Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Sausage, Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Frittata

I am a HUGE fan of frittata's! I make them every week, mainly for breakfast but I love this one as a main dish (although any frittata could be a breakfast, lunch or dinner affair). This frittata is so easy to make and packs alot of flavour.

What I love is that this is really a one pan dish. You don't even need to put the oven on! I serve this to my family with a lovely simple side salad and if you needed to bulk the meal up a bit more to feed a larger crowd some nice rosemary roast baby potatoes would go beautifully with this.

Sausage, Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Frittata

5 eggs

1/2 cup cream

1/4 cup finely grated fresh parmesan cheese

2 mild italian sausages, cooked and sliced

1/4 red onion, finely diced

12 cherry tomatoes, cut in half

1/2 cup freshly torn basil

olive oil spray

1/3 cup fesh mozzarella

salt and pepper

Cook sausages in a 10 inch pan until browned and cooked through. Remove from pan and set aside for 5 mins before slicing them in 1/4 inch slices. Wipe pan out.

In a large jug combine the eggs, cream, parmesan cheese and salt and pepper. Whisk together well. Set aside.

Return clean pan to stove over meduim heat, generously spray with olive oil and add red onion and cook for 2 minutes. Add cherry tomatoes, sliced sausage and cook for a further 2-3 minutes. Add torn basil, cook for 1 minute then pour in egg mixture.

Turn the heat down to medium low and cook the frittata for 5 minutes or so to set the bottom and middle, move the frittata around to evenly cook the egg. Once it's cooked 3/4 of the way through top with torn fresh mozzarella and if you like a little extra finely grated parmesan cheese and put under broiler (grill), place in the middle of the oven so as to not cook the top too quickly. Broil for 3-5 minutes or until the top is lovely and golden brown and the top of the frittata is set.
Let frittata cool for a 5-10 mins before serving.

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