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Potato Fritatta with Chipotle

by on June 12, 2011 · 2 comments

The other day, when taking a glance into our refrigerator, we seemed to have a random assortment of leftovers and half-used ingredients. We had an odd amount of fingerling potatoes, cilantro that was on the verge of wilting, a lonely yellow pepper hidden in the back of our vegetable drawer and a half used can of chipotles peppers in adobo sauce.

Chipotles in Adobo Sauce can be found in the international section of your grocery store, usually in a small can, and are smoked jalapenos in a red, tomato-based, sauce with various seasonings. They are a staple in our kitchen, we actually used them a while ago to flavor mayonnaise for our Agave Salmon Burgers with Chipotle Mayo. They pack a punch, but when used in moderation, will add a beautiful smokey flavor to whatever you add them to.

With all of our random leftovers, we decided to make a fritatta, which we would describe as something in between an omelet and a quiche, without the pastry shell. In general, you cook a fritatta in a skillet, in this case, we used our 10-inch cast iron pan. For a 10- to 12-inch pan, go for about 6 eggs. You can add whatever you wish, asparagus, leeks, bacon, various cheeses, potato, and so on, just keep the toppings to around 1-2 cups.

Potato Fritatta with Chipotle
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Yield: 6
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  • 6 eggs, beaten
  • 1/3 cup shredded montery jack cheese (substitute for favorite cheese)
  • 2 whole chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup sliced potatoes, 1/4-inch slice
  • 1 whole yellow bell pepper, 1/4-inch dice
  1. Preheat oven to broil setting.
  2. In medium size bowl, using a whisk or fork, blend together eggs, cheese, chipotles, cilantro and salt.
  3. Heat a 10- to 12-inch cast iron pan or oven safe, non-stick saute pan over medium high heat.
  4. Add butter to pan and melt. Add potato to pan and saute for 3 to 4 minutes or until tender. Next, add the bell pepper and saute for another 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Pour egg mixture into pan and stir with rubber spatula. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until the egg mixture has set on the bottom and begins to set up on top.
  6. Place pan into oven and broil for 2 to 3 minutes, until lightly browned and fluffy. Remove from pan and cut into 6 servings. Serve immediately or cool and serve at room temperature.
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I'm Joanne Gallagher and alongside my husband, Adam, I develop, test and share favorite recipes from our kitchen. I'm completely in love with food and you'll most likely find me covered in flour, chocolate or both.

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1 Karinvd June 12, 2011 at 1:03 pm

Looks delicious. We love fritatta around here, I make it with leftovers too and that way it’s always different, but always very tasteful. And the little ones love it. (They love everything with eggs and cheese, I could put the nastiest things in there and they would still devour it ;-))


2 Diane Eckstine March 24, 2012 at 5:30 pm

I love this site Great recipes Thanks


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