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Eggs and an omelet

Green Chili Cheese Frittata

How to make the best frittata or oven omelet with tips and tricks. Frittata is quick and easy to make, make ahead friendly, versatile and restaurant delicious. Also included - my favorite frittata recipe with onions, green chiles, and lots of cheese.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Breakfast, Gluten-free, Main Course, Main Dish
Servings 12 3x3 inch squares

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 8 ounces diced green chiles drained
  • 1/2 medium onion chopped small
  • 16 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup flour gluten-free flour is fine if needed
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Salt & pepper
  • 2 cup cottage cheese small curd, low fat
  • 16 ounces Cheddar cheese shredded
  • salsa
  • Sour cream or Greek yogurt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 325. Melt one tablespoon of butter in a small skillet. Sauté the onions and green chiles, drained, in the butter until onions are translucent and fragrant. Set aside.
  • Beat eggs in a very large bowl. Add flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper. Whisk until smooth.
  • Fold in the cottage cheese, cheddar, and onion/pepper mixture. Pour into 9x12 inch baking dish.
  • Bake at 325 for 45 to 50 minutes, until the edges are slightly puffed and the very center of the frittata still jiggles a bit when you move the dish. DO NOT OVERBAKE - for a moist cheesy texture, remove from oven when slightly undercooked. It will continue to cook while it cools, and you don't want gummy eggs which you will have if you overcook it.
  • Allow to cool for 10 minutes before cutting into squares and serving with your favorite salsa and Greek yogurt or sour cream.

Notes

I actually prefer this omelette with no toppings at all. I think the green chile flavor is awesome on its own and gets overpowered by the salsa. Joe prefers his with Newman's Own Pineapple Salsa spooned overtop.
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