Adventure in the Refrigerator Frittata

Frittata "2-2-2" (vegetables-meat-cheese)

Servings: 2

3 large eggs
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 Tablespoons non-fat cottage cheese
2 Ounces shredded Gruyère cheese

1 Teaspoon fresh herbs (like thyme or oregano)
1 Teaspoon olive oil
2 Tablespoons minced shallot
2 Ounces any vegetable left over in the refrigerator (asparagus, zucchini, onions, peppers, mushrooms, etc.), cut into 1/4-inch pieces
2 Ounces cooked meat or poultry (i.e. chicken, sausages, pancetta, beef, bacon, etc.), cut into 1/2-inch cubes

  • Adjust oven rack to upper-middle position, about 5 inches from heating element; heat broiler. Whisk eggs, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in medium bowl until well combined, about 30 seconds. Stir in cottage cheese, Gruyère and herbs. Set egg mixture aside.
  • Heat oil in 8-inch nonstick oven-safe skillet over medium heat until shimmering; add shallot and cook until shallot softens slightly, add vegetables and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned and almost tender, about 2 minutes; add meat and cook about 2 minutes more.
  • Add egg mixture to skillet and shake skillet to distribute eggs evenly; cook without stirring for 2 minutes to let bottom set.
  • Slide skillet under broiler and broil until frittata has risen and surface is puffed and spotty brown, 5-6 minutes; when cut into top with small knife, eggs should be slightly wet and runny.
  • Remove skillet from oven and let stand 2 minutes on a cooling rack to finish cooking; using spatula, loosen frittata from skillet and slide onto platter or cutting board. Cut into wedges with the Joseph Joseph Scoot and serve.
Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 264 Calories; 19g Fat (65.2% calories from fat); 20g Protein; 3g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 350mg Cholesterol; 239mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 2 Fat. Unknown Items: Any Vegetable Left Over in the Refrigerator (asparagus, Zucchini, Onions, Etc.) Cooked Meat (i.e. Chicken, Sausages, Pancetta, Beef, Bacon, Etc.)

This recipe can be made with anything left in the refrigerator at the end of the week.  Add fresh herbs to create the flavor profile that you want.

The Secret to a good frittata is not to stir the eggs too much once they're in the pan--this makes the frittata fluffier and puffier.

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