If you've ever watched even one cooking show or video, chances are you've heard the phrase "layers of flavor." Simply put, this means you add a little extra here and there to enhance the flavors you're already using in your dish. For this frittata, I added my layer of flavor by using a chipotle infused olive oil from King's Olive Oil Company.
2 t. chipotle olive oil
1/4 cup diced yellow onion
3/4 cup diced Yukon gold potatoes
3/4 cup diced cooked ham
4 T. heavy cream
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. freshly ground black pepper
1 t. chopped parsley
1 cup shredded Colby/Cheddar Cheese
Use a 10 inch non-stick, oven-safe skillet. Add the olive oil to the skillet over medium heat and saute' the onions and potatoes for 4 - 5 minutes.
The subtle smokiness of the chipotle infused oil added just the right amount of heat and flavor to the potatoes and onions as they sauteed.
Add the ham and continue cooking for a few more minutes. You want the potatoes to just begin to brown.
In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, cream, salt, and pepper. Lower the heat to low and pour the egg mixture over the vegetables and ham. DO NOT STIR,
The eggs will begin to cook and you will see bubbles appearing just like you were cooking pancakes. Top with 1/2 of the cheese. Don't stir!
Sprinkle on the parsley and let cook another minute or so. Preheat the broiler.
See how the cheese is melting down into the eggs?
Place the skillet under the broiler and watch carefully. The eggs will begin to cook from the top side now.
Allow to cook under the boiler until the eggs are set. Remove from oven and top with remaining cheese. Allow to cool for a minute or so and then carefully slide out of the skillet onto a cutting board.
Frittatas are so versatile and fun to make. To this basic recipe, you could have added mushrooms, peppers, chives.....let your imagination go!