This is such a beautiful Christmas morning dish!! You have everything you could want for a great breakfast....all in one amazing slice. Potatoes, bacon, onions, eggs and of course....cheese!! Actually a couple kinds of cheese. But the more cheese,,,the better!! Right??? And the best part is that it is not so filling because you must save room for those delicious Cinnamon Rolls!!! Keep an eye out for that amazing recipe. It's not Christmas morning without a Cinnamon Roll....or a Biscotti....or a Panettone!! Oh boy!!!! Anyway, you can put this together...... throw it in the oven.....open lots of presents...and by the time your are done it's time to eat!!
POTATO BACON & ONION FRITATTA
6 SLICES OF BACON 2 POTATOES CUBED 1 MEDIUM ONION SLICED THIN 1 TBLSP FRESH SAGE CHOPPED 1 TBLSP FRESH ROSEMARY CHOPPED 8 EGGS 1 CUP MILK 1 CUP RICOTTA CHEESE 1/4 GRATED PECORINO ROMANO CHEESE 1/2 CUP SHREDDED FONTINA CHEESE 1/2 CUP SHREDDED GRUYERE CHEESE 4 TBLSP BUTTER SALT & PEPPER
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
This makes a very large Fritatta, so I use a large 12 in saute pan for this one. If you do not want one as big just cut it all in half and use a smaller pan, maybe an 8 in.
So in the saute pan, begin by frying up your bacon..... Cook completely and then remove the bacon leaving the drippings in the pan. We will fry our potatoes and onions right in here to carry that bacon flavor through out the dish.
Cut your potatoes into slices.....as well as your onion!! I used red because it was all I had in the house at the time, but you can use any type.....Add the butter into the pan. Get them all into the pan and fry until the potatoes are a golden brown and fork tender....
Just before they are completely done....add in your chopped sage and rosemary. Then add back in the bacon which you have chopped also. Lastly, season all with salt & pepper to taste.
If you think this looks amazing....you should smell my kitchen right now. So while this is resting for a minute....let's mix up the egg mixture.
In a bowl, whisk the eggs. Then add the ricotta, grated pecorino romano cheeses and milk. Whisk again until all combined.
Next, add the grated gruyere and fontina cheeses......
Mix well and pour evenly over the potato mixture right in the saute pan......
Using your spatula, gently work the egg completely into the potatoes by pushing it around softly.....
That's it!!!! Put the whole pan into the oven and let it bake about 35 minutes or until the egg is completely cooked through. Just like a cake it should pass the toothpick test. If you like your eggs a little over cooked just keep an eye on it.
Now for the hard part....and thank god it's Christmas morning and you should have lots of help. You will need an extra pair of hands to flip this one if you have made yours as big as I made mine!!! But just put a plate on top of it and flip it over....just be sure to wait until the pan has cooled....it's much easier when you can hold the handle and pot without getting burned. Just ask my husband....ooopppss!!!
Oh boy....it that gorgeous or what??? I decorated mine with some sprigs of rosemary to dress it up for my Christmas breakfast table. But seriously it is so much easier than making eggs, bacon and potatoes all separately. And don't forget you can change the bacon to sausage or ham....the potatoes to any other veggie...make it your own!! All you need now is some toast or an english muffin....and then....cinnamon rolls!!! Some egg nog, biscotti, maybe a mimosa.....ok I could go on and on!!!! Let's eat!!!! ENJOY!!!! ALL GOOD STUFF!!!!