Super Simple Skillet Breakfast

Potato Frittata with Goat Cheese

This hearty, delightful breakfast dish is so simple when cooked in the iron skillet.  I tell you what, this iron skillet is killer! So far, every dish I’ve used it for has come out cooked to perfection.  What’s great about using an iron skillet is that you can transfer it safely from oven to stove or vice versa without ruining the coating.  That’s what it’s for! So, don’t be shy…give it a try.

Ingredients

2 Medium Potatoes

1 Small white onion

3 Cloves garlic

Salt to taste

Pepper to taste

4 whole eggs

2 oz Half and half

3 oz Goat cheese

What You’ll Need

Iron skillet

Pot holder

Trivet

Medium Bowl

How To

Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees F.

Cut your potato however you like it.  Keep in mind, the bigger the pieces the longer you’ll have to cook them.  I like small cubes that are about 1/4 inch.  Some people shred the potato, which is good, but a little mushy in my opinion.  You can take the skin off with a peeler or leave them on.  If you opt to leave the skins on, be sure you scrub them before you slice them.

sliced potatoes

Begin to heat your iron skillet on the stove over medium heat.  Once your oil is hot, drop in your potatoes and toss them around a bit.  Resist the urge to cover the pan or season the potatoes at this point.  You need to wait until they are cooked fully before you salt them, otherwise the potatoes will not become as crisp as you will want them.  Allow the potatoes to cook until they are crispy and golden brown – this may take about 20 minutes.  If they start to get too brown, turn up your heat a little.

brown the potatoes

Chop your onion  and mince your garlic while the potato is cooking.

sliced onions

Toss the onion and garlic into the skillet with the potatoes and sauté until they are brown (another 8 minutes).

toss in the onions and garlic

While these items are cooking, crack your 4 eggs into a medium bowl and whisk until yolk and white are combined.  Pour in your half and half and whisk until that has combined in as well.  Season your potatoes and onions with salt and pepper then take the skillet off of the heat. Dump the egg mix over top of the potatoes and place the whole thing in the oven.

in the oven

Allow this to cook until the eggs are done, about 5 minutes, then top with goat cheese.  Use a spoon to scoop the goat cheese on top of the eggs and potatoes.  Cook an additional 2-4 minutes so that the cheese can soften.   cheesy goodness

Take the skillet out of the oven and place it on a trivet to keep your counter safe.  Slice into 4 even pieces.  Eat and enjoy!

3 Comments
  • Jeff Frank
    March 4, 2014

    I cooked this tonight, with one addition. I had a bunch of pulled pork left over from last night and put it on top (before adding the egg mix). I have to say it was delicious! I had to bake it for longer than called for, in fact after baking for about 10 minutes I finally turned on the broiler because it was still a little bit liquid in the middle, but this was probably because the pork was cold (I should have nuked it first).

    • Piper Bombshell
      March 7, 2014

      I’m so glad you gave one of my recipes a try!! Adding pork is a great idea. The cold pork could definitely contribute to a longer cooking time, as could your oven…Good to know that extra ingredients may require extra cooking! Thanks Jeff!!

    • Piper Bombshell
      March 7, 2014

      Also, if you have a picture, post it to the FB page if you want to! I’d like to see how it turned out.

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