5 Cheese Bacon Fritatta with Sausage

Written by Todd

Topics: Breakfast

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Healing 5 Cheese Bacon FrittataThe author Jim Harrison talks about having meals that heal.  It’s the whole idea behind comfort food.  We like it because it makes us feel better.  I, too, believe in the restorative properties of food, not in any log term way; but, for a few minutes at least, a properly crafted meal can make a body feel right.  I’m not sure about the healing properties of eggs and bacon, but with this rattling around in my mind, I started making my 5 Cheese Bacon Fritatta.  The inspiration for this particular fritatta came out of a conversation with a friend and co-worker.  We have another, very seriously ill co-worker who was really wanting some ham and eggs for the protein but lacking in the creative cooking department.  So one thing led to another and I’m making a fritatta!

Ingredients used:

  • 1 potato, peeled and shredded.
  • 4 slices Trader Joe’s Pepper Turkey Bacon
  • 1/2 Red Onion
  • 1/2 container Crimini Mushrooms
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Trader Joe’s Simply Fat free Sour Cream
  • Johnny’s Seasoning to taste
  • 1 Chardonnay Apple Chicken Sausage
  • 1/4 cup Quattro Formaggio
  • 1/8 cup Extra Sharp cheddar

Let’s Get Things Started

First, we need to cook the bacon.  I’m using my All Clad Round Griddle for this job.  It works perfectly! Heat over medium high heat, and this pan has the size to accommodate the whole package of turkey bacon! Awesome.  While the bacon cooks, I like to squeeze the water out of the shredded potato and turn these into hash browns…a little sprinkle of Johnny’s and start cooking them up!  I take a pie tin (glass in my case) and spray it with Trader Joe’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil Spray to keep it from sticking.

Chop, Chop, Chop

Dice the onion and mushroom, and while I’m at it with the knife, I dice the sausage and the cooked slices of bacon.  Then, saute the the red onion and the mushrooms until the shrooms are soft and the onion has softened and gotten a little brown, I season these with some Johnny’s too.

Gotta Break Some Eggs

Here, I crack the eggs into a bowl, Johnny’s (again!), and the sour cream.  Really beat these guys for a bit.  I add the cheese and stir some more.  The mushrooms and onion should be done, and I add the bacon and sausage to this mixture for a minute or so, I like to get a little brown on the sausage.  Then add all of this to the eggs in the bowl and mix together well.  Take the hash browns and line the bottom of the tin and then pour the egg mixture over the top.  Cook for 15 or so minutes (I use the old toothpick trick here for done-ness – if it comes out clean, you should be good to go) at 375 in the trusty toaster oven.  Let cool slightly and bask in the healing power of eggs and bacon!

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What are your favorite additions to the standard egg fritatta?

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