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Spanish Tortilla

This recipe was one of the few recipes from the Complete Idiot’s Guide to Cooking for Two that I am writing about this month. This breakfast yumminess was the second of the two recipes from this book that I made in January while all of my family was out of town. I had made a frittata from this book before and it seemed identical, just different ingredients. More vegetables and no potatoes by the sound of it.

Spanish Tortilla

Ingredients:

  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 large potato, diced in 1/2 chunks
  • 1/2 red pepper, diced
  • 1/2 an onion or whole small, diced
  • 1 cup ham or prosciutto, chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 4 large eggs with S&P
  • 4 TBSP Parmesan cheese
  • 4 TBSP mozzarella cheese
  • 2 TBSP unsalted butter

Directions: (45 minutes total)

  • Dice all vegetables and meat. Heat olive oil in 10″ skillet over med-high heat. Add potatoes and stir occasionally for 5 minutes. Add pepper, onion, ham, garlic, and thyme. Stir constantly for 3 minutes. Reduce the heat to low and cook for 15 minutes, covered.
  • Preheat oven to 425°. Whisk eggs well and stir in the two cheeses with S&P. *After 15 minutes of cooking, let veggie mix cool for 10 minutes.* Then add veggies to the eggs and cheese.
  • Heat the butter in the 10″ skillet over med-high heat. Pour egg mix into the skillet and cook for 4 minutes over medium heat.
  • Transfer skillet to the oven and bake for 10 minutes. Immediately remove from pan with spatula.

My Thoughts

This was pretty similar to the frittata, but I have to say the peppers made a great addition. I accidentally put a whole tsp of thyme in……and that wasn’t the greatest, but honestly, wayyy better than I expected. So all in all, with my thyme error, it was pretty good! Takes a bit of time, so I’d suggest for the weekend, but worth it.

I am linking up to Angie’s Fiesta Friday #263!

Head to one of my two recipe indexes for an almost complete listing of all the recipes on threecatsandagirl! 🙂 Recipes by Ingredient or Recipes by Genre

 

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Potato, Onion, and Bacon Frittata

This recipe was one of the few recipes from the Complete Idiot’s Guide to Cooking for Two that I am writing about this month. I made this last year some time, but never wrote about it. I thought this month would be the perfect time as I am talking about the recipe book it came from!

Potato, Onion, and Bacon Frittata

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 lb bacon, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen hash browns
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 TBSP half and half

Directions: (30 minutes total)

  • Preheat oven to 425°. Cook bacon according to instructions. Save 2 TBSP of bacon grease and heat over med-high heat in a 10″ skillet.
  • Add potatoes and cook about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add onion and garlic, cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Chop bacon.
  • Whisk eggs with half and half and S&P. Add bacon to the skillet and pour in egg mix. Cook for 4 minutes over medium heat.
  • Transfer to oven and bake for 10 minutes. Remove immediately with spatula and enjoy!

My Thoughts

I think this frittata was a little tastier than the tortilla coming up in two weeks, but it could have been because it was a little bit easier to make. It was really good and I highly recommend you trying it!!

I am linking up to Angie’s Fiesta Friday #261, with Antonia@Zoale.com and Julianna@Foodie on Board!

Head to one of my two recipe indexes for an almost complete listing of all the recipes on threecatsandagirl! 🙂 Recipes by Ingredient or Recipes by Genre