Farm Fresh Frittata


 The Triple F= Farm Fresh Food

There is nothing like it.

I have said it before, if we have the option of buying local we do. I love to hit up local markets and farms for the freshest ingredients New England has to offer.  These eggs are no exception. The only difference is they didn’t come from a farm, but from my brother in-laws backyard! My brother in-law would make a great farmer. I can just see him in his glory, on a large piece of land, with tons of animals, and crops galore. Unfortunately, his backyard is only so big, so for right now the chickens do the trick! With an abundance of eggs, and a big heart he shares the goods with me!

I decided to use his eggs, to make a Farm Fresh Frittata. Frittatas are perfect to serve for brunch or to make ahead and keep in the fridge for a quick breakfast, or a light dinner. Fill your frittata with any veggie combination you like. They are a perfect opportunity to get creative.  You can also use a fritatta to turn your leftovers into a new dish. Throw those last pieces of sweet potatoes or peppers into a fritatta, and create a whole new meal from the last of your veggies!

Ingredients

1.12 eggs

2. 1/2 cup of milk

3. 1/3 cup of Parmesan cheese

4. 1 cup of baby spinach

5. 2 cups of broccoli, steamed and cut into bite size pieces

6. 6 asparagus stalks, steamed and cut into bite size pieces

7. 1 pint of cherry tomatoes

8. Salt and pepper

9. Garlic powder

10. Crushed red pepper flakes

 

Recipe

1.Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

2. Spray a 9×13 pryex dish with cooking spray.

3.Crack the 12 eggs, into a large bowl and beat the eggs with a fork.

4. Add milk, and cheese to the bowl.(Reserve a small amount of Parmesan to sprinkle on top.)  Season the egg mixture with salt and pepper.

5. Place the spinach, asparagus, broccoli, and cherry tomatoes inside the Pyrex dish, and season with salt, pepper, garlic powder and red pepper flakes.

6. Pour the egg mixture over the vegetables evenly.

7. Sprinkle the frittata with the remaining cheese.

8. Pop the baking dish into the oven and allow it to bake for 30-35 minutes or until firm and golden brown.

 

Next time you see a farm stand or market, stop and pick up some fresh ingredients. Not only will you be getting the freshest food but you also support local businesses!