Terrasa (tenu) wrote in bonvivants,

RECIPE: ENTRE: Frittata with Potato and Prosciutto

4 tablespoons olive oil
1 (7-ounce) potato, peeled, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
1/2 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
6 large eggs
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
2 ounces sliced prosciutto, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
1 baguette, cut into 8 pieces
1/4 cup unsalted butter

Heat the oil in a heavy 9 1/2-inch-diameter skillet over medium heat. Add the potato, onion, and garlic. Season the potato mixture with salt and pepper, to taste. Saute over medium-low heat until the potato is golden and crisp on the outside, tender inside, about 7 to 10 minutes.

Preheat the broiler. Whisk the eggs, cream, Parmesan, prosciutto, and basil in a medium bowl to blend. Stir the egg mixture into the potato mixture in the skillet. Cook over medium-low heat until the egg mixture is almost set but the top is still loose, about 3 minutes. Place the skillet under the broiler. Broil until the top is set and golden brown, about 4 minutes. Using a rubber spatula, loosen the frittata from skillet and slide the frittata onto a cutting board. Cut the frittata into 12 wedges.

Split open each bread piece. Toast the bread on a grill pan until golden. You can also broil the bread cut side up until golden, about 1 to 2 minutes, keeping a careful watch on the bread since they can easily burn. Butter the cut sides of the toasted bread. Arrange a frittata wedge on each bottom piece of bread. Cover with the bread tops and serve.

This recipe was taken from Giada DeLaurentes, from the Food Network. We can't say enough about both how easy and how absolutely breathtakingly delicious it is! An absolute joy to eat. We added thin slices of mozerella (the fresh kind you get from the deli), and cold tomatoes on top and it really was wonderful. The only caveat here is that you must have a skillet that can be broiled (we actually bought one specifically for making fritatta's).
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