May 3, 2012

Breakfast Frittata

I like to get the most sleep out of my mornings.  This usually means snoozing one too many times, frantically waking up, rushing around to get ready, and being late to work.  Sometimes, I have time to make myself breakfast.  (yeah, right)  So to avoid being ANOTHER 10 minutes late, I make breakfast before hand and heat it up once I get to work.  Enter bacon, broccoli and cheese frittata.  Yum.

Sorry, this is the worst picture ever!  But it's still delicious ;)
Breakfast Frittata
4 strips bacon
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 yellow onion, chopped
1 1/2 cups broccoli, chopped into bite sized pieces
10-12 eggs
1/4 cup half and half
4 oz cheddar cheese
coconut oil
salt & pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350.  Fry bacon in cast iron skillet until crispy, set aside on paper towels to drain fat.  In the bacon fat left in the skillet, saute the peppers and onions over medium high heat until browned and soft, about 3-4 minutes.  Remove from pan, add some coconut oil if necessary and saute the broccoli the same way until bright green.  In a bowl, whisk the eggs with the heavy cream and add salt & pepper.  Add sauteed veggies to bowl with eggs, crumble bacon over top and shred the cheese into the mixture.  Add another 1/2 tbsp coconut oil to skillet and pour egg mixture in, cooking on med-high heat for 4-5 minutes, until set.  Once egg begins to set, transfer skillet to the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes.  Let cool completely, and slice into 8 pieces.

I put all 8 slices into Tupperwares to bring to work with me, and reheat for 1 minute in the microwave.  Breakfast!

Note:  You could sub in any other meat or veggies you want, it's a pretty versatile recipe!