Sparky has named me “Queen of the Frittata,” a moniker I happily accept. A Frittata is nothing more than a deconstructed omelet with the ingredients incorporated into the eggs rather than an egg pancake with a filling. Frittatas are great because they are easy to make and you can use up any little bits of leftover meats, cheeses and vegetables. So, they are also economical too. I usually serve a Frittata for breakfast but they also make a lovely light supper served with a green salad on the side. Caramelized onions are a special treat! The longer you cook them the sweeter they become. This special Frittata will take a bit longer to make and bake as the onions will need to cook about 30 minutes to caramelize, but I can guarantee you it is worth the effort. Try making the onions the day before and refrigerate until needed. That will safe time in the morning. I came up with this recipe because I did not have any leftover vegetables in the fridge but I did have a lot of onions. Sparky said, and I quote, ” This is the best one ever. You knocked it out of the park!”
Caramelized Onion and Herb Frittata
- 3 medium size onions thinly sliced
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- 6 large eggs
- 1/2 cup Canadian Bacon diced
- 1/4 cup jarred Roasted Red Pepper diced
- 3/4 cup shredded smoked Gouda
- 3 Tbsp grated Parmesan Cheese
- 3 Tbsp Fresh Parsley chopped
- 1/2 tsp ground Sage
- Heat olive oil in an skillet over medium low heat, then stir in the sliced onions.
- Cook onions for 30 to 40 minutes over medium low heat, stirring frequently to prevent burning. The onions should be very soft and a golden caramel color when done. Remove from heat and set aside.
- In a medium size bowl, whisk the eggs until well combined. Dice the Canadian Bacon and the roasted red pepper, shred the Gouda and set aside.
- Generously grease a 10 inch oven proof skillet. Sprinkle the Canadian Bacon and the roasted red pepper evenly over the skillet.
- Spread the caramelized onion over the bacon and peppers. Sprinkle the sage and fresh parsley evenly over the onions.
- Lastly, add the smoked Gouda. Pour the whisked eggs over the top, then place in a 375 degree oven. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the eggs are set. Test by placing a toothpick in the middle. It should come out clean.
- Remove the Frittata from the oven and set the oven to broil. Sprinkle the grated Parmesan cheese over the Frittata and broil for 1-2 minutes until the cheese is nicely browned. Remove from the oven.
- Let the Frittata rest for 5 minutes then cut into quarters and serve.
- Doesn't this look scrumptious? Well, it sure was!
- Thanks for stopping by today! It is a beautiful summer Saturday up here in the Back of the Beyond in Ferry County, Washington and I hope it is a lovely day wherever you are today. Summer is going by so fast so I hope you can all do something fun today! Until next time, journey on! Hugs and much love from me, Karen TJG Please go to my website and leave me a comment. I love hearing from you! www.thejourney girl.com You Tube: The Journey Girl Cooks
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