3.17.2013

Spinach & Goat Cheese Frittata


Every time that I'm out for breakfast and a restaurant has an omelet or frittata on the menu, I always want to adjust the ingredients. I'd like to think that I have a knack for pairing things that taste wonderful together. This morning's breakfast was no exception. I had some of my favorite bacon on hand, along with some gorgeous long stemmed spinach leaves, creamy goat cheese, and a spanish onion. This was a dream team of ingredients for making a frittata. There are so many different techniques that people use to cook frittatas, but I prefer to bake mine. It cooks so evenly, and it's done in about 20 minutes. I had no idea how much Alex would love this, and believe it or not he ate the whole thing without a drop of ketchup!

Spinach & Goat Cheese Frittata
Yield: 3 Servings

Ingredients:
5 slices of bacon
1/4 yellow onion, diced
1 tbsp butter
6 eggs
1/8 cup half and half
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 cups baby spinach leaves, thinly sliced
2 oz goat cheese, crumbled

Directions:
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. On a baking sheet, lay out the slices of bacon and place them into the oven for about fifteen minutes, or until they're perfectly crispy. Meanwhile, place a small pan over medium heat along with the butter. Once the butter is melted, pour half of it into the round ovenproof dish or pan that you'll be baking the frittata in and swirl it around until the dish is coated. Next, add the onions to the pan that's over medium heat and cook them for about five minutes, or until they're caramelized. In a small bowl, whisk together the six eggs, the half and half, the salt and pepper. In this same bowl, add the caramelized onions, the cooked bacon (crumbled), the goat cheese crumbles, as well as half of the baby spinach leaves. Finally, pour the egg mixture into the buttered ovenproof dish and place it into the oven for 20 minutes. Once it's done, top it with the other half of the baby spinach and a little bit of extra goat cheese and bacon.
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2 comments:

  1. Yum looks fabulous!I love the idea of goats cheese in it.

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