Make Ahead

Grilled Poblano and Potato Frittata

July 28, 2011
4 Ratings
  • Serves 4-6 as an appetizer
Author Notes

I scored some awesome fresh poblano peppers at the local farmers' market, and wanted to recreate one of my favorite dishes growing up, peppers and eggs with potatoes. The poblanos are amazing, flavorful with just a little heat, and really shine here, I think. - wssmom —wssmom

Test Kitchen Notes

We all need more reasons to eat poblanos and, with eggs, red potatoes, and onions, what's not to love? The flavors come together wonderfully. I especially loved the provolone and asiago to finish. I may be a cheese hog, but the quantity of provolone (2-3 tablespoons grated), seemed a little skimpy. Caramelizing the onions and handling the peppers is a bit time-consuming, but the results are worth it. Good seasoning with salt and pepper is essential to this dish, which I would serve as an appetizer or eat most of it myself for breakfast, lunch or dinner. —Rural Eating

What You'll Need
  • 1 nice-sized sweet onion, sliced and sauteed in a medium ovenproof skillet over medium heat until caramelized in a tablespoon or so of butter
  • 3 medium fresh poblano peppers, grilled on a BBQ grill until charred, then put in a paper bag for 10 minutes and then skinned, seeded and chopped
  • 4 small red potatoes, rolled in the melted butter from the onion and microwaved for 2 minutes and then sliced into 1/4 inch rounds
  • olive oil
  • a teaspoon or more to taste of fresh marjoram
  • salt and pepper
  • 6 eggs, beaten with one tablespoon heavy cream
  • 2-3 tablespoons provolone, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons asiago, shredded
  1. To the onion, stir in the peppers and potatoes until nicely acquainted. Toss in the marjoram. If you think it needs it, pour in a little more olive oil and heat. Salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Pour the beaten eggs over the veggies and saute over medium high heat, shoving the eggs towards the center as it cooks. Don't overcook because you'll broil it shortly.
  3. When firm on the bottom, remove from heat and top with the provolone. Slide under the broiler for a couple minutes until browned.
  4. Remove from heat and smack with the asiago; let cool, and slice into 4-6 portions.

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  • wssmom
  • hardlikearmour
  • MexicoKaren

6 Reviews

aussiefoodie August 28, 2011
This frittata was a real hit at brunch today! I loved an egg dish that I could prepare ahead of time, and it used up some of the potatoes and peppers I have from my CSA box. I also added corn from the cob with the vegetables - worked out very well. Thank you!
wssmom August 29, 2011
I am delighted you enjoyed it! Thanks!
MexicoKaren August 3, 2011
This sounds like a wonderful recipe and I can't wait to try it. There are alternatives to using a BBQ grill to roast your chiles...if you have a gas stove, simply hold the chile over the flame with a pair of tongs and keep turning it until it is more or less blackened all over. You can also use your broiler.
wssmom August 3, 2011
You are so right! In the summer, though, I love my grill. Actually, I will wade through six inches of snow in the winter to use my grill!
wssmom July 29, 2011
I love you HLA!!!! :)
hardlikearmour July 28, 2011
One word: Awesome!