I love a good brunch. It is one of those meals where it is perfectly acceptable to still eat breakfast after 12pm but also just as acceptable to have a glass of champaign (with OJ, of course) before noon. Brunch is also a great excuse to get together with girlfriends and sit for hours talking about life…while drinking Mimosas. There is just something about brunch on a Saturday that keeps me going during the week. Mostly because I rarely get to enjoy a full breakfast during the week, I’m either making a protein shake and drinking it on the way into work, or I’m sitting at my desk with a bowl of oatmeal. Don’t get me wrong, those two breakfast items are staples to my weekday routine, but it’s that monotony which makes thinking about a weekend brunch THAT much more enjoyable.
Although getting to see friends and gossip first thing on Saturday morning is pretty high up on my list; staying in and making brunch at home is at the top of my list. It’s more cost-effective, less crowded, I can make what I want and all while in my pajamas (I feel like I talk a lot about being in pajamas, I swear do actually get dressed in normal clothes). Anyway, my go-to dish is a Frittata. It is an Italian dish very similar to an omelet or a crust-less quiche. It is quite frankly is almost foolproof to make, can be whipped up in 20 minutes and makes enough to feed a crowd.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to an oven proof* nonstick pan, over medium-low heat add potatoes and cook for 10 minutes or until slightly soft.
- After 5 minutes of cooking, add diced vegetables into the pan with the potatoes, season with salt and pepper and saute for the last 5 minutes.
- While the potatoes and vegetables cook, in a medium bowl, whip the eggs until lightly combined.
- Once the eggs have been beaten, mix in cheese.
- Pour the egg and cheese mixture into the pan with vegetables and potatoes.
- Let mixture cook on the stovetop for 1 minute.
- Place pan into the preheated oven and cook for 10-12 minutes. The eggs should be firm.
- Let cool before cutting into even sections.
- Cut up some fresh fruit, pop the champs and brunch is ready!