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A few weeks ago, I started to get worried that I wouldn’t finish my Cookbook Project by the end of the year. Here it is, already August. Just over 4 months until the end of the year. And I had no desire to cook. This Cookbook Project was the only goal I made for the year 2008, and I’m going to accomplish it, no matter what it takes! Luckily, my desire to cook is slowly coming back. I actually cooked dinner 4 times last week, which is a record for me since becoming pregnant.

I’m glad to say that on the list, there are only 16 books left to blog from, and luckily, I have 5 of those completed, with the recipes waiting to be blogged about. That means as long as I don’t get any new cookbooks this year (which I hope isn’t the case!), I can easily accomplish this. I don’t even have to do one a week, although that is what I’m going to try for.

This recipe comes from a cookbook that somehow I forgot to add to the list, but I will be doing that today. I have been having a craving for potatoes lately, and I was happy to find this recipe while looking for something to make for dinner. I only made a couple of changes – the original recipe calls for cream and prociutto, but I used milk and bacon. I had some bacon in the fridge that I needed to use up, and it was a delicious change. I was a little afraid of using milk instead of cream, but I didn’t have any cream, and I don’t think the recipe suffered at all. And you can probably tell from the picture, but I left it under the broiler a little too long, but it was still a tasty dinner!!

Frittata with Potato and Bacon
adapted from Everyday Italian

2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 (15-ounce) potato, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
6 large eggs
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3 slices bacon, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons fresh basil

In a 9-1/2 inch diameter nonstick ovenproof skillet, cook the bacon. Remove to drain on a paper towel and wipe out the skillet. Heat the oil over a medium flame. Add the onion and sauté until translucent, about 4 minutes. Add the potato, garlic, salt and pepper, and sauté over medium-low heat until the potato is tender and golden, about 15 minutes.

Preheat the broiler. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, Parmesan cheese, bacon and basil to blend. Stir the egg mixture into the potato mixture in the skillet. Cover and cook over medium-low heat until the egg mixture is almost set, but the top is still runny, about 2 minutes. Place the skillet under the broiler and broil until the top is set and golden brown, about 4 minutes. Using a rubber spatula, loosen the frittata from the skillet and slide it onto a plate. Cut the frittata into wedges and serve.

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36 Responses to Frittata with Potato and Bacon

  1. kat says:

    Such a great cookbook & frittatas are so yummy. When my sister was pregnant with her twins potatoes was one of the things she craved the whole time.

  2. Krysta says:

    i hated cooking when i was pregnant! every smell use to trigger my morning -all day- sickness.

  3. Amanda at Little Foodies says:

    We’ve been away, still not back blogging but reading and boy you’ve been busy!!! Congratulations!! Hope you’re feeling well. x

  4. Kim says:

    I am always up for a frittata and yours looks wonderful! My daughter is pregnant having a hard time with morning sickness. Glad you are wanting to cook again.

  5. Patricia Scarpin says:

    Deb, that looks amazing – what a great photo!
    I love anything with eggs, so count me in for the delicious frittata!

  6. Erin says:

    This looks amazing! I love potatoes and bacon together, so I’m sure this is delicious. Glad you’re back in the kitchen!

  7. Sylvie says:

    That looks like a lovely frittata.

  8. Gabi says:

    Scrummy frittata Deborah! I’m sure alot of your energy is taken in baking up a babe.
    You manage to leave us all in the dust anyway 🙂
    Good luck on reaching your goal!!

  9. Sarah says:

    Hahah, you made me laugh, reading about your non-desire to cook desire. You wouldn’t be able to tell from your blog! This frittata looks and sounds so good, and I even already have the cookbook, which is exciting! Have you seen Giada’s pasta book? It’s another great one.

  10. Pam says:

    I love making frittatas, they are easy to make and taste delicious. I love that you added potatoes. Great recipe.

  11. Barbara Bakes says:

    This recipe sounds like it would make a great Sunday breakfast – thanks!

  12. Mary says:

    Um. I have rice and beans cooking on the stove now, but after seeing your post I want this frittata instead! It looks super yummy!

  13. kellypea says:

    I am in awe. I can’t even remember if I set a goal for myself. But you are so organized! I love your frittata — a perfect meal for just about any time. Welcome back to cooking — it’s smooth sailing from here. Well, relatively speaking… 😉

  14. Dragon says:

    I have that cookbook too! I didn’t try is one yet but you’ve inspired me.

  15. noble pig says:

    Nice one! But I’m a potato ho so what would you expect from me?

  16. Elle says:

    Oh, how good does that look?! I’m glad you’re feeling better and getting back into cooking, or feeling like doing it, anyway.

  17. Meeta says:

    frittata classic. i love bacon – together with potatoes and eggs it’s a dream!

  18. Emiline says:

    Mmm bacon and potatoes. I just ate fries with bacon and cheese on them, and they were quite sensational.
    This looks delicious!

  19. Grace says:

    keep the finish line in sight! 🙂
    this is everything breakfast should be, all in one dish–very nice. 🙂

  20. Mochachocolata Rita says:

    whoa, bacon, eggs and potatoes…my kinda grub! 🙂

  21. Maria says:

    Mmmm this fritata looks delish, reminds me of spanish tortilla which I adore!


  22. Patsyk says:

    I love that cookbook (don’t own it yet, just checked it out from the library!). I will have to make this recipe as my boys LOVE fritattas! Yours looks wonderful!

  23. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    That Frittata looks wonderful and must taste extremely good! I love the bacon/potato combo!



  24. Maria says:

    I love that cookbook! Your frittata looks wonderful! I am impressed you are still cooking and going strong!

  25. sliceofsueshe says:

    This loks good and easy. I love eggs, not sure why I haven’t tried a frittata yet. Plus this one has bacon! What’s not to like?

  26. Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer says:

    This looks so great – I have not made a frittata before and the time has come to make one now!!

  27. mimi says:

    i love frittatas but always find myself too lazy to make them myself! but yours looks absolutely delish, and i love the “too brown” top so don’t worry!

  28. veron says:

    delicious looking fritata…hello… it has bacon!

  29. Michele says:

    All the years that I’ve been cooking and I’ve never made a frittata. After seeing your potato and bacon one…I’m going to have to give it a try. Thanks so much for stopping by my site!

  30. Paula says:

    Not get any more cookbooks for the rest of the year?!! I respect your will power because, well, I have a *thing* about cookbooks. *sigh*

    This recipe is cookbook worthy! Love the combo of potato and bacon, and just the work frittata prompts me to do a happy dance! I think it looks perfectly done, and while I love prociutto, bacon, onions, and potatoes are made for each other. LOVE it!

  31. Jenny says:

    Yum Deborah, I love frittatas and yours looks great! I’m so wanting one tonight for a late night snack.

  32. Peabody says:

    It was good until I read only 3 slices of bacon…surely it needs more. 🙂

  33. Tom Aarons says:

    Love frittata, and yours looks so yummy. Hope the work on the book gets easier soon!

  34. hot garlic says:

    Yum! I love frittatas. Good luck with your project. I am amazed at all of the things you are accomplishing, most of which I DID not do when pregnant.

  35. Cakespy says:

    Oh what a perfect dish! This looks delicious…and glad you’re cooking again. This one looks like a great choice for dinner or even for brunch!

  36. Psychgrad says:

    Such devotion to completing your goal. Good job!

    I really like the looks of this frittata. I’m sure it would go over well in my place.

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