- 2 large links hot italian chicken sausage(or any sausage you like)
- 1 cup grated zucchini
- 1/2 sliced onion
- 1/2 sliced bell pepper
- 11 eggs
Monday was our first day back from school year vacation. It was a day full of appointments, returning to school, catching up with work. (The rest of the week has been the same. A constant state of catch up hence my posting this now on Friday afternoon). After all the appointments and school and emails and partial unpacking it was time to go and get some groceries so I could cook dinner.
At 4:30 I loaded up my daughter, her cousin and my son and headed to Whole Foods. Off we went, late in the afternoon, rush hour, post work/pre dinner rush, full of after school exhaustion, just me, two 5 year olds and a two year old.
What was I thinking?
Let me just say the trip wasn’t pretty. I have never been embarrassed in the grocery store until this trip but there is evidently a first for everything. I can’t even tell you what happened, who started it, etc… I just think that three kids post school day and a tired, overextended mama were a recipe for disaster. I will never attempt such a foolish act again. In the midst of the melt downs I was able to grab some pre sliced onions, peppers and zucchini from the salad bar, a dozen eggs and two hot italian sausages.
I got to the checkout at which time I separated the girls and worked to regain control of everyone(including myself). I just wanted to pay and leave. Suddenly the doe eyed cashier interrupted me to advise I had a broken egg. She was going to send someone to get me a new pack. My reply, “I’ll take it as is!” “But you’ll pay for a broken egg,” she reasoned and started to call somebody to assist. I slowly, calmly and clearly told her the .20 egg wasn’t worth waiting for. “I need to get out of here!” were my final words as I swiped my card.
So yeah, Monday night, I made an 11 egg frittata, and it was good. If you have a full dozen, feel free to use them, I don’t think it will make or break the recipe.
11 Egg Frittata
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
- Heat a large oven proof skillet over medium high heat and add your sausage(remove the casing is necessary)
- Once the fat from the sausage begins to render add your onions and saute
- As the meat begins to cook through add your peppers and zucchini1 cup grated zucchini
- Whip your 11 eggs in a separate bowl combining yolks and whites
- Spread the veggies and meat out evenly across the skillet
- Pour the eggs over the top of the skillet goodies
- Cook the eggs over medium heat for a few minutes until the underside appears to be done
- Place the skillet in the oven and cook until the entire frittata is set and the eggs are cooked
- Enjoy (I had mine with a BIG glass of red wine and a slight disconnect after the trauma of the grocery store… still tasty though not recommended.)