Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Sausage & Red Pepper Frittata

 I am a creature of habit. I go to the same grocery store every Wednesday morning with my little menu and list in hand.
   What can I say, I spent the first half of my life so unorganized that I have to be Mrs. Super Organization now to make up for it or something.

So.... By the time we get to Tuesday's dinner, my fridge is starting to run a little low on ingredients. To make it seem like this is all part of my plan(because yes I'm a nut) I have dubbed Tuesday official Breakfast for Dinner or Raid the Leftovers night.
      My wonderfully hungry husband thought it was Raid the Leftovers Lunch however and wiped us out when packing his lunch bag for work.
   No problem- I have my Breakfast for Dinner PLAN B, which is always a hit in my fam. E man would actually be happy to eat pancakes and bacon every night for dinner if I let him. But with 3 guys and me (never underestimate how much a lady like myself can eat) grubbing down we go through quite a bit of eggs. So when I discovered there to be only 5 eggs my heart kind of sank and I started thinking about getting take out... or watching my husband look at his tiny portion with sad hungry eyes (not the fun Dirty Dancing kind either...). 
    But have no fear- my awesome cook of a mom saved me with the simple phrase of " just make a frittata". And so I did.

I was kind of winging it but just in case it turned out yummy I snapped some pics to share with you nice people here.

   And guess what- It DID turn out yummy!

I started with a 1/2 lb of pork sausage and 1/2 of a chopped red bell pepper. Sauteed in a cast iron pan .

Next I whipped up my last 5 eggs with a 1/4 cup of heavy cream and a little salt, pepper, and garlic powder. This little mixture got poured right onto my sausage and peppers.

After about 1 minute on medium heat the egg began to set up a little. So I followed my instinct and covered it with Colby Jack cheese. Then it got popped under the broiler for a few minutes.

It was nice and puffy, and the cheese was melted. It looked so good!

It tasted good too!

Sausage & Red Pepper Frittata
Makes 4 servings
  • 1/2lb pork sausage
  • 1/2 of a medium size red bell pepper chopped
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 tspn garlic powder
  • 1/4 tspn fresh ground black pepper
  • 3/4 tspn salt
  • 1/4 cup Colby Jack (or any shredded cheese)


Turn on broiler.
In a medium sized cast iron or non-stick oven safe skillet brown sausage. Add in bell peppers cooking until soft.

Meanwhile whisk the eggs, heavy cream, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Pour the egg mixture into the pan and cook for around 1 minute over medium heat.

Cover the frittata with shredded cheese and pop under the broiler for 2-3 minutes. Slice into little wedges and serves.

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