Fritatta. Sounds fancy, but it’s not. Sounds potentially unhealthy…but it’s not! Well, not til I got hold of it that is.
What do I mean by that you ask? I mean bacon. Lots and lots of bacon. And I think that we all know what happens when you cook bacon: bacon grease. And I think we all know that onions sauteed in bacon grease? Probably the best thing on earth.
Bacon, it’s time for your close-up!
I can’t count the number of times during the making of this meal that Nate talked about how much he loves focaccia pizza. Focaccia pizza this, focaccia pizza that all night long in never ending succession. After a while I think he was just saying it to mess with me, but about halfway through I gave up on correcting him.
4 years married will teach you that sometimes you just let them think what they want to think. Right sweetie? I love you!
So back to the focaccia. It’s creamy, it’s dreamy, it’s tangy, it’s bacony. It’s everything you want in a dinner all wrapped up in a eggy blanket. It’s packed full of spinach – you know, to cancel out the bacon grease – and takes little to no effort to prepare.
In short it’s a dream come true – MY dream come true!
- 1/2 lb bacon, cut into slices
- 1/2 yellow onion, diced
- 6 cups loosely packed fresh spinach
- 8 eggs, whisked well and seasoned with salt and pepper
- 4 oz crumbled goat cheese
Preheat your oven to 400. In an oven-safe skillet (I used cast iron) render the bacon down to crispy over medium-low heat. Once crispy, remove from skillet and set aside, reserving all of the bacon grease (if your skillet is non-stick you can just reserve a tablespoon or two, but my skillet needed all the help it could get!). Saute the onion for about 4-5 minutes over medium-low heat until tender. Add in the spinach and let wilt in the pan. Stir the bacon back in. Pour the eggs over the mixture and stir gently just to incorporate everything, then top with goat cheese. Place fritatta in oven for 8-10 minutes just until set. Slide a knife around the edge to release it from the pan, and it should slide easily onto a cutting board or plate. Serve warm or at room temperature!
I’m telling you, simple dinners are kind of my thing these days. And whether it’s fritatta or focaccia, as long as there’s bacon I’m game to eat it!