Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Ham and Cheese Frittata (or what to do with leftover ham)

Okay, it's not really a frittata, but it's the closest thing I can find to what this is. It's based on this recipe from Alton Brown and has been a favorite of ours for years. It is definitely my favorite way to use up leftover ham (or chicken).

Start with a gorgeous mound of freshly shredded cheddar cheese.

Cube your leftover ham and put it in the bottom of your pie plate.

Sprinkle the ham with cheese. I used about a cup.

In a bowl, combine the cream, eggs, and seasonings.

Pour over the ham and cheese. *Warning* The custard mixture will not entirely cover the filling. It's okay. Once they cook, the eggs will expand.


And there it is. The finished dinner delight!

Ham and Cheese Frittata Stuff

1 cup heavy cream or half-and-half *
2 eggs
Salt, pepper, and nutmeg to taste
Filling (you can use any combination of meat and cheese that sounds good to you) I have done bacon and cheddar, ham and cheddar, ham and swiss, chicken and mozzarella, tons of different ones.
Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes.

*I have used cream, half and half, and regular milk (and combinations of these) with favorable results.

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