Potato and Bacon Frittata

"My Australian husband introduced me to this recipe. It is good for breakfast or for brunch."
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  • Heat half the olive oil in a non-stick frying pan.
  • Cook onion, bacon and garlic, stirring, until onion is soft.
  • Add potato and cook, stirring for about 10 minutes or until tender.
  • Transfer the potato mixture to a medium bowl, clean the frying pan.
  • Coat the inside of the pan with the remaining oil and return the potato mixture to the pan.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs and water with salt and pepper until well mixed; pour over potato mixture.
  • Cook the frittata over low heat, covered loosely with foil, for about 8 minutes or until the base is browned lightly.
  • Place frittata under a hot grill (broiler) until set and top is browned.
  • Half a cup of grated cheese can be added to the egg mixture or sprinkled on top before grilling, if desired.
  • Not suitable to freeze nor microwave.

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  1. A wonderful Frittata!!! I made this for breakfast and received rave reviews. The only thing I did different was pre-cook the potatoes the night before in order to save a bit of time. What a quick and easy breakfast or brunch!! Thank you Babyoil for sharing this great recipe and be sure to thank you husband also. I recommend this dish to everyone! :-)
  2. This was really tasty and filling. I would say it would easily serve more than four, probably more like six so next time I'll reduce it. I used potatoes that I had cooked earlier in the day and carmelized onions and pre-cooked bacon that I keep on hand in the freezer. This makes for very fast throw-togther meals like this one. Served with a garden salad on the side and enjoyed a nice dinner. Thanks for sharing your husband's recipe! We'll be doing this one again.
  3. This was so delicious! Made for breakfast this morning. It took quite a long time to cook the potatoes, so next time, might cook them ahead. But they did have a good taste. Really good recipe; will make again!
  4. Thank you so much for this recipe! I made it this morning, and took a fair sized slice and put a little ketchup on it and before I knew it I was back for a 2nd helping and a 3rd! My son finally took the rest and said "mine!". This is a keeper, thank you! Oh, I did one thing different that sort of made things go easier for me. (I don't have a skillet that will go in the oven.)I cooked until the potato's and bacon were nice and brown. Then, after I added the eggs I left the heat on medium to medium low, and let the bottom brown a little and the eggs set and then I put a plate on top of the skillet and flipped it over. Then I put the skillet back on the heat and slid the frittata back into the skillet to cook the other side. It worked great.
  5. A great, quick, and simple meal. I have made it twice now and will be making it again. I made it once as written and once with jalapeno bacon. Thanks for sharing!



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