Thursday, September 10, 2009

Old Time Favorite Potato and Egg Frittata












Another breakfast in our Italian household was potatoes and eggs, we loved it. None of us really had a clue how tough money was back then, especially not by the way we ate. We didn't know that mom was trying to stretch the budget, and who cares it was great! These were dishes we had at the end of the month when money was tight back in the 1950's. It was all that the family could afford to eat left in the house, and if we were lucky enough we had it on bread or mozzarella on top for a real treat. Three kids to feed and two adults, this went a long way and we loved it and still think its fabulous and was made with love like everything else they cooked..... Looking back now on how creative my mom and grandma were, we look at these foods as the best cherished memories of our Italian heritage of foods growing up. The simple foods in life are the finest of all and most satisfying..
A pretty simple recipe a very delicious breakfast, lunch or supper.

4 eggs beaten with three tablespoons of water
1/4 cup of canola or more to cover the bottom of a small fry pan, you also can use vegetable or olive oil if you prefer.
2 extra large potatoes peeled and cut into squares
1/2 cup whole milk mozzarella cheese sliced shredded
Salt and pepper to taste

In a medium size frying pan cover bottom of pan with around 4 tablespoons heat oil. Fry potatoes until light brown in color. Remove drain on paper towels. Pour eggs with reserved, 2 tablespoons of oil in hot pan cooking one side. Add potatoes back on top. Flipping once. Top with mozzarella, if your not ready to eat, put this in a warm oven till your ready to eat. You can serve with bacon on the side, sausage, ham. Serve in a sandwich or with Italian toast.

7 comments:

Cookin' Canuck said...

I love whipping up egg dishes when the fridge is a little bare and/or I haven't planned ahead for dinner. This kind of meal is a classic in my book.

Kathy Gori said...

congratulations on your top nine!

cmariewt said...

Oh yes! I was raised by a single mother who came to America from Germany. There were plenty of "stretching the budget" meals with potatoes and/or cabbage. Like you said, we didn't know that's what she was doing, we just loved the food!

ellen said...

Looks great! I had potatoes and frittata for Sunday brunch as well!

Danielle said...

you gotta love the simplicity of it. you can't go wrong with potatoes, eggs and cheese, can you?

Miranda said...

Congrats for Top 9. This looks AWESOME...

Cooking Mama said...

We make potatoes and eggs all the time for breakfast and sometimes we add cheddar cheese. I never thought of adding mozzarella. Yum!