Thursday, December 29, 2011

Bacon, Basil and Carmelized Onion Frittata

Personally, I'm not that into eggs.  Scrambled eggs?  No thanks!  However, an egg "dish", well that's a different story.  An omelet stuffed with veggies and oozing cheese?  Yes, please!  A frittata, airy as a cloud, filled with crisp bacon?  Any day of the week!

8 eggs
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 cup basil leaves
1/4 cup carmelized onions
6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Start by cooking the bacon until crisp, then drain on paper towels and set aside.  Carmelize onions in butter or olive oil and set those aside as well.  In a bowl, beat eggs, milk, salt, and pepper.  Fold in cheese.
Pour mixture into a greased baking dish.  Sprinkle with onions, bacon, and basil.  Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

Tips - You can assemble all of this the night before and bake in the morning.  Simply keep bacon and veggies separate until about ready to bake.  Pretty much any variety of vegetables, breakfast meats, or cheeses can be substituted here for delicious results.  Enjoy!

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