So you cooked too much corn on the cob last night; today’s your lucky day. You get to make a Texas Corn Frittata. And since a frittata is a lazy man’s omelet, it won’t take much effort. Of course, if you don’t have any fresh corn around, use this recipe with a can of kernel corn and you’ll still have a great frittata.
A frittata starts out as an omelet but ends up under the broiler in your oven for just a few minutes. Since you don’t have to fold it, it’s super easy to do. Cook it part way through on the stovetop then stick it in the oven under the broiler element for just a few minutes.
This frittata is loaded with sweet corn, onions, and green peppers and topped with a sprinkling of cheese. We think you’ll enjoy it.
1/4 cup diced onion
1/4 cup diced pepper
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup corn kernels
6 large eggs
pepper and salt
1 tablespoon sour cream
1 cup grated mozzarella or cheddar cheese
fresh tomato slices or salsa for accompaniment
1. Sauté the onion and pepper in the butter in a ten-inch, oven-proof skillet.
2. Cut a generous cup of cooked corn kernels from an ear of corn or use a well-drained corn from a can. Whisk the eggs, salt and pepper to taste, and sour cream with corn. Pour the mixture into the hot skillet. Cook until the eggs are set in the bottom half of the frittata but the top half is still runny. While the eggs are cooking, run a flexible spatula around the edges of the pan twice, slightly lifting the frittata and allowing some of the runny mixture to flow under the frittata. Preheat the oven on the broiler setting.
3. Place the skillet in the oven about four inches below the broiler setting. The frittata will finish cooking in just a minute or two so watch it carefully. When the top is just set, remove it from the oven. Sprinkle the top with grated cheese. The heat from the frittata should melt the cheese but if it doesn’t, stick the frittata back under the broiler for just a few seconds.
4. Serve hot with fresh tomato slices or salsa.
Bakers Note: If you do not want to make this in the oven, this makes a wonderful omelet or even scrambled eggs.