Thursday, December 24, 2009

A Merry Little Frittata


I’m not sure how it happened, but it appears that Christmas is…tomorrow! I hope y’all have all been good because I think Santa is likely already making his rounds and it’s a little too late to repent.

I know my Christmas morning routine perfectly. Either my son or daughter will wake my husband and me up at 6:30 a.m. That’s the earliest we’ll allow ourselves to be awakened! My husband will go downstairs to start the coffee and I’ll get the camera ready while the kids dance around; ready to rush down the stairs.

It’ll rapidly look like a nuclear bomb has hit our den.

After a while, we’ll all suddenly realize we’re starving. And this is what we’ll be sinking our teeth into: a frittata with an avocado pinwheel on the top. The green makes a nice, holiday look, doesn’t it?

A Merry Little Frittata

fritatta for e #2 (3)

  • 1 medium sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 5 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (or part skim)
  • 1 avocado (I used 1 Chilean Hass) peeled, pitted, and sliced
  • 4 slices crumbled, cooked bacon
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar
  • 1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  1. Sauté the onion and garlic in butter for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in tomatoes, then set aside. In a large bowl, combine other ingredients. Stir in tomatoes and onion.
  2. Put sliced avocados in a pinwheel design at the bottom of the greased pie pan.
  3. Pour mixture into an greased 9-in. pie pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 25-30 minutes . Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting.
  4. Flip the frittata onto a separate plate. The avocado pinwheel will make it festive!

    Pretty is as Pretty Dies –Elizabeth Spann Craig
    Delicious and Suspicious (May 2010)—Riley Adams

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  1. My Christmas morning breakfast is always Latkas.

    This is a wonderful recipe. I like the pinwheel on top... presentation is everything in a nuclear bomb!!!

    Merry Christmas to all

  2. Christmas breakfast here is usually gingerbread and oranges because I save all my cooking energy for later in the day. But since I'm not hosting after all, we'll do a big breakfast buffet after presents. Christmas is such a great day, isn't it? So much fun. And such great food. This frittata looks fabulous!


  3. Echoing Julie - fabulous frittata. Smiling at the nuclear bomb description. It just isn't Christmas morning without a tornado of paper, ribbons, and plastic packaging peanuts. (A Year on the Grill - ROTFL on the importance of presentation at Def Con 5.) We are doing the famous Italian seven fishes of Christmas Eve tonight. May God bless you and your family. May He bless all of the children of the world. Peace and love to all and...

    Merry Christmas!

  4. I'm bracing to go nuclear as well! LOL.
    I love the avocado pinwheel! Very
    festive. Have a wonderful holiday,

  5. Sounds so yummy. This might be our New Years brunch!!

  6. The frittata sounds wonderful. Thanks for a great idea.

  7. A Year on the Grill--Latkes...mmm. And you're so right--looks are everything when you're going nuclear!

    Julie--There's *definitely* something to be said for gingerbread and oranges! How yummy!

    Cleo-- Ohhh...Italian seven fishes? That sounds like a tradition I need to horn in on! Have a very Merry Christmas, Cleo.

    Jenn--Ha! Yours are even younger than mine, so you probably WILL go nuclear!

    Avery--Hope you'll enjoy it!

    Patricia--Merry Christmas!

  8. Happy Holidays to everyone at Mystery Lovers' Kitchen!

    My kids started tracking Santa on the Norad radar before noon :) I'm sure we'll be getting an early wake up call tomorrow too!

  9. I love frittata. Have never tried one with avocado, though.

    Here it's ham tonight and a Christmas goose tomorrow!

    Merry Christmas to all, and to all a wonderful night!


  10. Recipe sounds great. Hope all the ladies at Mystery Lovers' Kitchen have a safe and Merry Christmas.

  11. Janel--To you, too!

    My daughter tracked Santa before she went to bed. He was still in the UK. :)

    Krista--Your menu sounds wonderful! Have a great evening and Merry Christmas!

    Mason--You too! Have a merry one! :)

  12. This sounds wonderful! It'd be Christmas breakfast here for sure, but we've had a freak snow storm hit here in Texas (it was 78 degrees yesterday) and my kitchen is missing a few of these ingredients (unless I could drain canned tomatoes and skip the avocado?)

    Merry Christmas to all here and thanks always for the yummy recipes! (and the yummier books LOL)