Many of us have family members that are not fond of eating leftovers and we cannot just throw things away. It is like throwing money in the trash, so be creative! Making a frittata is a wonderful idea and you can incorporate all those leftovers in a very effective way. Plus they do get some extra proteins!
To get a better understanding about Frittatas, you can watch the a detailed video about what is a frittata, the ingredients, the pan, and the making of a basic frittata here.
Now that you understand how to make a basic frittata and are ready to utilize the ingredients I have this wonderful recipe for you, Italian Sausage and Roasted Pepper Frittata. As said you can make any kind of frittata but recipe is really yummy!!
Italian Sausage and Roasted Pepper Frittata
This flavorful frittata is filled with Italian sausage, roasted peppers and mozzarella cheese.
Serves: 5 to 6 Active Time: 30 mins Total Time: 40 mins
Before starting the frittata, preheat your oven to 350° F (175° C).
To prepare your mise en place, first prepare the peppers (see the recipe for Roasted Red Peppers). If using jarred roasted peppers, make sure any excess liquid has been drained.
Next, remove the casing from the sausage. Break the sausage apart into small pieces, about 1/2″ -inch rounds. Preheat a small, non-stick fry pan over medium heat and fry the sausage just until cooked through. Remove and drain on paper towels.
Grate the mozzarella cheese and break up the bocconcini into small chunks. Roughly chop the parsley and measure out the cream.
1 Italian sausage
1/2 cup roasted peppers
3 oz mozzarella cheese (or other melting cheese)
1 tbsp fresh parsley leaves
10 large eggs
1 1/4 tsp kosher salt
ground black pepper (to taste)
10 tbsp heavy cream
2 oz fresh bocconcini (optional) (bocconcini is water-packed mozzarella)
In a large bowl, whisk the eggs. Add the salt, pepper and cream and whisk to combine. Stir in the remaining ingredients.
To cook the frittata, heat a 10″ -inch, non-stick, ovenproof pan over medium-low heat.
Add the oil and swirl it around in the pan. Once warm, pour the egg mixture into the pan.Using a heat-proof rubber spatula, gently agitate the eggs. Move the ingredients from the outside of the pan towards the center, while scraping the bottom of the pan. Scrape around the side of the pan too.
Slowly cook the frittata until it is cooked about half way through. There should be cooked egg scattered throughout with wet (not runny) egg in between.
Just before transferring the frittata to the oven, flatten out the surface, if necessary. Give the pan one last sweep around the edge to tidy it up.
Transfer the frittata to the upper-third rack of the oven and bake until the center just sets, about 5 to 10 minutes. Once done, remove from the oven and let cool in the pan for a few minutes until the steam subsides. Slide the frittata out of the pan onto a cutting board or serving tray. Slice and serve.
This video and recipe are from Tour PageRouxbe Cooking School; a Northwest Culinary Academy in Vancouver and you can take classes online. I have been a proud member of this school for more than a year now and love it. The quality of the products from this institution is amazing and is highly recommended. Enjoy! Google+