Smoked Salmon, Pea and Chive Frittata

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Frittatas are open-faced omelettes that can be made with just about any combination of ingredients. We like this combo of smoked salmon, peas, chives and mint, but it's easy to your own. Use up leftovers, and experiment with various cheeses and herbs for different flavors.

A frittata makes a delicious brunch or spring luncheon served with a green salad. For a change of pace, cut the frittata into small squares, toss it with some Earthbound Farm Organic Spring Mix, and add a splash of your favorite vinaigrette for a hearty salad.


Ingredients

8 large eggs
1/2 cup half and half
2/3 cup fresh ricotta cheese
3/4 cup diced smoked salmon (1/4 inch dice)
1 cup fresh peas (or Earthbound Farm Frozen Organic Peas, thawed)
1/4 cup Snipped fresh chives
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
1 teaspoon salt
  Freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter


Directions

Position a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Place the eggs, half and half, and ricotta in a large bowl and whisk to blend. Stir in the salmon, peas, chives, mint, salt and pepper to taste.

Place a 9- or 10-inch ovenproof skillet over medium heat and melt the butter. Pour the egg mixture into the skillet and cook without stirring until the bottom and sides of the frittata start to set, 3 to 5 minutes. The top of the frittata will still be wet.

Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake until the frittata has puffed and is set in the middle, about 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes before inverting the frittata onto a large platter. Cut into wedges and serve hot or at room temperature.

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