Here's an easy, versatile recipe for a zippy Mexican Frittata. I find the chorizo-jalapeno-cheese combo irresistible but you can always make a vegetarian version too. So good! mexicanplease.com
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Mexican Frittata

Here's an easy, versatile recipe for a zippy Mexican Frittata. I find the chorizo-jalapeno-cheese combo irresistible but you can always make a vegetarian version too. So good! 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 337kcal
Author: Mexican Please

Ingredients

  • 10 eggs
  • 1 potato
  • 1 chorizo sausage link (approx. 1/4 lb.)
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 jalapenos
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro (approx. 15-20 sprigs)
  • 1/2 cup cubed cheese (I used Jack)
  • shredded Cotija cheese (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (plus more to taste)
  • freshly cracked black pepper
  • olive oil

Instructions

  • I started this version by putting the chorizo link in a 350F oven until I needed it.  (Alternatively, you can crumble the chorizo and cook it with the onion and jalapeno.)
  • Finely cube the potato.  Add it to a pot of salted boiling water and parboil for 4-5 minutes.  Drain and set aside.  Ideally they are still a little firm as they will finish cooking in the frittata's baking period.
  • Finely chop 1/2 onion and 2 jalapenos.  Saute in a dollop of oil over medium heat until tender, approx. 5-8 minutes. 
  • Add the chopped chorizo link and saute until the chorizo is fully cooked.  Add the potatoes and season liberally with salt and pepper.  (Note:  I only added 2/3 of the cubed potatoes to this batch as that seemed to create a good balance.)
  • For the egg mixture, crack ten eggs in a mixing bowl and combine well.  Add 1/2 cup of chopped cilantro, 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder (optional), 1/2 teaspoon salt, freshly cracked black pepper, and shredded Cotija cheese (optional).  Combine well and add the egg mixture to the saute pan.
  • Use a spatula to even things out in the saute pan, letting the eggs fill the gaps and settle to the bottom of the pan.  Add 1/2 cup of cubed cheese (I used Jack), and you can also optionally add a layer of shredded cheese on top.
  • If using an oven-safe skillet simply add it to a 350F oven and bake for 10-15 minutes.  (You can alternatively add everything to a baking dish but you'll have to bake it for a few minutes longer.)
  • I baked this batch for 12 minutes and then finished it under the broiler for approx. 2 minutes; this can help even out the temp across the center.
  • Once cooked, slice it up and serve immediately!  Feel free to top with fresh garnish and a few drops of hot sauce.  Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge. 

Nutrition

Calories: 337kcal