Ham and Cheese Frittata

I have so much egg whites left from making leche flan last night (deja vu here ....) and half of our ham from New Year's eve feast is feeling lonesome and abandoned in the fridge so I grabbed some bell peppers, an onion and grated Gruyere cheese and made frittata for breakfast.

I used the following:

3 cups of egg whites
half of medium sized green, red and yellow bell peppers-chopped
large white onion-chopped
a tablespoon of chopped fresh thyme
a teaspoon of freshly cracked black pepper
21 seasoning salute
3 rounds of evoo
2 tablespoons unsalted butter

First, I chopped the bell peppers, onion and ham then heat olive oil and unsalted butter in my cast iron skillet

Add the chopped onion and allow to caramelize

Next add the chopped ham and saute.  Allow the ham to cook until the color deepens and becomes a little toasted.  Add freshly cracked black pepper, granulated garlic powder and 21-seasoning salute.  I did not add any salt because the ham is already salty.

Add the bell peppers and chopped fresh thyme. Toss together and let the bell peppers sweat and wilt a little for about 2 minutes

Meanwhile, whisk the egg whites until foamy

Pour the egg whites over the ham and bell peppers.

Top with grated Gruyere cheese (Mozzarella is also an option) and parsley flakes

Pop it in 350 degree F preheated oven and bake for about 15 minutes or until the cheese melts and the edges are starting to brown a little

Serve in wedges with toasts or rolls or by itself any time of the day


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