Thursday, October 13, 2011

Bacon Caramelized Onion and Potato Frittata

Bacon Caramelized Onion and Potato Frittata recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen
Savory bacon and sweet caramelized onions made this one of the best frittatas I have ever made. I wanted something simple for dinner tonight and this was both simple and delicious. A slice of this frittata along with my new favorite salad made for a perfect meal.

Bacon Caramelized Onion and Potato Frittata
Yield: 4-5 servings
(printable recipe)

1/2 cup thick bacon ends OR 4 slices, chopped into 1" pieces
2 medium/large golden yellow potatoes, washed and thinly sliced
1/2 cup caramelized onions OR 1 medium size onion, chopped into 1/2" pieces
10 eggs
1/4 cup half and half
1 teaspoon kosher salt
freshly ground pepper, to taste
4 oz, approximately 1 cup, shredded Monterrey Jack cheese, or cheese of your choice
Chopped parsley, optional

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a large OVEN PROOF skillet, over medium heat, cook the bacon pieces. I left mine soft, however, you can cook them until crispy if you prefer that. Add the potato slices and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring gently as needed to ensure they are cooking evenly.

When the potatoes are mostly tender, add the onions. If you are using pre-cooked caramelized onions, give them a rough chop to break them into smaller pieces for even distribution. If you are using raw onions, add them in and cook until soft.

Whisk together the eggs, half and half, salt and pepper. Pour this mixture over the cooked potatoes, onions and bacon pieces in the skillet and let this cook over medium heat until the eggs are set. After a few minutes, raise the edges slightly to allow the softer eggs to run down into the skillet and set further.

Sprinkle the skillet with shredded cheese and place in the oven. Cook 12-14 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and let rest for at least 5 minutes. Garnish with chopped parsley before serving, if desired. Enjoy!

FREEZER MEAL: Let cool and then portion into freezer safe Ziplocs or resealable containers. The frittata can be thawed in the refrigerator first or reheated in the microwave straight from the freezer.

Bacon Caramelized Onion and Potato Frittata recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen




18 comments:

  1. As easy as frittatas are, I've only made them a handful of time. And I'm not sure why - I love cheese and eggs and onions. And potatoes! Must try this :)

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  2. Oh this is right up my ally.... I can't resist anything with bacon!

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  3. Frittatas are so awesome! I love eating them at any time of day. Your recipe with the caramelized onions looks delicious!

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  4. I have never made a frittata. Yours looks so good that it makes me want to try it.

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  5. Bacon and caramelized onions are such great flavors. Together in a frittata they'd be unbelievable!

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  6. Yes please! I love everything about this frittata. Caramelized onions and bacon? I mean really, what's not to like?

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  7. That's not fair, I WAS planning on making something totally different for dinner... ;)

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  8. Sounds divine. Bacon, potatoes and onions... YUM!!!

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  9. What is even better is eating it leftover on a sandwich. I tried it in Spain last year and it was amazing!

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  10. I see you are using your caramelized onions. I did make them and they were awesome - can't tell you how many different things we topped with them. This would be a great way to use them with the smoky bacon and the potatoes...mmm, I am really hungry now after thinking about this one!

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  11. Bacon and caramelized onions turn eggs into breakfast heaven.

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  12. love this...sounds yummmmmmmylicious...;P
    Tasty Appetite

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  13. As always....sounds yummy
    I may not always be up to commenting but try to check out your recipes every day.
    You have really put me back in the cooking mood.
    I was so bored with everything after cooking the same old thing for 30 years
    Sorry I haven't been around , but my first chemo knocked me for a loop. My Dr put me back on steroids at day 11 after...and I feel like a new person now..and am trying to catch up on my bloggie friends
    Debbi

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  14. An excellent frittata. Seriously, bacon and caramelized onion, how could it not be great, right?

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  15. what is half and half please. x

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    1. Half and half is a dairy product that is half cream and half whole milk. Feel free to substitute one or the other or half of each for the small amount in this recipe.

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