I've been wanting to try another frittata and decided this past weekend was a good time! I hit up the farmer's market a block from my house for some of the fresh ingredients. We had a guest crash in our spare bedroom and he definitely approved - considering he woke up to a home cooked brunch :) This was delicious. One piece is pretty filling, but it's just as tasty leftover. Feel free to get creative with the ingredients..that's the fun part!
1 pound ground Italian sausage (I used Mild)
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 green bell pepper, chopped (small size)
1 red bell pepper, chopped (small size)
1 shallot, chopped
8 large eggs
1/4 cup milk
1 cup high quality, sharp cheddar (I used extra sharp)
1 cup cooked maple bacon, chopped (good quality)
In an ovenproof skillet, cook the sausage and crushed red pepper, breaking up the meat, until browned, 7 to 10 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a plate lined with paper towels (to drain some of the grease). In the same skillet, add the peppers and shallot and cook, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the cooked sausage. Preheat the broiler. In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk and 1/2 teaspoon salt and pour into the skillet. Cook, scrambling the mixture, until almost set; top with the cheddar cheese. Broil until set in the center, about 5 minutes. Top with crumbled bacon.