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Friday, September 24, 2010

Prosciutto Mozzarella Frittata

We typically eat a REAL breakfast on Sunday mornings.  Eggs and something.  For some reason, those appeal to me more than waffles or pancakes.  Since we're highlighting Food and Wine for a month, I pulled up one of The Dish emails featuring breakfast dishes.  It may have even been all eggs.  At any rate, I wound up with about four recipes to choose from.  They all sounded great and had ingredients that, for the most part, I had on hand. Then, I opened the October issue of Food and Wine and found the perfect recipe to start with.  I even had a container of the little mozzarella balls that said use by 9/19/10.  Sunday was 9/19/10.  Score. 

Saturday we left the office rather early to get up to Jana and John's for a boat ride and dinner.  And, we wanted to get home at a reasonable hour on Sunday since there was the little matter of the home opener.  Peyton vs Eli.  BTW - did you see the Direct TV ad where Eli stuffs Peyton in the closet?  It's worth finding on the internet if you've not seen it.  At any rate, we wanted to get to the office early on Sunday.  That meant finding a recipe that's super easy to make.  Again, this one was perfect. 

What did we think?  We loved it.  I didn't have prosciutto so used some genoa salami.  I'd probably do the same again since the flavor was so wonderful.  I don't have an ovenproof skillet other than cast iron so chose to use a lid and cook the frittata on the stovetop.  It worked perfectly.  All in all, I can't think of a thing I'd change.  The only problem with this recipe is that you really need a garden-fresh tomato so making it in the winter will be a bit of a problem.  Unless you want to use grape tomatoes...

Prosciutto Mozzarella Frittata


 5 large eggs
2 T milk
1 T freshly grated Romano
1 T chopped basil
1/4 t salt
1/4 t pepper
1 1/2 T olive oil
1 medium shallot, finely minced
1 small-medium tomato diced
4 thin slices prosciutto, cut into strips (or about 4 slices of genoa salami)
4 oz fresh mozzarella, cubed (or about a dozen small mozzarella balls)

Beat the eggs

with the milk, Romano cheese, basil, salt and pepper. 

In an 8" skillet, saute on medium heat the shallot and salami in the olive oil just until the shallot has softened. 

Add the diced tomato and saute just until it's softened.

Then pour in the eggs. 

Add the mozzarella cubes or balls. 

DO NOT STIR!  Cover with a lid and cook until the eggs are done. 

adapted from Food and Wine

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Kim - Liv Life said...

I love procuitto in place of bacon! What a perfect meal, I'd love this for dinner!

City Share said...

Yum! I love frittatas. They are so versatile and easy. I just posted a recipe for potato and leek frittata the other day. It must be the season.

Carolyn said...

I adore frittata, it's so versatile. Yours looks great!

Vibey said...

Gorgeous - but a gentle reminder that if you want people to find your recipe in searches, the correct spelling is "prosciutto".

Lauren Zabaneh said...

Hey Kate! I just love this post! It looks so good. I love your step-by-step photos. I just got my food and wine mag too! I've been drooling everytime I walk past and see the cover, with all that oozie cheese. Well, you've got me thinking fritatta for breakfast tomorrow morning...

Marisa said...

Lovely! I love mozzarella and proscuitto but you really can't go wrong with subbing salami!

Marisa said...

Lovely! I love proscuitto and mozzarella but you really can't go wrong with subbing salami!

Koci said...

This frittata sounds like the perfect breakfast dish. I'm usually too tired/lazy to make a good breakfast in the morning, but this looks really easy to put together. Plus it looks very yummmy! :D

whatsfordinneracrossstatelines said...

The name had me running over to read it! All my favorites in one dish. I need a quite morning so I can fix this.

Belinda @zomppa said...

Real breakfast is the way to go. This came out pretty close to perfection. Great ingredients. Cast iron skillets are the way to go.

Becky said...

Frittatas are very versatile, and this one looks like a winner. It has lots of cheese, and prosciutto, with the eggs, perfect!

Cherine said...

Your frittata looks wonderful!

Kelsey said...

it's beautiful.

The Mom Chef said...

I'm with you and would choose savory over sweet any day. Your frittata looks amazing.

(Good grief, is Vincent visiting and posting that on everyone's blogs? He's a busy man.)