Frittata’s are so versatile. You can enjoy them for breakfast, brunch, lunch or even dinner. What I love most about them is I can make them for dinner and serve the leftover’s for breakfast. It saves me a ton of time and puts a smile on everyone’s face. This frittata is packed with flavor and is so simple. Serve it with the butternut squash hash browns and you have everything you need to make a complete meal.
This Frittata has amazing layers of flavor. The sharp cheddar cheese, sweet gala apples and the bacon take turns dancing on your pallet. And like I said before, it’s great reheated in the morning so you stretch your food and your time!
Bacon, Egg, Apple & Cheese Frittata with Butternut Squash Hash browns
Recipe Type: Brunch
8 strips of bacon
1 gala apple, cored and diced (1/4 inch pieces)
2 tablespoons of butter
1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup of milk
salt & pepper to taste
1 teaspoon thyme
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Cook your bacon to slightly crispy. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels.
Either clean the pan or get a new one.
Heat the butter and apples in a heavy cast iron or other oven proof skillet over medium heat until the apples are al dente (about 6 minutes.) Add in the bacon and cook for 2 minutes on low heat.
In a large bowl mix together the eggs, cheese, milk and seasonings. Mix until the eggs are well beaten.
Pour the egg mixture over the apple mixture and bake for 30 minutes.
The Butternut Squash Hash Browns are the perfect replacement for the starchy counterpart. While not comparable to potatoes, the crispness of the squash delivers what is wanted from a popular morning offering. The hint of garlic powder gives these a delicious flavor that takes away the awkwardness for some that eating squash brings.
Butternut Squash Hash browns
Recipe Type: Appetizer
1 cup shredded squash (about half a small butternut squash)
salt & pepper to taste
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons vegetable oil for cooking
Press the shredded squash between 2 sheets of paper towels to dry.
In a medium to large bowl mix combine the shredded squash and seasonings
Heat the oil in a heavy pan.
Form the squash mixture into whatever shapes you prefer (or toss it in unformed) and cook until brown.
If you formed the squash fry it until it’s browned and holding on the bottom (about 3 minutes), flip and repeat.