Quick Caprese Frittata
This morning I decided to make something a little extra special for breakfast since I had the day off from work. I went for a nice run, and when I got back I was hungry and kind of worn out, so I decided my breakfast needed to be quick and easy, but still something a little more special than my usual smoothie-before-work routine. I had this gorgeous looking tomato from a friend’s garden waiting to be eaten, some fresh mozzarella, and a new little herb garden on my back deck with fresh basil that smelled divine, so I decided to do a caprese frittata. The ingredient list was kept super short, and it came together in a matter of minutes. Here’s how it went:
small pat of butter
splash of half and half or milk or cream (maybe 2 Tbsp)
pinch of salt and peper
one small tomato, sliced
2 sundried tomatoes, sliced
2 slices of fresh mozzarella cheese, torn into pieces
5 fresh basil leaves
Beat eggs, half and half, salt and pepper together in a bowl.
Melt a little butter in an oven-safe, non-stick pan on the stove over medium heat.
When the pan is hot, pour in the egg mixture.
Do not stir the egg mixture or shake the pan, just let it cook.
Once the sides begin to set but the center is still runny, add your fresh tomato slices, sundried tomatoes, and mozzarella pieces. Do not add the basil.
Turn off the heat on the burner. Place the pan under the broiler for about 2 minutes (check it to make sure it doesn’t burn) until the eggs are set in the middle, puffed up, and starting to turn golden on top. Remove from the broiler, tear basil into pieces, and sprinkle on top.
Slide the frittata onto a plate (use a spatula to help if needed)..
And, voila! It’s time to eat!
The eggs are light and fluffy, the cheese is gooey, the fresh tomatoes are sweet but balanced by the tang of the sundried tomatoes, and the basil is the perfect aromatic finish. It’s such a simple dish that comes together in minutes, but it made my Tuesday morning feel a little bit more special. This is plenty of food for one hungry person, or enough for 2 not as hungry people. I tried to eat it all, but was struggling a little towards the end.
You could also easily swap out the tomato/mozzarella/basil combo for other flavors of your choice, but this combo is simple and classic, and sometimes it’s hard to go wrong with classics. However- if you mix it up, let me know what you put in it and how it turns out!
It’s almost bed time now (I was a little delayed between making the frittata and getting the post up on here), and as much as I enjoyed my day off and my nice little breakfast this morning, I’m ready to go back to my smoothie-before-work routine tomorrow. Time to dream up another fun breakfast for my next day off…