Yet another way to make use of those big blue crabs we are catching. 1 crab gave us 1 cup of beautiful meat for this.I can't do what I suggest in the last step as I don't have a griller (broiler) so I finished it with the lid on for a couple of minutes to set the top. That worked fine and would be good for camping. Just cook the onion and potato slower and longer if you can't access a microwave.
- 5 eggs
- 1⁄3 cup cream
- 1⁄2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
- 5 drops Tabasco sauce (or to taste)
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 3 tablespoons grated sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 large potato, cut into tiny dice
- 1 small onion, diced
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1⁄4 cup diced red capsicum (bell pepper)
- 1 cup crabmeat, fresh frozen, canned
- Mix the eggs, cream, lemon rind, tabasco, salt and pepper together. Set aside.
- Microwave onion and potato about 3 minutes (to speed up cooking).
- Heat oil in frying pan over medium heat and brown potato and onion and cook them through.
- Add the capsicum and cook a few minutes more.
- Pour over the egg mix and scatter the crab across the top.
- Cook gently for about 5 minutes or until almost set through, then place under a griller (broiler) to brown the top. Serve at once.
DH and I made this frittata for brunch today. We enjoyed it and thought it to be a nice alternative to the traditional frittata that we are used to making (mostly herb and mushroom). We both thought it needed a little extra flavor, so we served with DH's homemade habanero sauce on top, which did the trick nicely. The recipe doesn't specify, so DH put the cheese on top of the frittata just before baking in the oven. All in all, this was a nice dish and could easily serve 3 people. Thanks!
Great recipe but if increasing the quantity this cooking method doesn't work well. I did 10 eggs for 4-6 servings and followed the recipe, and the quantity was such that the frittata had to be finished in the oven, and the bottom was burned. I would bake in a 350 oven for the entire cook and use the broiler to brown the top if needed. We cut the bottom bit off and everyone loved it!
This is a delicious light and fluffy frittata! I had some leftover shrimp so chopped that up and used it instead of the crab, and used some leftover oven-roasted potatoes so I didn't have to microwave them first. Easy, filling, delicious - thanks for sharing the recipe!