Hash Brown and Ham Frittata
A hearty frittata filled with smoked ham, peppers, spinach, and cheddar cheese, all inside a crispy hash brown crust.
- Olive oil
- 1 cup chopped mini sweet peppers (about 6 mini peppers)
- 1/2 cup chopped bell pepper (about 1/2 pepper)
- 1 ½ cup baby spinach (45 grams)
- 1 ½ cup cubed ham (225 grams)
- 6 cups frozen shredded hash browns (1.25 kilograms)
- 10 large eggs
- 1/4 cup milk (60 ml)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt , plus more to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper , plus more to taste
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (113 grams)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In a 10 or 11-inch cast iron or oven-safe skillet, add a small pour of olive oil and set over medium heat. Add peppers and cook for about 2 minutes until softened. Add spinach and ham and cook for another 1-2 minutes until spinach has wilted. Transfer mixture to a bowl and set aside.
Increase skillet heat to medium high heat and add a generous pour of olive oil. Add half of the shredded hash browns, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and cook about 5 minutes, until bottom is brown and crispy. Flip and cook 5 minutes on the other side. Transfer hash browns to a bowl and set aside. Repeat with second half of the shredded hash browns.
Remove skillet from heat and make sure it is well-coated with olive oil. Use a spatula to carefully (pan is hot!) press hash browns into the bottom of the pan and about halfway up the sides. Return to heat and let it brown for a few minutes while you finish assembling the egg filling.
In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, pepper, and cheese. Add veggie and ham mixture. Pour into skillet. Cook on the stove for about 2 minutes until the edges begin to set.
Transfer skillet to the oven and bake for 13-15 minutes until the center is set and doesn't jiggle when moved. Let sit for about 5 minutes before serving.
Calories: 339kcal, Carbohydrates: 30g, Protein: 20g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 236mg, Sodium: 666mg, Potassium: 682mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 1380IU, Vitamin C: 31mg, Calcium: 164mg, Iron: 3mg