Happy Cinco de Mayo! The Holiday Recipe Club is celebrating with sharing recipes featuring dulce de leche, tomatoes, and/or chorizo. Since I recently made caramel sauce I wanted to do something different. I have been having a bit of an egg craving lately. It started with this incredible fried egg sandwich I had at a restaurant. After that I made both fried and scrambled egg sandwiches for lunch. The craving was not satisfied until I made a frittata. Thanks to Erin for giving me the inspiration for its ingredients because of this blog hop.
Chorizo is the highlight of the dish. Oh how I love sausage – it is the German side in me. Tomatoes, onions, fresh spinach and cheese go wonderfully along with the chorizo and eggs. I chose Monterey Jack cheese because it seemed like the right one to me. You can substitute the cheese or any of the the ingredients to your preference. Frittata is a sort of a clean out the fridge type of dish. Pretty much anything can go in one. I did the same by adapting mine from this recipe on the Kraft Foods website.
How are you celebrating Cinco de Mayo? Do you cook at home or go out to your favorite Mexican restaurant? I have done both and it depends on what is happening each time. It is always a fun and festive occasion. May your celebration be a great one – ¡Olé!
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Chorizo, Tomato, and Spinach Frittata
- 3 1/2 ounces chorizo sausage
- 1/4 cup onion chopped
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 5 ounces fresh spinach
- 1 cup grape tomatoes sliced in half
- 1 cup shredded monterey jack cheese divided
- 8 eggs
- 1/4 cup heavy cream half-and-half, or milk
- Salt and pepper
Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees F. Remove casings from chorizo and slice into 1/4-inch rounds. Cut the rounds in half.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and cream. Season the eggs with salt and pepper, add 1/2 cup shredded cheese, and whisk or stir to combine.
In a large ovenproof skillet heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the chorizo and onions and cook until the onions are soft and translucent. Add the spinach to the skillet and cook until the spinach has wilted, stirring occasionally. Add the tomatoes to the skillet and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the eggs to the skillet and stir to combine. Sprinkle top with remaining 1/2 cup shredded cheese. Cook for 2 minutes and then transfer pan to the oven. Bake for 20 minutes or until the eggs have set.
Cool in the pan for 10 minutes then transfer frittata to a serving platter. Slice and enjoy. Leftovers can be refrigerated and served cold or re-heated.
A baked egg dish made with chorizo sausage, grape tomatoes, and fresh spinach.