Ham and Cheese Frittata

This frittata is easy and will please the adults and kids because it’s pretty hard to go wrong with ham, cheese and potatoes.  You could, however, make any possible substitutions for the filling and it would be just fine, which is the beauty of frittatas.

INGREDIENTS

THE BASE

    • 12 extra large eggs
    • 1 cup half and half
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 1/2 tsp pepper

THE FILLING

    • 1 large russet potato, thinly sliced
    • 3 scallions (about 1/3 cup), chopped
    • 1 tbsp olive oil
    • 1 cup ham (you could use good deli ham as well), chopped
    • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

HOW TO MAKE IT

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and heat the olive oil in a 10″ frying pan that can be put in the oven
  • Saute the sliced potatoes and scallions until the potatoes are tender – you don’t want them to be mushy, but you want them cooked (5-10 minutes) – season the potatoes with salt and pepper, to taste
  • Add in the ham and saute together for a few minutes
  • With the heat on low, sprinkle the cheese over the ham and potatoes – getting it layered in between the two
  • In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, half and half, salt and pepper
  • Pour the egg mixture over the filling in the frying pan – let the egg cook for a few minutes over medium-low heat, until the edges are set – don’t stir!
  • Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes or until the middle is set – sprinkle additional cheese on top and put it back in for a couple of minutes
  • Serve warm or at room temperature