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Old 11-17-2017, 10:37 PM   #1
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Quiche & Frittata ideas for budget main dishes

Below is my list of ideas / ingredients for frittatas and quiche fillings.
Eggs are a great and inexpensive source of protein.
When I add cheese, it is usually a modest amount for flavour.

Leek, gorgonzola
2-3 medium leeks or 4-5 small, chopped or thinly sliced. Saute 3 - 4 min
4-6 oz gorgonzola, crumbled
Pinch nutmeg or cinnamon
Eggs 5 - 8
Cream or milk

Ham, emmenthal or cheddar
1.5 c cooked ham, skin removed, chopped
or cooked, chopped bacon
3/4 c emmenthal cheese, grated
Spinach - 2 c fresh and lightly cooked until wilted
or 1 pkg frozen, chopped, drained
Eggs 5 - 8
Cream or milk
1 Tbsp dijon mustard

Pesto, parmesan
1/2 c pine nuts, toasted in pan
1/2 c or more pesto
3/4 c parmesan cheese, grated
Eggs 5 - 8
Cream or milk

Roquefort blue cheese
smaller amount parmesan

Sausage, bell pepper
3 lg links, removed from casing, crumbled, cooked
1/2 or 3/4 c cheddar or jack cheese
2 red / orange bell peppers, thinly sliced lengthwise
1/2 onion, chopped, lightly sautéed
Eggs 5 - 8
Cream or milk

Roasted vegetable
1 small zucchini, 1inch diam slices
1 red bell pepper, seeded, chopped
1 yellow or orange bell pepper, seeded, chopped
1 red onion, chopped
Oil for roasting 2 Tbsp
3/4 c Gruyere, grated
Combine veggies in bowl with oil. Spread on baking pan and roast for 20 -30 minutes at 350F.
Grease casserole dish, add veggies, then other ingredients.
Frittata may take less time to cook due to cooked, hot veggies. Check at 30 minutes.

Broccoli & cheddar w/ onion

Mushroom, ham, brie
Mixed mushrooms - not button
2 shallots, sliced
Saute mushroom and shallot slices before adding to dish. Mushrooms should release water.
Remove rind from brie while room temp, refrigerate then chop

Crab, gruyere or havarti
1 lb fresh crabmeat, drained
4 oz or more gruyere, grated
1 tsp lemon zest
1 tsp or less dijon mustard

Turkey bacon, mushroom, Fontina
6 strips or more turkey bacon
3/4 c sliced mushrooms,
sautéed until water released (6 min)
2 shallots
1/2 c grated Fontina cheese

Caramelized onion, mushroom, gruyere
1 lg onion, thinly sliced, sautéed til carmelized
8 oz mixed mushrooms, not button, sliced,
separately sautéed until water released (6 min)
Dijon mustard
2/3 c gruyere, grated
1 t dry thyme

Nicoise fritatta minus tuna
Green beans, blanched
Tiny red potatoes

Spinach, wilted
Chopped bacon, cooked tender

Pancetta, mushroom, sage, caramelized shallots
4 oz pancetta, diced ( or 3 slices thick-cut bacon)
1 tbsp butter
3 shallots, sliced (makes 1 cup)
1 lb oyster mushrooms
8 oz baby bella mushrooms, sliced
1 tbsp fresh sage, chopped
1 tsp fresh thyme
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup fresh arugula
6 eggs
1½ cups heavy cream
1½ cups whole milk
salt & pepper
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 cup gruyere cheese

Goat & parmesan cheese
1.5 c Goat cheese
1/2 c Parmesan, grated
1 c milk
4 eggs
2 Tbsp chives, minced
1 Tbsp flat parsley
1 t thyme
salt & pepper

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