Mushroom, Peas and Bacon Fritata
Fritata is one of the easiest and filling breakfast that I love to make for my family often. It is a fuss free, easy and wholesome dish to prepare and eat; perfect for kicking off your weekend in style! Fritatas are a good way of making use of any leftover veggies too.
Fritata is an Italian egg-based dish similar to an omelette. Unlike an omelette which is made to serve usually just one, fritata can be prepared for one or more in the same pan. Fritata is an quick an excellent way to get your proteins and vegetables in one dish. It is a fantastic dish to introduce your young fuss ones to the goodness of vegetables. The best pan to prepare this dish is a cast iron or oven proof skillet or pan as it starts on the stove top and is finished in the oven. If you do not have access to an oven, do not worry, you can finish it off on the stove top by covering the pan with a lid and then once it is nearly cooked, flip the top over and cook till done and the surface has golden brown crispy specks/ layer. Fritata looks like a crustless quiche!
My mushroom, peas and bacon fritata is a delicious fusion of many flavours and a great alternative to a simple omelette. After a busy week, the first thing that comes to our minds on the morning of a weekend is 'let me lie down a bit longer', isn't it? Our Sunday mornings generally start with a brunch rather than an early breakfast. And what better way to whip up a quick meal than a Fritata. If you haven't tried one, I say you are missing something in your life and make a resolution this very minute to cook one this weekend ( or during the week, even better). You can serve it either steaming hot- straight from the oven, or cold- at room temperature, it tastes good either way. Have it on its own or serve a fresh green salad or a preparation of cous cous or even a quinoa salad to make it a complete meal.