Thursday, April 26, 2012

sunny side up

i love breakfast food. i think it must be the marriage of savory and sweet elements, coupled with the fact that when you are eating it you are in your most comfortable clothes! i also love breakfast for dinner: it's my idea of a heavenly quiet night at home.

my favorite breakfast dish to make is frittata: it's hearty, it's quick, it's delicious, and there are endless ingredient combinations. it's a great brunch-for-a-crowd option, too - people LOVE frittata. 

as you saw from my post earlier this week, i made one on sunday morning with caramelized onions, arugula, and mozzarella. here's the recipe:

1. crack your eggs into a bowl. 
i use 2-3 eggs per person, and you can choose to use the whole egg, only whites, or mostly whites.
add a quarter cup of milk; whisk until smooth.
preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

2. dice your onion.
i prefer red onion for color.
heat a non-stick pan over medium-high heat 
(you can select a pan that suits the size of your frittata - on sunday i used a 10" pan and 5 eggs.) 
add olive oil or butter and then cook the onion until it's soft (5 minutes or so.)

3. pour your egg mixture into the pan with the onions.
cook for 3-4 minutes. season with salt and pepper, then add your arugula to the top.

4. sprinkle the frittata with mozzarella (don't be shy, you can use a lot!)
remove the pan from heat and place it in the preheated oven. 
cook until the cheese is melted and the top is no longer runny (about 6-8 minutes.)

remove the frittata from the oven, cut with a knife/spatula, and serve! i like to add sriracha for a little kick.
yummmmmmy. just add coffee... or a mimosa :)

1 comment:

  1. Sounds yummy. I love frittas, but I've never thought to use arugula. I'll have to try that soon!