We went apple picking a couple of weeks ago and I scoured the web to find new and interesting uses for the two giant bags of apples we brought home. One of my favorite apple recipes is apple sauce. I make it and freeze it and use it for my applesauce muffins and bran muffins. The first night I was looking for recipes I wanted something easy. I also didn’t want to have to run to the store to buy any ingredients, so this severely limited my choice of recipes. Nevertheless I found a great frittata recipe. I actually found a number of different recipes and combined what I liked from each of them to get the recipe below. At first I was a little worried about putting apples with eggs and cheese, but I gave it a shot and it was really delicious. It was also very quick and easy.
Cheddar Apple Frittata8 large eggs plus 2 large egg whites4 ounces cheddar cheese, coarsely grated (~1 cup)Coarse salt and ground pepper1 tablespoon butter 2 apples, peeled, cored, and sliced thinly using a mandoline6 – 8 strips of bacon, cookedPreheat oven to 450 degrees, with rack set in top third.Melt butter over medium-high heat in a 12-inch oven-proof skillet (e.g., cast iron). Add apple slices and sauté 1 minute, or until softened. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk eggs and egg whites until frothy. Stir in cheddar, salt, and pepper. Put bacon strips on top of apples. Pour egg mixture into skillet. Cook 2-3 minutes, until bottom and sides of frittata are set. Do not stir! Carefully transfer skillet to oven and cook for ~15 minutes until frittata is set in the center.
Let frittata rest for 5 minutes. Cut into wedges and serve.Yield: 4 – 6 servings