Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Diary of a Frittata Maker - Photo story

Scroll the colorful frittata photo story featuring The Chef preparing this classic Italian egg entree. Typically, it is made with leftover pasta and eggs prepared in an ovenproof skillet. In this version, I substitute one small red (or white) potato and veggies including: a halved red bell pepper and onion, frozen Italian green beans, and half a package of sliced mushrooms.

A cooking note: after adding 6-8 lightly mixed eggs to sauteed veggies use your spatula to loosen eggs around the edges of pan as frittata stiffens -- you do not scramble, let it firm up like an omelet. Finish in the broiling oven with a topping of mozzarella (or any favorite) cheese and barely cook a minute until melted.

It's hard to mess up, since there are as many variations as you can come up with; just try not to over cook the eggs. You can feed the whole family with this dish. Enjoy The 99 Cent Chef's tasty photo story.


99 thanks to my neighbor Nuno for the extra eggs. Check out our earlier video collaboration: "My 99 Cent Dinner with Nuno" by clicking here.

6 comments:

Shelley said...

Looks super yummy. I have yet to find a 99c grocery in my Cowtown.

Billy Vasquez said...

Hi Shelley, I try to use budget ingredients anyone can find: eggs, cheese, potatoes and seasonal veggies; so you don't always need a dollar store!

Bug's Mom said...

I just want you to know that you are my hero. I live in the south and have been so uninspired with my cooking as of late. But 2weeks ago I found your blog. Lets just say that my family and I have never eaten so well. Your cooking ideas are great because we can incorporate so many things. I started shopping differently too. I look for the markdown fruits and veggies. This is not only cheaper for us it encourages me to use it up quick. My dear husband comes home excited to see what new dish I have made for us to try. I made the Frittata today and even my three year old asked for seconds. So I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Billy Vasquez said...

Kinder words have never been said Bug's Mom -- you're a sweetheart!

Mad Izatie said...

I had all the ingredients except the potatoes, and my boyfriend was jonesing for something to eat, so I decided to just give this a go.I never liked bell peppers, but this really tasted good. You're an absolute inspiration. I'm forever a fan!

Shar from Malaysia

Billy Vasquez said...

Hi Mad Izatie, I always enjoy hearing when my recipes satisfy my readers:)
Thanks for the feedback!

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