Sunday, August 1, 2010

Sweet Potato and Chicken Frittata

I love Sunday brunch.  There is something really cool about getting in the kitchen on a Sunday morning and cooking.  Brunch is cool because you get to combine the elements of breakfast and of lunch to create a meal.  The first real brunch i ever went to was at a friends house in West Hollywood.  He and his partner had set up an omelette bar.  We all made our own omelettes and hung out eating great food, drinking champagne and listening to jazz.  I like frittata because they are so easy to make and you can combine any combination of ingredients.  It really is just a quiche with no crust.  I used the sweet potato home frys and chicken leftover from last nights dinner for this one.

What you will need:

1 dozen eggs ($1.18)
1/4 cup nonfat milk
salt to taste
pepper to taste
1 tsp garlic powder
1/4 cup cheese ($.50)

How to make it happen:

Whisk the eggs and milk together and set aside.  If the ingredients seem really basic it is because they are...the frittata will really be whatever you choose to make it.  I simply tossed the diced chicken and sweet potatoes from last nights dinner into a dutch oven with the egg mixure, swiss cheese and baked uncovered at 350 degrees for 55 minutes.  I had prepared the sweet potatoes skillet style with chopped onion and the chicken crispy in a pan with 3 tbs olive oil and a light breading.  Way quick and way easy...this yields 6 portions and would be great with some fresh fruit....and a glass or two of champagne.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds fabulous!! And what a great way to use leftovers!! I can't wait to try this one, David!! :)