Hello friends– Here’s a cheerful little plate for breakfast. Or lunch. Or Sunday supper. You can cut it up and serve it steaming hot from the oven. Or set it out cold with good bread for a picnic lunch. It’s just a versatile little dish savory and satisfying–and pretty on the plate! I think you’d like to add it to your culinary repertoire.
SWISS CHARD & SAUSAGE FRITTATA
2 tab. olive oil
1/2 pound mild Italian sauage*
1/2 cup red onion, chopped
1/2 cup red bell pepper
1/2 cup yellow bell pepper
1/2 brown mushrooms, chopped to nice bits
3 large leaves Swiss chard, stems removed, sliced to pieces
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup cheddar
Heat the olive oil in a oven proof skillet. Put in the sausage and onion into the pan. While it’s cooking chop the sausage to bits– for about 5 minutes until the sausage is browned and cooked through. Then add in the peppers and mushrooms. Cook 3 minutes more and finally stir in the Swiss chard, cooking about 1 more minute until it wilts.
While all this cooking is going on in the skillet, beat the eggs until they are frothy. Stir in the salt and cheddar and pour it evenly over the ingredients in the skillet. Turn the heat to medium and cook about 3 minutes until the bottom is set. Then set it into the broiler, about 4 inches from the heat and broil 3 to 4 more minutes until the top is golden and browned around the edges. (Keep at eye on it– it’s easy to burn it in the boiler!)
Serve it up hot with a simple bright salad– breakfast, brunch or a Sunday night dinner…
*1/2 pound of Italian sausage is about 2 links. Use pork of turkey, mild or hot– it’s up to you…