Thursday, March 6, 2014

Ricotta Frittata w/ sausage and arugula

I recently returned from vacation with friends,,,,and while there my friend Brian made this recipe for everyone for breakfast,,,and it was a big hit!!,,,,This would be a great dish to make if you need to make breakfast or brunch for guests.....or why not make this for dinner!,,,,here is what he did,,,,Enjoy!!

1 pint cherry tomatoes
2 T olive oil
1 T balsamic vinegar
2 t fresh thyme or 1/4 t dry
salt and pepper
3 T butter
4 Italian sausage links (out of casing)
10 eggs
1 C shredded mozzarella
1/4 C grated parmesan cheese
2 C chopped baby arugula
1/4 C chopped parsley
salt and pepper
12 oz fresh ricotta
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In a saucepan add tomatoes olive oil vinegar and thyme...cook on medium heat until
tomatoes are soft and able to mash with fork,,,,,then simmer  and stir set aside,,,this will go atop the frittata
start browning sausage (squeezed out of casing) in frying pan until cooked,,,drain and set aside
place ricotta in a bowl and season with salt and pepper
set aside
add eggs to bowl and whisk until fluffy,,,add sausage, mozzarella and parmesan cheese,,,also
add arugula and parsley,,and the salt and pepper
add butter to a 10 inch nonstick skillet
add egg mixture...cook until eggs set on bottom and sides of pan
transfer pan to oven (if handle is plastic, wrap in foil)
Bake until eggs are cooked 20-25 minutes
once done loosen sides with rubber spatula
and flip frittata onto a platter
Top with ricotta mixture
and then the tomato mixture
Cut like a pie,,,serve and Enjoy!

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