Frittata

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Frittata

Ingredients:

cast-iron skillet (10 inch)

¼ to ½ tablespoon butter

1 tablespoon Olive oil or any vegetable oil

4 large eggs

½ teaspoon salt

¼ cup heavy cream or milk

2 slices of smoked Gouda cheese, diced (I got mine from Trader Joe’s)

½ cup frozen roasted corn (I got mine from Trader Joe’s)

1 medium on-the-vine tomato (or ½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved)

2-inch long Chinese stem lettuce (diced) (莴苣 )

4 large button mushrooms, sliced

½ piece fully cooked Italian chicken sausage (or any of your favorite sausage), sliced (I got mine from Trader Joe’s)

1 shallot, sliced

1 leaf of cabbage (卷心菜), sliced

1 cup spinach (loosely packed) (pat-dry)

Method:

Heat cast-iron skillet to hot, add in 1 cup sliced button mushrooms, sautéed (no oil) for 3-5 minutes until browned and sizzling, transfer to a container;

Add a tablespoon of oil to the pan, medium heat, sauté Italian chicken sausage until browned both sides, add into the mushroom container;

Add in shallot slices to the skillet, low to medium heat, sauté until browned; add in cabbage, sauté until wilt; add in spinach, sauté until wilt;

Whisk together eggs and salt in a bowl; add cream, gouda cheese, stir to combine. Stir in frozen corns, diced tomatoes, sautéed mushrooms/shallot/cabbage/spinach.

Melt butter in the cast-iron skillet, spread butter to oil the side as well; pour into the egg mixture;

Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven until cooked through – about 12-14 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Notes:

How to clean mushroom: use a damp paper towel or a soft mushroom brush to wipe each mushroom, one at a time, to remove any dirt.

For a large frittata, add more minutes until all cooked through.

Optional: dust 2 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese over the frittatas before baking for more depth of flavors.

Some other optional ingredients to add or replace: frozen peas, sliced onion, etc.

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