Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Garden Fresh Tomato and Bacon Frittata {Using T-fal's Non-stick Skillet}



If you have read my blog over the last few weeks, you know that I have been growing my own tomatoes. It has been a bit of an up and down struggle, but I have loved growing my own food. I couldn't wait to have some bigger tomatoes ripen so I could use them in a nice dish. That finally happened this week!

Kevin is usually the one that is in charge of making breakfast on the weekends. I am just not a big breakfast person. Well, that is probably because I am not a morning person. I really don't usually even think about food until about 11 AM. I know that is bad, but I get up, grab my coffee, and head for the computer to get my day going. After, emails, Facebook, Twitter, blogging, etc. I finally pull my nose out of the computer long enough to register my tummy rumbling. Even then I am so boring. I want quick and easy, so most days my breakfast consists of an egg white omelet with fat free cheddar cheese and salsa. Like I said, borrrrrrring. 

This past Sunday things changed though. Kevin turned and asked me what I was making for breakfast. Do what? I must have looked like a deer in the headlights. He reminded me that he always makes breakfast. At first I did feel a little pang of guilt, but then my brain kicked in. HEY wait a minute there Mr! I make dinner all of the time. Which, if am counting correctly is at least 5 nights week vs 2 morning of breakfast a week! He laughed and told me he was just testing me to see if I would do it. Oh, OK, now I am going to look like a shmuck if I don't do it right? Fine, I got this!!

What I did't tell him about why I gave in so quickly and was actually excited to cook breakfast was, that I knew I finally had enough bigger tomatoes to make a dish with. I was chomping at the bit and knew exactly what I wanted to make!

I have been loving my new 12 piece T-fal cookware set that I received from CookingPlanit to promote the huge giveaway going on with 50 bloggers this month. I already posted my Pork Chops with Red Pepper Sauce that I used the non-stick skillet and stainless steel sauce pot in. Now I wanted to tackle something that has had me nervous to try, a frittata. None of my previous cookware would have worked for this recipe. I had no pans that could go from stove top to oven. Now that I had one it was game on!


Look at those little beauties from my garden! I couldn't wait to get started.


I chopped up my 6 pieces of nice thick bacon and cooked it until it rendered it fat and was slightly crispy.


Removed all but a tablespoon of the fat from the skillet and threw in my onions to saute for a bit.



Once the onions we nice and translucent, I tossed 2/3rds of the cooked bacon back in the pan and gently poured my beaten eggs into the pan.


I arranged my beautiful sliced yellow and red tomatoes and topped it with the remaining cooked bacon. After it cooked on the stove top for about 15 minutes, and then in the oven. I pulled it out, ran my rubber spatula around the rim, slid it right out, and BAM frittata gorgeousness!!


The icing on the cake was that I could have wiped the skillet out with a paper towel. There was absolutely nothing stuck to it!



Garden Fresh Tomato and Bacon Frittata


1 tablespoon olive oil
6 slices thick cut bacon, chopped
1 small onion, finely diced
2 to 3 medium tomatoes,  thinly sliced crosswise
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
8 large eggs
1/4 cup milk
1 cup shredded cheddar/jack cheese 


Preheat oven to 425 degrees. 

In a 10-inch nonstick skillet, over medium-high heat, cook the chopped bacon until the fat renders and it is slightly crispy. Remove the bacon from the pan with a slotted spoon and place it on a paper towel to drain. Remove all but 1 tablespoon bacon fat from the pan, reduce the heat to medium, and add the onion, cook until tender but not browned, 8 to 10 minutes. 

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, beat the eggs with the milk, cheese, salt, and pepper. 

Return 2/3rds of the cooked bacon to the skillet and carefully pour the egg mixture into the pan. Top with sliced tomatoes and remaining bacon. 

Reduce the heat to medium-low, and cook until sides are set yet still slightly runny on top, 15 minutes. Place in oven, and cook until the center is cooked through when tested with a wooden skewer, and the tomatoes are browned, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven; gently slide a heatproof spatula around the edges and underneath to loosen from skillet. Serve immediately.

Serves 4

ENJOY!!



