Frittata with Sweet Potatoes, Canadian Bacon, Cheddar & Chives

If you…

a) struggle with perfecting the often-dreaded “omelet flip”

…and/or…

b) are looking for a quick & hearty one-skillet egg dish

…then you’ll love this recipe! The add-ins (sweet potatoes, Canadian bacon, cheddar cheese, and chives) can be substituted for any ingredients you like, but the easy-as-pie cooking technique remains the same. Instead of dirtying multiple pans – one for eggs, one for bacon, and one for home fries – all of the above are cooked together in one skillet. Simply saute vegetables of choice in a skillet, add in chopped meat if you so choose, top with whisked eggs/egg whites, pop the filled skillet into the oven, and voila! A filling, healthy, and tasty frittata that works just as well for dinner as for breakfast.

The flavors of this frittata melded wonderfully well together. The sweet potato provided a welcomed contrast to the smoky & salty Canadian bacon, the sharp cheddar contributed a rich creaminess, and the chives added a fresh finishing touch. In retrospect, a few melty pockets of tangy goat cheese dotting the frittata would have been a fantastic flavor and textural element. Note to self for the next time I make this!

Frittata with Sweet Potatoes, Canadian Bacon, Cheddar & Chives

Serves 2-4

Ingredients:

  • 6 pieces Canadian bacon
  • 1/2 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1 cup peeled & diced sweet poato
  • 1/4 cup chopped shallots
  • 3 large eggs
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped chives, plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 cup shredded 50% reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Roughly chop the Canadian bacon and set aside.
  3. Drizzle oil into an 8- or 10-inch non-stick skillet over medium/medium-low heat, and then add the sweet potato and shallot. Cook over medium-low heat for about 6-8 minutes, stirring often.
  4. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, egg whites, milk, salt, and pepper. Whisk in the chives.
  5. When the potato is tender and the shallot is softened, add the Canadian bacon to the pan and pour in the egg mixture. Place the skillet into the oven and bake until the egg is set, about 15 minutes. Top with the cheese and bake for an additional minute or so. Sprinkle with additional chopped chives and serve immediately.

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