Prosciutto & Vegetable Frittata


It's been quite some time since I've made a frittata, and since we are kicking off "Dry August", I figured a healthy breakfast to have on hand for the next few days would be ideal. In an attempt to lose some weight, we have decided not to drink in August (with the exception of our wedding anniversary and another event), but otherwise, it'll be a lot of staying in and cooking this month! Get ready for more posts! This frittata came out great and will be so easy to heat up the next couple of mornings. You can get creative with your ingredients, but this is what I had on hand and it went great together! Give it a try! Ingredients: 8 large eggs 1/4 cup skim milk 1/4 cup shredded cheddar (optional) 1/2 zucchini, diced 1/2 shallot, diced 1/2 bunch asparagus, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces 1-2 tb olive oil 4 oz diced prosciutto (I buy this already packaged from Citterio - it's much leaner than pancetta) dash of salt and pepper non-stick cooking spray parsley (for garnish)

Directions: In a saute pan, heat 1-2 tb olive oil and cook the zucchini and asparagus over medium-high heat for approximately 3 minutes. Lower the heat to medium and add in the shallot and cook another 1-2 minutes. Toss in the prosciutto and stir together to blend the flavors. Remove from the heat and place in a bowl to cool off for a few minutes (you don't want to add a hot mixture to the whisked eggs as it'll start cooking them). While the vegetables are softening, whisk together the eggs, milk, cheese, and a dash of salt and pepper. Also add a dash of pepper to the vegetable mixture (you won't need the salt with the prosciutto). Preheat the broiler to high. Once the vegetables have cooled a bit, add them to the egg mixture. Spray a skillet with non-stick cooking spray and pour in the egg/vegetable mixture. Heat the mixture over medium heat for approximately 5 minutes, until the sides are set but there is still a loose egg mixture in the middle. Place in the broiler and broil for 5 minutes on high heat, with the oven cracked. Remove and top with parsley and serve.

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