Wish Upon A Dish: Ricotta and Roasted Pepper Frittata

February 18, 2011

Ricotta and Roasted Pepper Frittata

With all the egg whites I have in the fridge I was happy I put a frittata on the menu this week.

I will have some ricotta leftover from the Nudis and that will go great and got lucky when I found really red peppers on sale at my Shop-Rite this week.

Ricotta and Roasted Pepper Frittata
Serves 4-6
* 1⁄2 cup grated pecorino
* 2 tbsp. roughly chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves
* 1 1⁄2 tsp. kosher salt
* 1 tsp. chopped fresh oregano
* 8 eggs, beaten
* Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
* 3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
* 1 large yellow onion, halved and thinly sliced
* 1 small waxy potato, peeled and sliced into 1⁄8" rounds
* 1 red bell pepper, roasted, peeled, and cut into
1⁄4" strips
* 3⁄4 cup homemade or store-bought ricotta
1. Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 425°. In a large bowl, whisk together 1⁄4 cup of the pecorino, parsley, 1⁄2 tsp. of the salt, oregano, and eggs and season with black pepper. Set egg mixture aside.
2. Heat the oil in a 10" nonstick ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add the remaining salt, onions, and potatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned and soft, about 20 minutes.
3. Remove skillet from heat. Add the egg mixture to the skillet and stir to distribute the onions and potatoes evenly. Scatter the peppers over the top, spoon the ricotta over the mixture in 6 dollops, and sprinkle with the remaining pecorino. Bake until lightly browned and the center is set, about 15 minutes. Run a rubber spatula around the edges of the frittata to loosen it. Slide the frittata onto a serving plate. Season with more black pepper, if you like.

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