Spicy Chorizo and Tomato Frittata with Pepper Jack Cheese

Eggs for supper to the rescue! Frittata can easily be made ahead of time and is a great potluck dinner choice.
  • Prep time 30 mins
  • Cook time 30 mins
  • Yields 4
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  • Recipe Submitted By BC Egg
  • Recipe Attribution Chef Lynn Crawford

Ingredients

  • 8 eggs
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) 35% cream
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow pepper, finally diced
  • 2 chorizo sausage, casings removed
  • 1 cup (250 mL) cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) pepper jack cheese, grated
  • 1/8 cup 930 mL) parsley leaves
  • 1/8 cup (30 mL) cilantro leaves

Equipment

  • measuring cups and spoons
  • cutting board and knife
  • cheese grater
  • large bowl
  • whisk
  • large ovenproof skillet
  • wooden spoon

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375° F (190° C).
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs and cream together and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat the oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic, onion, peppers and chorizo. Cook for 4-5 minutes until the onion and peppers are soft and the chorizo is completely cooked through.
  4. Add the eggs and tomatoes and stir together.
  5. Sprinkle the cheese on top and place in the oven Bake for 12–15 minutes until egg has set and cheese has melted. Top with parsley and cilantro leaves.

“Preparing this delicious frittata during the holidays has become a Crawford Family tradition. It’s a perfect dish for brunch, lunch, dinner or even a late night treat on cold snowy nights. Frittata can easily be made ahead of time, saving yourself from spending the whole night in the kitchen. It also makes for a great potluck dinner recipe since it feeds a crowd and is easily transportable.” —Chef Lynn Crawford.

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