Bacon, Apple and Cheddar Frittata


… or how to use up leftovers in your fridge. I had an almost full dozen eggs just about to expire, a seemingly endless package of smoked bacon I desperately needed to use up and a giant bag of Macintosh apples in the fridge.  What does one do with all those ingredients? Throw them all together and create a culinary masterpiece.  She’s off her rocker, you must be thinking. But no! She is not. Behold the amazingness that is the bacon, apple and cheddar frittata. Everyone gobbled it up. In fact, Mr T. was done inhaling his dinner before I had actually finished a slice of tomato.

Bacon, Apple and Cheddar Frittata
4 or 5 slices of bacon, chopped
1 medium onion, sliced
8 eggs
2 egg whites
3/4 cup shredded cheddar
Freshly ground pepper
Coarse sea salt
2 apples, cored and quartered (slices should be about 1/8″ thick)

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Heat an ovenproof skillet or cast-iron pan over medium-high heat. Throw in bacon and onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until bacon is cooked and onions are slightly caramelized.

Whisk eggs, egg whites, and half the cheese in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper (I went light on the salt because of the bacon).

Add egg mixture to bacon and onion mixture. Allow to cook 1 to 2 minutes until edge is set. Arrange apples on top in a circular pattern, starting from the outside edge, and sprinkle with remaining cheese.

Place skillet in oven and cook for approximately 20 minutes until fully cooked through and cheese has browned. The yummy masterpiece comes out looking beautiful, just like this:

Serve up with whatever side you like. We went with a garden salad.

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2 Comments

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2 responses to “Bacon, Apple and Cheddar Frittata

  1. RnR

    Sounds tasty! How much cheese, V?

  2. Doh! The ingredient line for cheese appears to have been deleted. Oops. I’ll fix that. I used about 3/4 cups of aged cheddar.

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