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Frittatas and Pajama Jeans

February 25, 2011

I made a frittata over a year ago for the first time, and I’m hooked. Frittatas are mind-numbingly simple. While hosting our dinner guest a few weeks ago, I whipped up this bad boy for breakfast. The saltiness of the prosciutto counteracted with the bitter kale quite obligingly. Then when you meld the cheesy eggs together with the obligingly delicious elements, it was almost as novel as turning pajamas into jeans!

Like I wish I thought of that neanderthall idea. Then, my neanderthall of a behind would be laughing to the bank. Even the model in that photo above knows it.

Cash. Money.

Now where were we, folks?

Oh that’s right. Frittatas. The Italian egg wonder.

Frittatas are similar to omelettes except you beat the eggs to create a little more air in the mixture for fluff factor. Frittatas are great for breakfast but they are even more fun when you’re having breakfast for dinner. When my dad was traveling back in the day, my mom always made us breakfast for dinner. As kids, we loved having pancakes at 6 pm. Who wouldn’t?

You should go make a frittata. Now. You should do so wearing your pajama jeans. Because frittatas are like pajama jeans. It’s perfectly acceptable to eat a frittata for breakfast or dinner, and it’s perfectly acceptable to wear your pajama jeans for breakfast or dinner.

Prosciutto, Mushroom and Kale Frittata

  • 4 oz mushrooms
  • 1 cup of chopped kale
  • 4-5 slices of prosciutto, sliced into thin strips
  • 7 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of half and half
  • 3/4 cup of mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped green onions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium skillet, saute mushrooms and kale until kale is wilted, about 7-9 minutes. Add prosciutto. Saute for another 3-4 minutes.

In a medium bowl, beat eggs. Add the half and half, cheese, green onions and cilantro. Beat until the mixture is a thick yellow consistency.

Add egg mixture to the hot skillet. Stir until the ingredients are nicely combined. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes.

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