Tonight I made a Frittata. I think everyone makes some version of Leftover Surprise. Some people mix leftovers into bread dough and bake it. Some mix all their fridge findings into mashed potatoes. Others turn their bits and pieces into a Pasta Bake.
I like adding eggs and turning leftovers into a Frittata.
However, I stand alone in this enjoyment. C opts to eat nearly anything else besides frittata. J usually eats a few bites of anything and R barely eats anything anyway…. Tonight, since I was making my frittata outta leftover Chicken and Rice, I topped mine with a dollop of faux sour cream (yay Tofutti!) and a drizzle of Sweet Chili Sauce. R spotted the ‘sour cream’ and DEMANDED I share it with her too. She must’ve been expecting something entirely different, because as soon as I fed her a spoonful she BURST into tears and started trying to pull the sour cream outta her mouth.
I had to shift her attention to a pile of blueberries to get her tears to stop.
Oh the drama of the Toddler…
Fridge Frittata by Me
Leftovers. **Tonight I had about 4 cups of leftover chicken and rice, 1/4 cup of sautéed onions and 1/2 a can of small white beans. Frankly, use whatever you have on hand. Throw in cheese if you want dairy. Throw in pasta if you like. I try to balance the veg and carbs and protein.
6 Eggs **More or less.
1- Broiler on.
2- In a large skillet over medium-high heat, dump all your leftovers and stir them around a bit. Let them heat up a few minutes – until you can start hearing it sizzle as it heats. If you’d like, you can add some oil to the pan. I didn’t this time, but you can.
3- Beat your eggs and pour over your leftovers. Stir gently to allow everything to be enveloped by the eggs. If you feel like adding in cheese, toss it on top now.
4- Let everything sit on the stovetop for 5 or so minutes, until the eggs are starting to set and you can kinda lift the frittata from the pan (use a spatula, not your fingers please!).
5- Whack your pan under the broiler for about 5 minutes, until the top is starting to get all nice and brown.
Serve warm or at room temp.
I generally like mine with a dollop of sour cream (real or fake) and a drizzle of sweet chili sauce. But then again, what ISN’T made better with a little sour cream and sweet chili sauce??