It’s Fall? Egg-cellent Creations for Any Season!

The date says it’s fall, but the weather says otherwise. We have been dealing with what I would like to consider unusually warm weather; however, I don’t think I can say I’m surprised. This mixed seasons phenomenon should be something we are all used to experiencing at this point. And if not, prepare yourself, it will be winter next week. ūüėČ

Most recently I received¬†a dozen fresh laid chicken eggs. Their colors were pretty hues of green and tan with pronounced speckles. They were so pretty, they got their own photo shoot. Cheesy, I know. ūüôā

In the midst of taking¬† pictures and playing around, I am sad to say there was one egg fatality, hence the “featured photo.”¬† ūüôĀ But hey, things happen! Prince said it best,¬†“dearly beloved, we are gathered here today, to get through this thing called life.” Knowing there were 11 eggs left, I¬†forged ahead in a mighty way.

Just look at them, all 11 of them – aren’t they beauties? No beast here!

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In all of the egg-citement, and egg-cellent hues of eggs, I had to think long and hard about what I wanted to do with the remaining 11 eggs. Quiches, cakes, and custards crossed my mind, but while chatting on the phone with my playground playmate, she mentioned a frittata. It was the most brilliant idea ever!

A frittata is similar to a quiche, but it does not have a crust. It’s good for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner and the combinations of ingredients are endless. For mine, I opted for fresh spinach, bacon, orange bell pepper, and onions (red and yellow).

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 This recipe is quick, easy and it only requires the use of an iron skillet. If you do not already have one, we will take a brief commercial break for your to R U N to the store to pick one up.

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¬†Everyone’s kitchen should have an iron skillet. Now a days, they are fairly inexpensive to purchase and easy to maintain.¬†I was fortunate enough to snag an old school one from my mom’s collection. Like the Energizer Bunny,¬†it just keeps, going and going and going and going…

She has a few more in her collection¬†that I’ve got my eyes on, but shhhhh, don’t tell her! ūüôā

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The eggs look just as good out of the shell as they did in…

This recipe can be adjusted for any season. And if you want to make it heartier, consider adding potatoes or mushrooms.

Enjoy!

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Spinach, Bacon and Cheese Frittata

Servings: 6-8

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 10-15 Minutes

  • 8 Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Whole Milk
  • 8 Slices of Bacon, cooked and roughly chopped
  • 2 Cups Fresh Spinach, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 Medium Yellow Onion, diced
  • 1/2 Mediucm ¬†Red Onion, diced
  • 1/2 Orange Bell Pepper, diced
  • 1 Cup Shredded Cheese of your choice
  • Kosher Salt, to taste
  • Black Pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

  2. In an iron skillet coated with bacon grease or olive oil, set to medium heat, cook onions, and bell pepper for 2-3 minutes, until softened. Turn off heat and add spinach. Cook mixture, stirring periodically, until the spinach is wilted.

  3. While this mixture is cooking, beat eggs until frothy, then add milk. Mix until well incorporated. Add salt and pepper, to taste.

  4. Once spinach is sufficiently wilted, add eggs and bacon to skillet. Stir contents of skillet until mixture is evenly distributed. DO NOT STIR ANYMORE AFTER THIS STEP.

  5.  Turn heat back on to medium and cook for 5 minutes, or until eggs are beginning to set. Sprinkle with grated cheese and transfer iron skillet to the oven and cook for 10-15 minutes.

  6. Remove and serve immediately.

Note: this dish is best served and eaten in one setting; however, IF there’s anything left, place it in refrigerator for a maximum of one day.

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Spinach, Bacon and Cheese Frittata
Print Recipe
A hearty meal that can be eaten for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner! Author: Dene' V. Alexander © 2016 Biscuits & Savvy
Servings Prep Time
6-8 Slices 15 Minutes
Cook Time
10-15 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8 Slices 15 Minutes
Cook Time
10-15 Minutes
Spinach, Bacon and Cheese Frittata
Print Recipe
A hearty meal that can be eaten for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner! Author: Dene' V. Alexander © 2016 Biscuits & Savvy
Servings Prep Time
6-8 Slices 15 Minutes
Cook Time
10-15 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8 Slices 15 Minutes
Cook Time
10-15 Minutes
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. In an iron skillet coated with bacon grease or olive oil, set to medium heat, cook onions, and bell pepper for 2-3 minutes, until softened. Turn off heat and add spinach. Cook mixture, stirring periodically, until the spinach is wilted.
  3. While this mixture is cooking, beat eggs until frothy, then add milk. Mix until well incorporated. Add salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Once spinach is sufficiently wilted, add eggs and bacon to skillet. Stir contents of skillet until mixture is evenly distributed. DO NOT STIR ANYMORE AFTER THIS STEP.
  5. Turn heat back on to medium and cook for 5 minutes, or until eggs are beginning to set. Sprinkle with grated cheese and transfer iron skillet to the oven and cook for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Remove and serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

Note: this dish is best served and eaten in one setting; however, IF there's anything left, place it in the refrigerator for a maximum of one day.

© 2016 Biscuits & Savvy

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