In the Kitchen with Katie: Sweet Potato Asiago Frittata
Ok, so you know how there are those movies or lines in movies that just stick with you no matter what you do, where you go, or how many times you watch the movie? For me, a frittata is forever branded in one movie with one actors voice. . . Harrison Ford in "Morning Glory".
I truly hope you have seen the movie "Morning Glory," Starring Rachel McAdams, Diane Keaton, and Harrison Ford, because it truly is a jewel of a movie. Rachel McAdams is a harebrained producer of a failing morning show, where there are two anchors, (Keaton, and Ford.) Who don't work so well together. . . Off topic. . . Anyways, Ford is constantly talking about Frittata. . . He is so bitter and over the top with his crazy deep, raspy voice, commentating on everything and everyone, oh its priceless!
Now, everyone in my house thinks or just says out loud in their best Harrison Ford voice "Frittata?" Whenever I create the eggy breakfast magic. And as Harrison would say "The beauty of the Frittata, is.. . ." You really can make it with whatever you have in your fridge. . . That sweet potato I used was probably one day away from the garbage disposal, so think waste not, want not, and you will soon be dining on a tasty (lets all say it in our best Harrison voices.) FRITTATA!
Sweet Potato Asiago Frittata
1/2 Onion, Diced
1/2 Green Pepper, Diced
1 Cooked Sweet Potato, Diced
2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
1 Tbsp Oil
5 Large Eggs
1/2-3/4 Cup Milk
Basil & Thyme to taste
1) Preheat oven to 350 and heat oil over medium high heat and begin to saute the onions and peppers. After they have softened add garlic and sweet potato and saute until aromatic.
2) In a bowl whisk together the eggs and milk.
3) Pour egg mixture over the veggies and turn heat to low, garnish with slivered asiago cheese, torn basil and thyme.
4) Continue to cook on low until the outside edge has set up. Turn the heat off and transfer the skillet to the oven, cook for 10-15 minutes until the eggs are set up but not too much color on top. Allow to cool for atleast 5 minutes and then cut however you would like.
My favorite memories growing up always revolve around the kitchen, or cooking. Stringing green beans on the swing with my Grandma Sebert, making pie dough with Grandma Jo in the kitchen at the farm, or baking and decorating an array of cookies with my Mother. So it came as no surprise to me when I quit nursing school midway to do what I loved most . . . Cook, and Bake!
Since I began Culinary School, I have undertaken an array of different venues from an Italian kitchen, a quaint local bakery, and most recently a cruise ship kitchen. My journey is only just beginning as I set out to learn, share and bake my way through life. - Katie Kelley
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