Sunday, April 6, 2014

Easy Easter Breakfast Frittata with First Street from Smart & Final

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I have a confession. 

I don't like to wake up in the morning. I know, it's shocking. 

I'd much rather sleep in, wrapped in my cozy blankets the sun slightly peeking through the blinds. I'd lay there until one of my children brought me a delicious breakfast to enjoy on a quiet peaceful morning.


And then I open my eyes and reality hits as my kids are fighting over some toy. I drag myself out of bed to cook a healthy breakfast for them that they don't even want to eat. 

I love an easy meal. Especially an easy breakfast. I was able to pick up all of the ingredients for a perfect Easter breakfast at the brand new Smart & Final store at Midtown Crossing in Los Angeles for less than $8.00.


I absolutely love new stores. You can't get any better than the day of the grand opening. I arrived late at night, only an hour before they closed, but it was still fully stocked and clean as can be. I was in shopping heaven. 


There were a ton of great deals all throughout the store. I love buying First Street brand because I get a great value for my money. When I have to feed an army - or all of the boys in my house - it can get kind of pricey.


The eggs were so cheap! I was surprised there were still any on the shelves because people were loading their carts up. Making a frittata uses up quite a bit of eggs, so it's nice to get a good deal on them.

While I was there I stocked up on some of my pantry essentials. One of my favorites is the La Romanella Parmesan cheese. I use it in all kinds of recipes, plus my boys (and my husband) tend to over-cheese their pasta, so it's nice to be able to get in it bulk without paying warehouse store fees. That's how you #ChooseSmart when you're getting your shopping done.


You could even put some in your delicious frittata on Easter morning. I kept it simple, though. The awesome thing about this dish is that you can throw almost anything into it and it will taste great. It's perfect when you have leftover meats and veggies than aren't enough for another full meal.


I wanted mine to be somewhat resembling of an actual Easter dinner, so I picked some of my favorite traditional dishes as inspiration. Juicy and salty ham, fresh asparagus and fried potato all compliment each other perfectly. Gather your ingredients and in 20 minutes you have a tasty Easter breakfast.


Easy Easter Breakfast Frittata

Ingredients: 
  • 10 large eggs, scrambled
  • 2 small ham steaks 
  • 1/2 pound of fresh asparagus
  • 1 medium white potato, sliced in 1/6" thick slices
  • 2 Tablespoons of butter, separated 
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions: 

     Chop the asparagus and ham into bite size pieces. Melt  in a 12-inch oven-proof skillet with one Tablespoon of butter. Sauté the asparagus and ham until the asparagus is bright green but still firm and the ham is browned. Remove from skillet and set aside.

     Add the remaining Tablespoon of butter and arrange potato slices in the pan. Fry about three or four minutes per side. (If the potatoes soak up the butter you may need to add a little more before the next step.)

     Sprinkle the ham and asparagus on top of the potatoes. Scramble your eggs with a little salt and pepper and pour into the skillet. Let cook on medium for about five minutes until the edges start to set. 

     While you are waiting for the eggs to set, turn the oven onto the broil setting at 425 degrees. Then place the entire skillet into the oven and let it cook until the whole thing is set and the top is golden brown. Let it rest for a few minutes before slicing and serving. Enjoy!


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2 comments:

Carolyn said...

We LOVE frittatas and I always forget how easy they are to make, Such a great idea to use ingredients that are geared towards the holidays. #Client

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