Blue Corn and Pepper Frittata

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Title: Blue Corn and Pepper Frittata
Yield: 4 Servings
Categories: Eggs


3 tb Olive oil
1 Onion; (medium size) chopped
1 Green pepper; (large) seeded
-and chopped
1 Red pepper; (large) seeded
-and chopped
1 Jalapeno pepper; (fresh)
-seeded and minced
6 Eggs
1/2 ts Salt
Good dash cayenne pepper
1/4 c Blue cornmeal
8 oz Cheddar; or Monterrey Jack
-cheese, shredded

1. In a heavy cast-iron skillet or heavy shallow range-to-oven casserole
heat the

olive oil over low to moderate heat. Tilt the pan and swirl the oil so that
it lightly films the sides of the pan.

2. Add the onion and the chopped and minced peppers and cook slowly,
stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are soft and the onion is
lightly browned.

3. In a medium bowl whisk the eggs with the salt and the cayenne until they
are just

frothy. Whisk in the cornmeal, 1 Tb. at a time, until it is smoothly

and there are no lumps. Preheat the oven to 350F.

4. Pour the egg mixture over the vegetables in the skillet. Sprinkle the
grated cheese evenly over the top.

5. Place the skillet or casserole in the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes
until the

omelet is set and the cheese is melted.

6. Let the frittata stand for a few minutes, then cut into wedges to serve.

"The frittata, an omelet that is either cooked in a skillet or baked in the
oven, is

the way eggs are often prepared in Mediterranean cooking. A variety of

and/or cheeses are frequently added to the basic egg mixture; Italians
favor artichokes, mushrooms, and spinach, while the Spanish lean toward
tomatoes and potatoes. In this frittata both sweet and hot peppers add
zing, while blue cornmeal

provides subtle, earthy flavor. It is a nice dish for brunch or a light
lunch, served with a tomato and avocado salad."

Typos by Brenda Adams posted mc-recipe 11/11/96
Recipe By : Elisabeth Rozin, Blue Corn and Chocolate Cookbook

Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #293

Date: Mon, 11 Nov 1996 01:45:08 -0800

From: Brenda Adams