaves, finely chopped
8 ounces Cream Cheese, cubed in about ½ inch pieces
Sour Cream or Avocado Sauce for topping
Pre-heat your oven to 325 degrees.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, salt, pepper, sage, oregano, and thyme and set aside.
Melt the butter in a large, oven proof skillet (we use a cast iron pan here on the ranch).
Add the garlic, onions and tomatoes to the skillet, and sauté for about one minute until they are soft.
Reduce heat to low. Add fresh basil leaves and sauté until leaves are limp.|
Pour the egg mixture over the mixture in the skillet and top with the cream cheese.
Cover and bake for approximately 20 minutes or until set on top.
Serve with sour cream or an avocado sauce on top.
- Put summer veggies to work in easy frittata (knoxnews.com)