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46 comments:

  1. this looks super yummy!!!! We alwas use tefal U can't beat them,great post!!

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    1. Thanks Sarah! I had never used T-fal before but you can bet I will always from now on!

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  2. That looks great and I too grew my own tomatoes. I am going to surprise my Hubs with this... maybe for his breakfast or lunch tomorrow. I will have to cut the recipe in half though.

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    1. I was going to do that since I have a smaller skillet as well but went for big to show it on the blog. I hope you (and hubs) enjoy it!!

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  3. This looks delicious - I may have to give this a try soon I'm an awful cook but my other half will be working days for the first time and it would be nice to have some for him to eat when he gets home :) x

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    1. Thanks so much Sarah. This really was super easy. I just needed a pan to cook it in. I hope you like it!!

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  4. That looks great! Your tomatoes are beautiful too. I've tried growing tomatoes but they keep going from green to black.

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    1. :( I wonder why? This is just my second time growing them and this year was better than the last but I still made mistakes so I am looking forward to next year!!

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  5. Yummy...can i get a bite :P I think it is difficult to make..at-least for me but still i will try :)

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    1. Sure I always share :) I think you would be surprised with how easy this really is if you have the right pan.

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  6. That looks great! I have honestly NEVER once used a "non-stick" pan and it worked as it was supposed to lol

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  7. That looks delicious! I love frittatas they are such a nice change for a meal. I am glad you shared the recipe because I will be making this soon.

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    1. Awesome! I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!!

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  8. That looks super delicious! Love the photos, makes me want to have a bite so I'm glad you listed the recipe. Will have hubby make this up for me this weekend. :)

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    1. Thanks! I think you will really like it :)

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  9. Looks really delicious and something that I would love to make when we have company for the weekend. Your photos are great too!

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  10. Oh my, why did I see this an hour before dinner! That looks amazing and I am going to make something like this on the weekend! Garden tomatoes are the best, arent they?!

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    1. I am so in love with them!! I especially love the yellow ones.

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  11. Wow Bobbi, your Frittata looks absolutely perfect! And with bacon you simply can't go wrong :)

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    1. Thanks! I knew I had to have bacon in it LOL

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  12. Woah , home grown vegs are Da best . I am loving this recipe .
    Noor @ Noor's Place

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  13. This sounds great and I love that nothing stuck to it!

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  14. This looks delicious and the possibilities are endless with regards to the ingredients that can be included in this dish.

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    1. Exactly! Now that I am not afraid to do it, I can't wait to try different combos!!

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  15. My husband and I are exactly the same why! Me, not a morning person. He, a great breakfast cook, so why would I bother? This meal looks so good. With some feta and a salad it'd even be good for dinner.

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    1. Oh yes definitely it would be a fabulous dinner!

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  16. Oh my gosh - my mouth is watering looking at the pictures! I am definitely going to be making this sometime soon! It would be great for breakfast or with a salad for dinner! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Courtney! I am so glad you like it. Yes it would be great for a dinner as well.

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  17. I have tomatoes in our garden and they're big, will be perfect for this recipe! Nice pan you got there, making the cooking easy peasy.

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  18. I remember seeing this when I pinned it! I thought it looked super delicious.

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    1. Thanks Melanie! I think this will be a weekend go to meal for quite some time.

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  19. Mmmmm, I love frittatas and omelette-type dishes! Perfect for brunch or a nice Sunday supper xxx

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  20. Yum! This looks delicious. Need to make this for my hubby this weekend.

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    1. Oh I hope you do! We are having another one this weekend too. I love the fact that you can so so many different things with them.

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  21. That looks fantastic! Next summer when the homegrown tomatoes are ripe, I'm making it. I may make it before, even with less-delicious tomatoes. Right now my slow cooker is cooking your Balsamic Pot Roast with Red Wine Gravy (I may have the name wrong -- don't want to go back and check and lose this comment!), and the aroma is beginning to fill the house. OMG. Just discovered your blog -- great-looking recipes!

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    1. I am so glad that you found me too!! I know you will love the frittata and sure hope you enjoyed the roast!!

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