Sutter Home Kitchen Series: Ham, Leek and Gruyere Frittata
Your family and friends will savor this totally dish-licious Frittata recipe. The combination of juicy, tender ham, leeks and gruyere cheese make such a flavor-filled unforgettable meal, it’s perfect for breakfast, Sunday brunch or even dinner. We love sharing memorable meals and believe this Frittata recipe is one for the books.
Fun Frittata Facts: The word Frittata derives from the Italian word friggere, which correlates to fried, in this case fried eggs in a skillet. Outside Italy, frittata was the equivalent to the “omelet” and in the last fifty years, “frittata” has also come to be known as, Italy’s version of an open-face omelet. One thing is certain, cooking up this Ham, Leek and Gruyere Frittata will bring as much joy as saying the word, “Frittatta!”
Ham, Leek and Gruyere Frittata
1 tablespoon butter
1 leek (white and green parts) halved and thinly sliced, then well washed
1 cup diced ham
1 cup shredded Gruyere cheese
8 large eggs
1/2 cup half and half
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a 10-inch oven-proof nonstick skillet, heat butter, add ham and leek, season with salt and pepper, and sauté about 10 minutes.
Combine eggs and half and half, pour into skillet; add cheese. Place skillet into oven and bake undisturbed 40-50 minutes. Edges will rise above the pan and center should be set. Remove from oven and slide onto serving plate. Cut into wedges and serve warm or at room temperature.