As I mentioned in my blog post Smoothie Magic, I’m trying to add more vegetables to my diet.  Of course when you’re eating more vegetables, you’re buying more fresh produce.  Don’t be like me!  Eat your vegetables in a timely manner so you don’t end up throwing them out.  Wednesdays are trash day so I always go through the refrigerator removing items (way) past their expiration, throwing out uneaten leftovers, and – YES – getting rid of rotting or bad produce.  This week I found a bag of stir fry vegetables that were quickly approaching their perishable date.  So, this morning I was thinking to myself, “I’ve got to eat those veggies; but can I really do stir fry for breakfast?“.  I thought about making one of my popular quiches, then I remembered {lightbulb moment} that I have never made a frittata.  So, I introduce to you my Stir Fry Frittata!

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What is a frittata?  A frittata is the Italian version of the omelet (which is French).  You usually begin cooking it on top of the stove in an iron skillet and transferring it to the oven broiler to finish the top side.  It’s not runny; it’s a firm egg dish that you can add all types of other ingredients to.  It’s simpler and healthier than a quiche because you aren’t adding heavy cream or whole milk – and there’s no crust.  You can serve it hot, warm or at room temperature.  I suggest that my Stir Fry Frittata can also be served as a light dinner with a fresh Asian salad.

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4 cups mixed Vegetables (like Broccoli, Zucchini, Carrot, Snap Peas)Stir Fry Frittata - courtesy of
1 small Onion, sliced thin
1 clove Garlic, minced
1 tsp Ginger*, finely shredded
2-3 tbsp Olive Oil
5 Eggs (I always buy extra large)
1 tsp Teriyaki
1/4 tsp Sesame Oil
1/4-1/2 tsp Sesame Seeds

*NOTE:  I always recommend using fresh herbs & spices.  But, you can use dried herbs when spices are called for.

Preheat broiler to low. Chop your mixed vegetables. (I pulsed mine in the food processor using the grind button – be careful you only want them chopped.) Crack your eggs into a mixing bowl. Add the teriyaki and sesame oil. Beat until smooth. Set aside.

Stir Fry Frittata - courtesy of mysisterscupboard.wordpress.comWarm olive oil in iron skillet (or other heavy oven-proof pan). Add sliced onions, garlic, and ginger. Cook on medium heat until tender. If needed, add more oil. Add chopped vegetables to the skillet and stir fry on medium to high heat – tossing frequently. Stir fry for about 3-4 minutes until tender (or al dente). Remove from heat.

Pour egg mixture into skillet, covering the stir fried vegetables completely. Return to burner and cook at medium to high heat until the bottom is set, Stir Fry Frittata - courtesy of mysisterscupboard.wordpress.comabout 3-4 minutes. Sprinkle 1/4-1/2 tsp Sesame seeds over the top. Turn broiler to high. Place iron (or oven proof) skillet in oven under broiler. Broil to finish cooking for another 4 minutes or until eggs are no longer runny and top is starting to brown.