Weekend breakfasts were always the high point of my week growing up. School might have drained me during the week, but after sleeping in on Saturday and Sunday, I was eager to be with Mom and Dad, watch some cartoons, read the newspaper, and make a huge breakfast. Unfortunately, we didn’t have the chance to win $3000 in Food.com’s Simply Potatoes contest like you all, but more on that in a moment.
Eggs, sausage, bacon, toast and jam, and potatoes. There always had to be potatoes. Mom would often dice or grate fresh potatoes, but then Dad picked up Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns at the grocery store. We fell in love with them instantly, as they eliminated a lot of prep work, but still tasted delicious since they are fresh potatoes that are refrigerated, never frozen or dehydrated. They barely even have any added salt, which has always been my favorite thing about them, as I add almost no salt to my food. We made so many great memories over those golden brown potatoes, like when Mom taught me how to turn them. Everything I know about cooking, I’ve learned from Mom.
When Simply Potatoes challenged me to create a five ingredient recipe, I jumped at the chance. Reliving those wonderful childhood memories was just what I needed. Mom and I also made some fun new memories creating this Five Ingredient Vegetable Frittata.
Frittatas are one of my favorite quick dinners, but they also make a delicious breakfast, brunch, or lunch. You only need eggs, zucchini, Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, freshly ground black pepper, and extra virgin olive oil to make this easy, healthy, gluten free dish. The eggs are fluffy and perfectly cooked, while the potatoes add texture and heartiness. The black pepper is the secret ingredient, really heightening the other flavors.
I hope this recipe has inspired you to create your own five ingredient recipe using any Simply Potatoes product or even their Simply Macaroni and Cheese. Once you create your recipe, go enter Food.com’s contest where the grand prize winner will receive $3000, the people’s choice winner will receive $1250, and the sweepstakes prize winner will receive $750. This is a fun contest to get your creative juices flowing and create a tasty meal that will bring your family together. Good luck!
Five Ingredient Vegetable Frittata
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 ½ cups Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns
1 large zucchini, cut into half moons
8 large eggs
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Preheat the broiler. Heat a large broiler safe skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the oil. Then add the potatoes. Allow potatoes to cook, without turning, for 4-5 minutes. Turn the potatoes and add the zucchini. Allow to cook an additional 4-5 minutes until the potatoes are golden brown and the zucchini is starting to soften and brown.
In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs together. Add eggs to zucchini and potatoes. Cook, moving eggs around with a spatula to ensure even cooking. After about 3-4 minutes, the eggs should be starting to set.
Place the skillet under the broiler and broil for about 1 minute, checking after 30 seconds. The eggs should be fully set and just starting to brown on the top. If this is not the case, broil an additional 30 seconds.
Cut into quarters and serve. The frittata is best hot out of the oven, but may be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 2 days.
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