Friday, January 28, 2011

Will They Eat This?

Eggs are a favorite in my family. So, it's fun to try new things with an old standard and see what the reaction will be. I had a variety of fillings that I thought would make a tasty combination, so I decided to make a fritatta with them. Fritatta are partially fried and partially baked -- you begin the process on the stove top and finish it in the oven. It's a gloriously large Mexican omelet!

Green Chili & Chorizo Fritatta

1 small can green chilis
1/2 package of chorizo sausage
1 small sweet onion chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 tbs olive oil
1 cup of sharp cheddar cheese
8 eggs beaten
3 tbs milk
salt & pepper to taste

Heat oven to 375 degrees; in a large oven safe skillet, heat oil over medium/high heat add the chorizo sausage and cook until browned, about 5- 7 min, stirring frequently add onions & garlic and cook for about 2 min longer; mix in the green chilis; in a separate bowl, beat eggs and milk together, add cheddar cheese & pepper and salt to taste; pour over the mixture in the pan, allow to cook for about 3-4 min. until eggs start to set; place in the oven for about 10- 12 min. and allow to finish cooking.

The Stats:

4 out of 6 of kids and the adults -- ate this meal. It was tasty, but not a real hit in the family

The Verdict:

While eggs are definitely a favorite and fritattas are easy to make, I'll try some different fillings next time. The sausage was a bit too spicy for most of the kids. The adults thought this recipe was delicious.

Remember: Blessed are you who are now hungry, for you will be satisfied. (Lk 6:21)

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