Give your Leftovers a Frittata Facelift

Waste not, want not. A little creativity can bring exciting new life to leftovers as frittatas.

Frittatas can offer an elegant, yet rustic way to transform most leftovers into a dynamic, delicious and trendy dish.

Frittatas are an egg-based Italian dish similar to an omelette or a crustless quiche, baked with additional ingredients such as cheese, vegetables, cooked meats and herbs. The frittata is an extremely versatile way to reinvent leftovers by simply whipping eggs together with cream, adding small morsels of proteins, shredded cheese (crumbled cheese will work fine), vegetables, pasta, rice and fresh herbs… the combinations are endless! Simply Transfer your frittata mix into a small single serve skillet and bake at 350 until set, about 15 minutes.

Keep in mind that Frittatas are great for any setting, a basic bacon and cheese for breakfast, coned beef trim with sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and finished with rye bread crumbs as a bar bite, duck with fontina and truffle oil for your tapas menu or shellfish and potato Gnocchi garnished with creme fraiche and caviar a great fit for any fine dinning menu.

Fun with frittatas:

  • Simply breakfast style
  • Add charcuterie ends and grain mustard as a charcuterie style option
  • Serve lobster roll style by topping a lobster frittata with shredded lettuce, aioli and buttered hot dog roll croutons
  • Bake with smoked salmon tail pieces, garnish with pickled onion, cornichons and serve with a bagel as a spin on smoked salmon plate
  • Use prime rib trim, blue cheese, herbs and serve with French fries

May your life and stomach always be full,
Chef Tim

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