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Spicy Corn and Bacon Frittata

Jan Scott's Spicy Corn and Bacon Frittata
Excerpted from Oven to Table by Jan Scott. Copyright © 2019 Jan Scott. Photography by Jan Scott. Published by Penguin Canada, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
25 min
Yields
4 - 6 servings

A stir-and-bake Italian-style omelette, frittatas are easy, fast, and completely customizable. A good frittata should be equally at home on the breakfast, lunch, or dinner table and taste as good cold or at room temperature as it does hot. This particular variation hits these hallmarks easily, and also has the added benefit of being somewhat seasonless; prepare it in the summer when fresh corn is abundant (2 medium cobs should yield the correct amount) or in the winter with your favourite frozen variety.

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ingredients

4
strip thick-cut bacon
8
large eggs
½
cup (125 mL) full-fat, smooth ricotta cheese
¾
cup (175 mL) grated Cheddar cheese, divided
2
green onions, white and light green parts only, thinly sliced, divided
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 ½
cups (375 mL) corn kernels (fresh or frozen)
3
tbsp (45 mL) pickled jalapenos
Fresh basil leaves, for garnish
1
cup (250 mL) spicy marinara or red pepper tomato sauce, warmed
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directions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).

Step 2

In a 10-inch (25 cm) oven-safe cast iron, stainless steel, or non-stick skillet, cook the bacon until crisp, turning as needed, about 6 minutes. Transfer the bacon to a plate lined with paper towel, and drain all but 1 teaspoon (5 mL) of bacon fat from the skillet.

Step 3

While the bacon is cooking, whisk together the eggs and ricotta cheese in a medium bowl until completely combined. Stir in ½ cup (125 mL) Cheddar cheese and half the green onions, and season with salt and pepper.

Step 4

Add the corn to the skillet and sauté until it softens, about 3 minutes. Chop the bacon and return to skillet. Stir in the jalapeños and combine thoroughly.

Step 5

Pour the egg mixture over top and stir to combine with corn and bacon; sprinkle with the remaining ¼ cup (60 mL) Cheddar cheese. Slide the skillet into the oven and bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until the eggs are set but not browned.

Step 6

Remove the skillet from the oven and garnish with the remaining green onions and basil. Cut into wedges and serve immediately with the tomato sauce on the side.

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