Eggs

Bacon, Roasted Red Pepper, Onion Frittata

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Rubbery, over cooked, leathery eggs are not tasty eats. There are 2 secrets to a great frittata.

1. Use a dish that’s wide enough! The smaller the diameter of the dish, the longer the eggs take to cook–hence the leathery-ness and browning. Notice in the pic that the eggs come about half way up the dish.

You’ll never guess #2.

2. Acid. Vinegar, lemon juice, salt, etc. Acids actually tenderize the proteins in the eggs, so the end result is lighter and creamier…and NO, you don’t taste the acid in the finished eggs.

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • 3 strips of bacon, crumbled
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 3 basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 roasted red pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 t vinegar or lemon juice

Method

Grease an oven safe baking dish (a pie or tart pan works great here) and turn the oven to 350F.

In a bowl whisk together all the ingredients and pour them into the greased baking dish. Bake for approx. 20 minutes–or when you gently agitate the dish, the center doesn’t jiggle.

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Mario
    February 26, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    ok, come over early Saturday and make this one for me!!

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    SaraKM
    November 17, 2011 at 12:05 am

    Totally making this for a crowd this weekend – Thanks!

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    Sandy
    January 16, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    This turned out great, the basil was a nice, subtle touch :)

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      megan keatley
      January 17, 2012 at 7:51 pm

      oh my gosh, this is an old recipe. we need to re-photo this sucker. glad you enjoyed it though!

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    Rose
    September 15, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    This is my go-to everyday-of-the-work-week breakfast. Simple ingredients: you don’t even need to open up a can of coconut milk. Easy to sub-in other protein and veggies that you need to use up/have at hand. Love the acid and wide-dish tips.
    As a side-note, I’ll be trying your crispy chicken wings recipe tomorrow morning for Football. I made those guacamole stuffed peppers topped with bacon. delicious. please continue to post creative recipes!

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      ROSE
      September 15, 2012 at 7:29 pm

      i forgot one thing. add your desired spices. it was kind of bland without it. even salt and pepper! i’m adding red boat fish sauce (paleo-approved), parsley, s&p, italian seasonings, etc. to mine right now.

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