Mushroom, Caramelized Onion and Feta Frittata
A frittata is an Italian omelet, but one in which all of the add-ins (cheese, veggies, meat, rice, what have you) are beaten directly into the eggs. For more info on frittatas, and another frittata recipe, click here.) This Mushroom, Caramelized Onion and Feta Frittata was born of some extra noodles from a chicken noodle soup which give the frittata some body and chew, mushrooms I forgot to use in a stew, and other miscellaneous staples. Oh, and eggs, of course. Leftover frittata makes an extremely happy lunch, I think.
- 1 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 onions, thinly sliced
- Kosher or coarse salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoons butter
- 2 cups sliced mushrooms
- 2 cups cooked egg noodles (or other cooked pasta)
- 1 teaspoons dried thyme
- 10 large eggs
- 1 cups crumbled feta cheese
1. Preheat the broiler, with the rack set about 4 inches from the heat source.
2. In a medium (10-inch) broiler-proof skillet, preferably cast iron, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally until the onions are nicely browned and quite soft, about 10 minutes. Remove the onions to a plate.
3. Melt the butter in the same skillet and add the mushrooms, seasoning with salt and pepper. Turn the heat to medium high and sauté for about 8 minutes, until there is no liquid left in the pan and the mushrooms are beginning to brown.
4. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk the eggs, and season with salt and pepper. Return the onions to the pan and add the noodles and thyme. Stir to combine, pour in the eggs, and stir to blend everything evenly. Lower the heat to medium-low and with a spatula, gently lift the edges of the frittata so that the uncooked eggs have the chance to run underneath the potato-egg mixture. Do this every couple of minutes until the frittata is pretty set on the bottom, but the top and middle are still a bit runny.
5. Sprinkle the feta cheese on top of the frittata and place the skillet under the broiler. Broil until the frittata is set, and the cheese is melted and the whole top is lightly golden, 2 to 4 minutes. Remove from the oven and let sit for a minute or two, then serve in wedges. DON’T FORGET THAT THE HANDLE OF THE PAN IS HOT! You can leave a dishtowel draped over it to remind yourself. Again, also great at room temp or even cold.