1 hr 25 mins
What a fantastic way to have carnitas any time of the day or night! If you do not care for cilantro, you may use chopped parsley in it's place. This is great for large groups of friends or small get-togethers. Here's a tip: I buy Pork Butt Roasts, bone-in. All you have to do is remove the bone. You just take a sharp knife and grab ahold of the bone, take your knife and just run it around the bone. It's so easy, I know you can do it. Those pork butt roasts, sometimes called Boston Butt Roasts, are really inexpensive. Much cheaper than pork chops. You are paying for the bone, but it's so easy to take out. And, it's a very flavorful piece of meat. That's all I use for my Mexican food recipes.
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- 1 1/2 cups pork, sliced thin into 1 by 1/2 inch strips (leftovers works great)
- 4 tablespoons onions, chopped and divided
- 1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic or 2 fresh garlic cloves, minced
- 3 tablespoons butter, divided
- 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
- 12 large eggs
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup cilantro leaf, chopped
- 1/3 cup fresh tomato, seeded and chopped
- 1Saute pork, 3 tablespoons onions and garlic in 2 tablespoons butter in small skillet over low heat.
- 2Saute till onion is soft, about3 to 4 minutes. Add lime juice and remove from heat and set aside.
- 3Melt remaining 1 tablespoons butter in large nonstick, oven-proof skillet over medium heat. While butter is melting, whisk eggs, water, salt together in large bowl till light and fluffy. When butter is bubbly, pour 1/2 of egg mixture into skillet. Cover and cook till eggs are set on bottom (they may still be runny on top).
- 4Sprinkle pork mixture evenly over eggs. Carefully pour remaining eggs over pork, cover and place in preheated 350°F oven for about 12 to 16 minutes, or until eggs are set. Remove from oven. Sprinkle with cheese and return to oven till cheese is melted, approximately 7 to 10 minutes.
- 5Remove from oven and sprinkle with cilantro leaves, tomato and remaining 1 tablespoons onion. Let set 5 minutes before cutting.
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Nutritional Facts for Pork Carnitas Frittata
Serving Size: 1 (167 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 241.7
- Calories from Fat 169
- Total Fat 18.8 g
- Saturated Fat 8.7 g
- Cholesterol 448.1 mg
- Sodium 822.4 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 2.2 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
- Sugars 1.4 g
- Protein 15.1 g
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