…In under 30 MINUTES!
(not including bake time)
Perfect for springtime brunches, great for baby showers and other midday events where you’re expecting many guests and want a beautiful table presentation. Conveniently make this in advance and serve at room temperature.
10 large eggs
1/4 cup cream
Freshly ground black pepper
1 heaping cup cubed (1/2 inch cubes) day-old sweet batard or Italian bread, with most of the crust removed before chopping (see Note)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup small-diced onion
1 bunch arugula, thick stems removed and leaves roughly chopped
1 tablespoon butter
1 heaping cup cherry tomatoes, stemmed
INSTRUCTIONS: Preheat the oven to 350°.
Crack the eggs into a large bowl and whisk together with the cream, 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt and pepper to taste. Fold in the bread cubes and let soak while you chop and saute the vegetables.
Heat the olive oil in a 10-inch ovenproof nonstick or cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and saute for 2-3 minutes, then stir in the arugula leaves a little at a time until wilted, then saute until any stems are mostly tender, 3 minutes. Season vegetables well with salt and pepper to taste.
While still on medium heat, add the butter and stir around until foamy, then add the egg mixture and spread out the bread cubes and vegetables evenly, then dot the top with the cherry tomatoes, pushing down any that aren’t mostly submerged in the egg mixture. Let the frittata brown on the bottom for 5 minutes. It should bubble lightly in only a few places.
Place in the oven and cook until almost completely set with just a little liquid on top, 20 minutes. Increase heat to broil and place on a rack a few inches under the broiler until browned and puffy, about 5 minutes.
Slide a thin spatula around the sides of the frittata and gently under the bottom, then slide out onto a large plate. Serve right away or at room temperature.
Note: If you don’t have stale bread, toast bread cubes in a 300° oven until slightly dry, about 10 minutes.
PER SERVING: 235 calories, 12 g protein, 9 g carbohydrate, 17 g fat (6 g saturated), 373 mg cholesterol, 158 mg sodium, 1 g fiber.