As we were getting ready to leave our country manor last week to play in a duplicate bridge tournament in Silicon Valley, we checked out the remaining tidbits of food in the frig to see what we could create. We came up with 6 remaining eggs, some turkey pastrami, a few green onions, some sharp cheddar, two tomatoes straight from the vine in our garden, and a jalapeno. This cried out to us...FRITTATA! So we added our signature red pepper flakes and Tom cooked it in a cast iron skillet. When the bottom and middle were done, about 8 minutes, we put it under the broiler until the top was cooked and the cheese got a little brown. It was fabulous! —Tom and Anita Morgan
eggs (preferably organic pasture raised)
slices of turkey pastrami
green onions, chopped
cheddar cheese (we prefer extra sharp)
tomatoes (home grown)
red pepper flakes
In This Recipe
Crack the eggs and add a splash of milk then stir with a wire whisk.
Chop the green onions, turkey pastrami and jalapeno and add to the egg mixture. Season with red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.
Grate the cheddar (or you can buy cheese already grated) and cut the tomatoes into slices. Add 3/4 cup of the grated cheese to the egg mixture.
Heat the skillet over medium heat and add some olive oil. When hot, add the eggs and cook for about 8 minutes until the bottom and middle are cooked. Add the sliced tomatoes and remaining grated cheddar.
Then transfer the pot to the oven and put under the broiler until the top turns golden brown. (about 2-4 minutes) Watch it carefully so it doesn't burn. Serve on heated plates with a piece of your favorite bread, toasted.