Monday, December 1, 2008

Thanksgiving Bits and Pieces Frittata

By Sunday morning, we were down to the nubs of Thanksgiving leftovers. My brother-in-law, Scott, was determined to throw everything together for breakfast -- and boy did he! He used a wide variety of leftover bits and pieces from some really great holiday meals to create an absolutely delicious - and beautiful! - frittata. While this particular one can never be duplicated exactly, it is still worth mentioning the combination of flavors and technique to point out how easy it is to use up bits and pieces of seemingly unmatched foods and turn them into something wonderful. I'm sure you'll be sorry you don't have some of these same leftovers, but open up your own fridge and have at it. It was a delicious brunch, but it would also be a great dinner of leftovers. Thanks Scott!

1/3 c. bits of ham
1/3 c.pieces of barbecue pork
1/3 c.chunks of smoked turkey
1/3 diced Italian salami
1/3 c. finely chopped raw carrots
1/3 minced raw broccoli
1/3 finely sliced raw snow peas
In a large non-stick frying pan, saute hard salami for a minute or two, then add ham, then add turkey, then add barbecue pork and continue cooking for another minute or two until hard salami begins to brown. Add vegetable bits and saute briefly; pour meat and vegetable mixtures into a bowl and reserve. Beat eggs in a bowl and pour into same frying pan; stir and scramble over low heat until partially cooked. Add reserved meat and vegetable mixture over top of scrambled eggs, so it looks like a pizza. Cover eggs and continue to cook over low heat until set - about 10 minutes. Remove cover and continue to cook until all liquid evaporates (cut small slits with the corner of a spatula all around the frittata to release the moisture from underneath). Slide frittata onto a plate and slice into wedges to serve.


1 comment:

Maris said...

What a good idea! I just got a new cast iron and I've been dying to try a fritatta. I've never made one before!