Bacon Spinach Fritatta!

Perfect Saturday Morning Brunch Recipe : Bacon Spinach Fritatta

I am back from my vacation and spent the last week recovering from an attack of seasonal allergies!  Whew…now it’s time to BLOG!  I woke up this morning thinking to myself… what can I cook this Saturday morning for breakfast?  I started running through my mind ingredients I knew I had in my kitchen…milk, bacon, eggs, cheese, green onions, spinach…and like magic, a vision of a perfectly baked Fritatta came to mind.  You may be asking yourself… what is a Fritatta… I’ll let Wiki explain. I love these and so does Zik (my significant other)!  Actually, he’ll eat ANYTHING with eggs as a main ingredient.  So let’s get on to this easy, flavorful breakfast or brunch.

The first time I made a Fritatta was two Easter’s ago.  My dear friend and mentor, Kiara, held an Easter brunch where we all brought something delicious.  I made mini Fritattas, cooked in muffin tins.  They were a hit and I’ve been making them since!  Here is a mini Fritatta recipe that gives a great idea of what I made for this gathering… Mini Fritattas.

Spinach Bacon Fritatta Ingredients:

Baon Spinach Fritatta Ingredients6 Large Eggs
1/4 Cup of Milk
1 Cup of Chopped Fresh Leafy Spinach
1 Large Green Onion (chopped)
1/2 cup of Shredded Cheese (Your Choice in Type, I used Monterrey Jack)
5 Thick Cut Strips of Bacon (Cut into pieces)
Salt/Pepper to Taste
Butter for coating your Small Cast Iron Skillet

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

First I cut my bacon into bite sized pieces and fry them over medium heat in my large cast iron skillet.  It doesn’t take long… so keep an eye on them!

While my bacon cooks, I quickly chop my green onions and spinach and grate my cheese.  I like using green onions of shallots because it does not give an overwhelming onion flavor, just a hint plus the green color is beautiful with the eggs.

*Side note: You can use any cheese you like.  For this recipe I used Monterrey Jack, but you could also use ANY type of cheese that melts well.  When I am craving something a little spicier, I might use Pepper Jack, for instance.

Next I whisk my eggs, milk and salt/pepper together.  Once my bacon is ready, I place them on a napkin to drain the grease and then combine all ingredients into my eggs.

Once everything is incorporated well, I butter my small cast iron skillet and pour my fritatta mixture in.

Cook for approximately 30 to 45 minutes… keep watch the last 10 minutes, depending on your skillet size, oven and geographical location, it could vary.  Fritatta should be golden brown on top!

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