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Have leftovers? Try a stove-top ham frittata
Publication Date : 03-01-2013
Don’t let leftover food from the holiday feasts go to waste
After the bingeing season, don’t let the leftover food from the holiday feasts go to waste. Your leftover ham can be used, chopped into pieces and cooked into a delicious frittata.
This Stove-top Ham Frittata is quick and easy to prepare and requires only a few ingredients—leftover meat, some veggies and eggs.
According to Food Lover’s Companion, frittata is an Italian omelet that usually has ingredients mixed with the eggs rather than being folded inside, as with a French omelet. However, a frittata is much firmer than the traditional omelette, since it’s cooked very slowly over low fire, and round because it isn’t folded.
Chef RJ Garcia of San Miguel Food Inc. demonstrates how this dish is prepared with very little time required. Aside from ham, you can also use leftover chunks of roast turkey, pork lechon (roasted pig), sausage, fried chicken, seafood or prime rib.
You can also add your leftover quezo de bola (ball cheese) or kesong puti (soft cheese) into the mixture.
“The meat provides the texture while the cheese makes the taste richer and creamier,” says Garcia. “The possibilities are endless. What’s important is that all the ingredients you use are already cooked.”
For added bite, you can also add in cooked macaroni or spaghetti or baked potatoes.
To speed up the cooking process, the dish is covered with aluminium foil to seal in the goodness and aroma.
The frittata is best served with bread or rice.
3 tbsp Magnolia Gold Butter
½ c white onion, sliced
½ c green bell peppers, small, diced
½ c red bell peppers, small, diced
250 g leftover Purefoods Fiesta Ham or any leftover meat (chicken, sausage, lechon, etc.)
10 g fresh basil, chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste
6 pcs brown eggs, beaten
Optional: leftover quezo de bola