Caramelized Onion, Bacon and Broccoli Frittata
I love a good Frittata! 1. Because they're easy to make 2. They're perfect for brunch, lunch or dinner 3. Because they're a great way to clean out the fridge. You can basically add anything you want! (#3 is my main reason for the obsession).
If you follow me on Instagram (if not you should, @LifestyledWithLindsay) and watch my Insta-stories you know I made riced broccoli for a side with our dinner Sunday night. Nolan and I wandered around Trader Joe's last weekend and grabbed several random items that we'd never tried before. The riced cauliflower was a HUGE hit! I used it to make "stir fried rice" but that's another post for another day. But you'll definitely want to come back by then, because it was damn good! Like didn't even miss the 2 lbs of butter that they use at the Japanese Hibachi's good!
I digress. Back to my Frittata. Since the riced broccoli bag we bought made such a large batch for just the two of us, and for some reason we had 2 dozen eggs in our fridge I decided a Frittata was the clear resolution for clearing some of this out of the fridge. We didn't LOVE the riced broccoli that I made as a side. I was totally winging it, and just adding random spices. It was good, but not "Oh my gosh I have to hurry and write a blog post about this and share with you all right away good." But it was great in the Frittata. I mean paired with caramelized onions and bacon basically anything would be good!
Caramelized Onion, Bacon and Broccoli Frittata Recipe
-serves 6. Or 2 very hungry people that also want to have this for leftovers
- 6 eggs, beaten
- 1/2 lb bacon cooked, crumbled and drained
- 1 large onion caramelized (see recipe below)
- 1/2 bag of cooked riced broccoli (ours was from left overs straight outta the fridge dumped right in)
- 1/2 C shredded cheddar cheese (or whatever you have on hand, again think fridge clean-out!)
- 1/4 C shredded mozzarella cheese
- salt and pepper
In medium skillet on medium heat add riced broccoli and cooked (drained) bacon to your caramelized onion, heat through for about 2 minutes. In a large bowl whisk 6 eggs, a pinch of salt and pepper, add your cheeses and mix. Add egg mixture to your warm skillet and mix all ingredients together. Once incorporated let sit on medium heat for about 4 min until eggs are beginning to cook on bottom and around the sides. Next place skillet in oven under the broiler on high for 3 to 4 minutes until lightly browned and fluffy. Let rest a few minutes then slide onto a cutting board (should come out of the greased pan easily) slice and serve.
You must try this! Not only is it insanely delicious, but is there a better kitchen smell than caramelized onions or bacon?! Maybe roasted garlic. Yeah, roasted garlic also smells divine. Will definitely be adding roasted garlic next time to this recipe for the kitchen scent trifecta.
*For caramelized onion: chop large onion into long, skinny pieces almost like strips. Heat 1 T of butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Once melted add your cut onion and stir. Continuing to stir occasionally making sure the onion pieces are always pushed down to the bottom of the skillet. (the pieces on the side tend to dry out and burn). This process usually takes about 45-55 min. If you onion is cooking too fast, reduce heat. You want to go from raw to translucent, to light brown and then finally golden brown. Slow and steady people!