Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Chicken Sausage, Egg and Cheese Frittata

This morning, I wanted to make a quick but delicious breakfast to use up some of the WONDERFUL chicken eggs Andy brings home from co-workers who raise chickens. I immediately thought of a frittata. I had some chicken breakfast sausage that I got from Trader Joe's that I had already cooked up in anticipation of breakfast. I simply chopped it up into pieces and grated some cheese. The rest is simple! See below. Additionally, one slice of this frittata (1/8th of the whole thing) is only around 222 calories! Amazing!

Chicken Sausage, Egg and Cheese Frittata
1 dozen large eggs
1 tsp butter
1/4 cup non-fat milk or half-n-half (I was out of half-n-half)
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
3 tbs shredded Parmesan cheese
12 links chicken breakfast sausage, cut into small pieces
Salt and pepper

1. Preheat the broiler. In a large bowl, crack the eggs, add the milk, salt and pepper and beat with a fork or whisk until thoroughly mixed.

2. Heat a large non-stick, oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat. Add the butter to the skillet. Pour the eggs into the skillet. As the eggs start to set up, take a rubber spatula and run it from the outer edge of the skillet toward the center, pulling in toward the center the semi-cooked portion and allowing the soft, runny portion of the eggs to move to the outer edges. Do this for about 3-4 minutes until the frittata starts to really set up.

3. Add the chicken sausage all over the top of the frittata and then top with the cheese, being sure to evenly spread all the way to the edges. Remove from heat and transfer to the oven. Broil the frittata for 3-5 minutes until the top has completely set. You don't want to overcook this, so don't keep in the oven longer than 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and let sit for 5 minutes to rest. Cut into 8 equal portions and serve immediately.

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