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Egg Recipe~Ultimate Recipe Swap @ Lifeasmom.com March 18, 2010

I’ve been enjoying this blog at www.lifeasmom.com and happened upon the Ultimate Recipe Swap. Today’s theme was egg recipes.

Here’s my recipe contribution~This is a great ‘breakfast-for-dinner’, or ‘brinner’ as another cool mommy blogger once said! It’s very savory and may be too much for your taste buds first meal of the day, although I happen to love it…hope you do,too!

Goat Cheese and Roasted Red Pepper Frittata

1 – 2 TBSP. olive oil

4 – 5 medium red skinned potatoes, sliced thin

3/4 c. diced roasted red peppers

1 & 1/2 tsp. minced garlic

1 shallot, minced (you certainly could use 1/2 of a small onion)

1 tsp. fresh basil, minced

6 eggs

1/3 c. heavy cream, 1/2 & 1/2, or even skim milk (depending on whether you’re counting calories today or not…; )

1/2 c. crumbled goat cheese

salt and pepper to taste

Pre-heat the broiler and set the oven rack about 6 inches or so from the top.

Heat olive oil in a cast iron pan (you can use any oven safe pan, but I love using cast iron) over medium heat and saute garlic, shallot, and peppers until the shallot is just translucent, about 4 minutes. Remove pepper mixture from pan and put aside. Place potatoes in the pan in an even layer. (You may need to add a touch more e.v.o.o.) Cover the pan and cook potatoes until they are tender, about 8 – 10 min. Stir in the pepper mixture with the potatoes, adding salt and pepper to taste, and cook altogether for another minute or so. Stir in basil.

Whisk the eggs and cream (or milk) together and pour over the veggies in the pan. Sprinkle the top with the goat cheese and a few cranks of fresh cracked black pepper and cover, reducing the heat to low. Cook about 4 minutes until the eggs are set, but not completely done. Uncover the pan, turn off heat, and put it under the broiler until the top gets browned and melty, about a minute or two. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU DO NOT WALK AWAY WHILE THE EGGS ARE UNDER THE BROILER !! I SPEAK FROM EXPERIENCE! THIS IS NOT A MULTI-TASKING OPPORTUNITY!!!

These eggs are way yummy served with ciabatta toast triangles. Also great for when you’ve got company for a nice brunch served with fresh fruit for sweetness to balance out the savory!



4 Responses to “Egg Recipe~Ultimate Recipe Swap @ Lifeasmom.com”

  1. Meagan Mims Says:

    Hey, I ran into you at Bilo this afternoon with my daughter, who hollered at you in the cereal isle) haha. I just wanted to say hey and it was nice to meet you. You have an amazing blog and I really enjoyed reading through some of it this afternoon 🙂 Maybe soon ill have more than 5 minutes to myself to tell you a little more about my 3 crazy kids haha.

    • That is so awesome! Thanks for reading and for commenting! I’m so glad you like it.f.IF you can think of any cute/funny stories with your kids..anything they said or did…I’d love to post it! Just email it to me at 3girlmomblog@gmail.com. Thanks again! Hope I bump into you again sometime!

  2. Keri Says:

    This looks sooo yummy, I love goat cheese. I will definitely bookmark it and try it. I love lifeasmom.com too!

    • If you love goat cheese, I posted a homemade grilled pizza recipe on here, (copy and paste the link:)


      I top it with caramelized onions, grilled chicken, goat cheese and sun-dried tomatoes…’smack yer mama good’, as they say down here in the south! (ok, I admit it…I’m from New Jersey..lol) It’s the best home made pizza ever! Just takes time for the dough to rise, or you can even buy the dough..super easy and the kids can top their own. I have ‘pizza bars’ a lot when we have people over for dinner, esp. in the summer. The topping choices are endless! Yummolicious!

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