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Prosciutto and Peas Frittata with Herbs

In Brunch, Egg Dishes, Recipes on July 4, 2013 at 11:28 AM

Frittata Ready to Eat

Frittata Ready to Eat

Ingredients:

3/4 lb. prosciutto end, diced, about 2 cups.
12 ounces frozen peas, about 2&1/2 cups.
5 leaves of fresh mint, chopped coarse.
1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
1 dozen eggs
Turmeric, couple of dashes
Pinch each of dried thyme and dried tarragon
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
2 tbsps. unsalted butter
4 tbsps. extra virgin olive oil

Procedure:

1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Heat 2 tbsps. of the olive oil in a well-seasoned cast iron pan. Add the prosciutto and brown lightly for 10 minutes on medium-low heat. Remove and set aside.
3. Add butter to the pan. When melted, add the peas, heat on low for about 5 minutes, stirring regularly until fully defrosted. Add the mint. Remove and set aside.
4. Whisk the eggs in medium sized bowl, blend in the ricotta 1 or 2 tbsps. at a time, continue whisking until completely distributed. Add the turmeric, thyme and tarragon.
5. Add prosciutto, peas and basil and mix well again.
6. Heat the remaining olive oil on medium low, add the egg mixture and cook until eggs set firmly, except for the top. About 15 Minutes
7. Transfer pan to preheated oven and let firm up for about 3 minutes then place under broiler to brown for 2 minutes.

Let sit 30 minutes and then place a serving plate on top top and flip. If the frittata does not fall, trying tapping the bottom of the pan. If that fails, as it did for me, simply slice into 8 pieces in the pan, carefully remove the pieces and place on a serving plate.

We served this Frittata for brunch, along with a Strata (prepared by Grammy), Smoked Salmon with Bagels and Cream Cheese, Mimosas and Bloody Marys. 

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