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May is National Egg Month and I’m just going to put it out there…I love eggs! I’m happy to have eggs for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Runny yolks with toast and sausage, a single egg poached in the broth of a bowl of ramen noodles, and any number of baked egg dishes. Countless numbers of desserts use eggs as well. Eggs are versatile, relatively inexpensive, and just plain tasty.
One of my favorite ways to use eggs is to make frittatas that can stretch some of products that I have available, but bring flavors that are reminiscent of other dishes. This is just another way for me to play with my food! This time around, I’m making a frittata with all of the flavors of a loaded baked potato!
I oven roast Yukon Gold potatoes and smoky bacon.
I combine them with shredded cheddar cheese and eggs that are beaten and seasoned simply with salt and pepper.
The mixture goes into a hot pan greased with drippings from the bacon. I stir it around quickly to create a fluffy texture before placing the pan into a pre-heated oven. Before serving, I allow the frittata to cool slightly and I top it with bacon crumbles, more shredded cheese, and sliced green onions. Served with a dollop of sour cream and a side salad, it might just make you wonder why you don’t do this more often.
Here’s the recipe.
Loaded Baked Potato Frittata
7 slices thick-cut bacon
2 large Yukon gold potatoes, diced
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 tsp salt, divided
4 tsp pepper, divided
8 Eggland’s Best eggs
1 ¼ cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
4 green onions, sliced
Sour cream, for serving (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cover two sheet pans with aluminum foil. Place a cooling rack into one sheet pan. Lay bacon across the cooling rack. Dice potatoes into ½ cubes. Toss with olive oil, 1 tsp salt, and 2 tsp pepper. Place seasoned potatoes in a single layer on the other sheet pan. Bake bacon and potatoes for 30-40 minutes or until bacon is crispy and potatoes are golden brown, tossing potatoes once during baking.
When bacon and potatoes are finished, remove from oven and transfer to paper towels to soak up any remaining oil. Reserve bacon fat. Chop or crumble 4 slices of bacon. Set aside. Chop or crumble remaining bacon. Reserve for garnish.
Heat a large skillet or wide, sloped pan over medium heat. Completely whisk eggs in a large mixing bowl. Mix in potatoes, 4 slices of crumbled bacon, and 1 cup of cheese.
Pour ¼ cup of reserved bacon fat into the preheated pan. Pour egg mixture into pan. Using a spatula, stir the eggs around until they begin to scramble. Place pan into preheated oven. Allow to bake for 15-20 minutes or until eggs are set. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly in the pan.
Blot the top of the frittata with paper towels and run a spatula around the edge of the pan to release any spots that might have stuck. Remove the frittata from the pan by placing a plate over the pan and inverting the pan over the plate. Top with green onions and remaining bacon and cheese. Serve with sour cream, if desired. Enjoy!
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