Lutong Bahay: Potato, Bacon & Bell Pepper Frittata

Saturday, December 01, 2012
Lutong Bahay is a short tag on the title which I use to feature home-cooked food, either in our own home or at a friend's house, either my own cooking or not.

While I'm not really talented or even skilled when it comes to cooking, I can proudly say that I try. So a month ago, when my friends from The Foodies Circle and I went to have an overnight and cook-out session at Tagaytay, I gladly accepted the challenge. No, it's not the cooking part which was the challenge, but the part where I'll have to serve my food to my foodie friends. (Only my family and the beau usually get to taste my cooking.)
Sumi's Potato Bacon Bell Pepper Frittata

At first, I wasn't sure of what dishes to cook. But eventually, I came up with my line-up of dishes which included my take on Chef John's (foodwishes) frittata recipe. Basically, a frittata is an Italian egg-based dish which is most commonly described as an open-faced omelette. Personally though, I find it more similar to quiche, just without the pastry crust. And while traditionally, frittatas are cooked by flipping the omelette to finish cooking the other side, I decided to make a no-flip frittata 'cause I was scared of ruining it.

Potato Bacon Bell Pepper Frittata

Ingredients:
  • 1 tbsp. of olive oil
  • 10 pieces of large eggs
  • 2 cups of cubed, cooked potatoes
  • 6 strips of bacon (cut into 1-inch pieces)
  • 2 cups of sliced bell peppers (green, red or both)
  • 1/2 cup of sliced yellow onions
  • Salt and pepper
  • As much Parmesan cheese as you want
Procedure:
  1. In a bowl, whisk together the eggs and about a tbsp. or more of the Parmesan cheese. Add a dash of salt and pepper, and set aside.
  2. In a skillet, heat the olive oil and cook the onions, bacon and bell peppers. When the veggies are cooked and the bacon pieces are in your desired doneness, turn off the heat and wipe off the excess oil from the pan.
  3. Turn on the heat and add the potatoes until they're heated through.
  4. Pour in the egg mixture and cook as if you're making scrambled eggs -- pull in the set eggs from the side of the pan and fold it over. Let it cook until it becomes a very soft scrambled egg.
  5. Turn off the heat and add as much Parmesan cheese as you like. Pop it under the broiler on high (or bake it at 400/500 degrees) until the top becomes golden brown and the eggs set. When done, cut and serve.
I know my Potato, Bacon & Bell Pepper Frittata doesn't have a beautiful golden brown top, but that's because the oven we were using was very problematic. I just had to take it out of the oven as I prefer to have a non-golden brown top than risk burning the bottom of the frittata. In the end though, it tasted quite good and that's what ultimately matters.

Anyway, I still haven't tried making another frittata after this one. Maybe next time I'll try making a ham, bacon and spinach frittata, and maybe add milk in the egg mixture.

25 comments:

  1. Perfect for the morning. Can I have a bite dear? I've been meaning to make a fritata but daughter is allergic to egg and chicken. Sad*

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    1. Aww.. That's sad nga. Di bale, hash browns are perfect for breakfast din naman :)

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  2. looks so yummy! i think i would love that fritata and my kids too. :D

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    1. Thanks sis Istin! :) Try it out sometime, this is a nice breakfast dish for kids and adults alike especially since you can put in anything you want ;)

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  3. Looks sumptuous! Sumi, you can cook! :) And what you have cooked is perfect for a cold weather in Tagaytay.

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    1. Nah, I still have a long way to go before I can become confident in my cooking. Thanks for the compliment though :)

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  4. This is so yummy! Haha kaya nga naubos in on seating. =) I feel so lucky to have the honor of tasting your cooking. =D

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  5. Frittata is good food .I make mine but too and kids love it. Good to know that you are cooking. Home cooking is much better than the restaurants, for a lot of reason.

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  6. Wow! You should add cooking to your repertoire. :D

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  7. I guess I should include home cooking to my blog too. :P


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  8. Iba talaga ang sarap na hatid ng Lutong Bahay.

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  9. that looks good... i really need to get started cooking myself to experience "lutong bahay"

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  10. Very inviting yung photo na yun. This is perfect for my breakfast :)

    Rochelle

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  11. Nice! It looks good Sumi. I bet it tastes even better. Can't wait to try making this for my family this Christmas. I hope I give justice to your recipe.

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  12. Perfect for breakfast, kakasawa na din kasi yung omelet. XD Wanna try that Potato, Bacon & Bell Pepper Frittata.. :)) My potato pa. yeepee!!

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  13. Mukhang masarap ang niluto mo. Susubukan ko din gawin sa kitchen namin =)

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  14. Swerte naman ng Foodie Circle:) I love to cook too. Will definitely try this!

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  15. Nice recipe. I'm gonna have to try this for my breakfast baon for work. :D

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  16. A great dish to start of the day's work! Yummy indeed ♥ Will try this soon.

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  17. my kids favorite dish that i can cook express is ground beef omelette, i grate cheese on top which makes it more exciting to eat.

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  18. any vegetable and protein goes well in making a Fritata

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  19. your blog is my one stop recipe guide,my kids gonna love this too

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