On a recent trip to the market, I happened to pick up some mushrooms – large portabellas and a few shiitakes. This Mushroom Frittata with Gruyere and a touch of fresh mint leaves is the recipe where those mushrooms ended up.
If you find yourself at a Farmers Market, pick up a couple handfuls of wild mushrooms. The different shapes, sizes and textures would really add character to this frittata.
Why I love frittatas:
- They can be made with ingredients you have in your fridge or cupboard
- Putting it together only takes 10-15 minutes from start to finish
- Make it today, eat it tomorrow
- If you are watching your carb intake, this has no crust, just eggs and vegetables
- Perfect for breakfast, lunch or a light dinner
For another variation try my Asparagus and Parmesan Frittata. Of course, you can always vary the type of cheese you use as well as the herbs. Never hold back on this type of recipe because you are missing an ingredient. Eggs, vegetables, cheddar, swiss, Parmesan, feta, vegan cheese, mint, basil, oregano will all work here, so let’s go.Print
Great make-ahead, pantry-friendly recipe for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
- 5 eggs
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1–1/2 tablespoons olive oil or butter
- 1 large shallot, diced
- 1/2 pound mushrooms, sliced thinly
- 4 teaspoons fresh mint, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup grated Gruyere
- Additional salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat broiler.
- Crack eggs into a small bowl, add milk, a pinch of salt and black pepper and mix until blended, set aside.
- Heat a large skillet or cast iron pan on medium-high heat then add olive oil/butter. When hot, add shallots and cook for 5 minutes until transluscent.
- Add mushrooms and sauté until nicely browned on both sides.
- Pour egg mixture into pan and reduce heat to a medium to low flame. Let eggs set on the bottom, approximately 4 minutes.
- Sprinkle cheese on top of eggs then place in broiler for 2-3 minutes. Keep a close eye on frittata because it will brown quickly. Remove when the top is golden brown and bubbly.
When cooking the mushrooms, after placing them in the skillet in a single layer, do not move them for 3-4 minutes. They will brown much better if they are not disturbed. Then flip them over and do the same.
- Category: Light dinner
- Method: Stovetop & Broiler
- Cuisine: Italian
Keywords: frittata, omlette, eggs, mushrooms, Gruyere cheese