When I am pressed for time and need a simple supper for my crew, I almost always make a frittata.

IMG_1256Last weekend, we spent Sunday afternoon at a darling pumpkin patch that is 100% full of Southern kitsch.  We shot corn cobs from pneumatic guns, watched pig races, rode a cow tractor, and more.  We came home starved and with little patience for the dinner – burgers – that I had planned.

So I decided to throw together a frittata and, in doing so, realized that while I never make them the same way twice I do always follow something of a frittata template.

It’s kind of a “use what you have in the fridge” sort of dish, so definitely make it your own.  Report back with any fun modifications you make!

Flexible Meat & Greens Frittata
  • 1 leek, sliced (or one shallot, chopped or ½ onion chopped)
  • ¼ to 1 lbs. ground pork sausage (or other ground meat or bacon or ham)
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1 cup greens, chopped into bite-sized pieces (kale, collards, chard, or spinach)
  • 1 TBSP fat (I use bacon grease)
  • 10-12 eggs
  • salt + pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Brown meat in skillet over medium heat. Remove from pan when thoroughly cooked.
  3. Retain drippings and add leek/onion/shallot to pan.
  4. Add dash of salt.
  5. Cook until soft.
  6. Add TBSP fat and melt.
  7. Add garlic and give it a quick stir around the pan until just fragrant.
  8. Add greens.
  9. As greens begin to soften, add your meat back to the pan.
  10. Stir to mix. Season to taste.
  11. Remove from heat.
  12. Spread mixture evenly over bottom of pan.
  13. In separate bowl, crack eggs and mix well.
  14. Return skillet to burner.
  15. Pour egg mixture into skillet.
  16. Turn burner to medium low and allow frittata to cook for 3-5 minutes, until the bottom starts to set.
  17. Carefully place skillet in preheated oven.
  18. Cook until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F, approximately 8-10 minutes.


3 Responses to “Flexible Meat & Greens Frittata”

  1. on 15 Oct 2013 at 9:36 amhot Nai Nai


  2. on 15 Oct 2013 at 3:01 pmofelia

    and the best thing is that you are basically cooking dinner and breakfast for the next morning!!! loveeee frittatas!

  3. on 15 Oct 2013 at 3:20 pmKristine Rudolph

    YES! I forgot to say that this makes such a great grab-and-go in the a.m.!

Trackback URI | Comments RSS

Leave a Reply