Papa's Italian Potato Frittata

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READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by lorrainesfav

Ready, Set, Cook! Special Edition Contest Entry: My Grandfather's yard in New York was his sanctuary. He grew big tomatoes we used to make fresh marinara sauce, fresh herbs and figs in the summer months....and my Mom's favorite yellow roses. Next to his garden, he built an enclosed porch with big windows he could open and close according to the season. He had a small stove in the back of his porch where he often cooked his favorite foods. He answered to no one in this private kitchen. I remember a huge tin of olive oil next to his stove always ready to prepare something delicious. One of Grandpa's best creations was an Italian Potato Frittata. Grandpa had a huge heavy skillet which produced a big enough frittata for our large family. My updated version is made in a 12 inch non-stick skillet and is easier to turn. The red pepper and herbs gives just the right sweetness to the Simply Potatoes with Onion and the topping of grated cheese is just perfect.

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  1. In a 12-inch non-stick skillet, heat half of the olive oil on medium-high heat. Add the whole bag of Simply Potatoes with Onion and the chopped red pepper. Turn every minute or so as the vegetables brown. Use more olive oil if necessary.
  2. When the potatoes are lightly browned and soft, add the green onions, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh basil, fresh parsley and salt and pepper to your taste. Give all the ingredients a few turns in the pan until all the ingredients are mixed inches.
  3. Slowly add the beaten eggs to the skillet contents. Use a fork to push the vegetables around so the egg incorporates evenly. Cook on medium low heat until the edges and middle of the frittata are cooked enough to hold together. Steam will escape from the middle when ready to turn.
  4. Take the skillet off the burner to the side and place a 12 inch dinner plate over the frittata. Invert onto the platter with 1 hand on the skillet handle and 1 hand on the top of the plate. The bottom will be the top so make sure it is browned just right.
  5. Push the skillet back onto the burner and add the remainder of the olive oil or more if you like. Slide the potato frittata back into the skillet, browned side up, and lightly brown the bottom. Shake the skillet a few times to get a nice edge on the frittata. Invert the finished frittata onto a clean dinner plate. Top with the grated Parmigiano cheese and more salt and pepper to your taste.
  6. Serve this potato cake at room temperature or cold from the refrigerator. This frittata makes a delicious sandwich topped with genoa salami and a fresh slice of tomato.

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