Apple, Cheese  and Bacon Frittata

Apple, Cheese and Bacon Frittata

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What do you hear about your kid’s day at school? Does the dinner table Q & A about everyone’s day get you very far? I used to feel like I knew everything about Esme’s day as she was such a detailed reporter on the daily events at kindergarten. In fact, I would let other parents know the scoop based on her accounts. But until recently, I never heard a lot about what other kids got in their lunches (even though I asked ALL THE TIME – have I mentioned I’m competitive?).

**We interrupt this post to ask if you’ve seen our latest video? It’s all about adding fruits and vegetables to school lunch recipes!**

With Julian it’s a whole other story. Right out of the gate I was hearing everything about every other lunch at his little senior kindergarten lunch table. Along with a healthy does of incredulity, I might add. “Pudding!” he yelled at me, the other day, “Sam gets pudding!” I hear about the big pieces of bread, the juice boxes, the candy (not sure I quite believe that one), the cookies, etc. What can I do? I’ve got to play my own game, that’s all I can do. I’m trying to add some new recipes to my roster, like this amazing, sweet and salty frittata. It makes a great, light dinner and then it packs really well into a lunch the next day. Who knows, maybe one of Julian’s classmates will yell over dinner, “Frittata! Julian had frittata!”

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photo by Maya Visnyei

Apple, Cheese & Bacon Frittata

Ingredients

  • 4 strips of bacon
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored and thinly sliced

Method

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

In large, oven-safe skillet, sautee the bacon until crisp.Turn off the heat. Place bacon on a piece of paper towel to drain and wipe out skillet with another piece of paper towel.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk the eggs together. Add half of both cheeses to the eggs and whisk again.

Place the skillet back over medium heat and add butter. Swirl that around the pan. Pour the eggs into the pan.Allow to cook until the edges begin to set. Crumble the bacon and sprinkle it across the eggs. Now lay down the slices of apple in a circular pattern. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese over the top.

Place in a hot oven for 15 to 20 minutes, until the top is puffy and just lightly set. Remove carefully and allow to cool for a couple of minutes before slicing.

This frittata is fantastic hot or cold.

 

 

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