This weekend is Easter Sunday, and it’s traditional for many of us to have ham, which was the original inspiration for this dish. But instead of serving it plain next to a couple of sides I decided to turn it into breakfast. I love making breakfast feel a bit more special on the weekends. But let’s be honest, you don’t want to spend your entire holiday weekend in the kitchen, which is what made me think of whipping up a frittata!
Inspired by the Denver omelet, I used similar ingredients here to make a Denver Frittata. I’m not sure if that’s an actual thing, but let’s make it a thing because it’s delicious and perfect for Easter! I really like frittatas and how you can completely change the taste with just a few ingredients. Even better, you can feed several people with just one pan (and fewer dishes 😉 ).
The chunks of avocado are creamy and add amazing flavor. I used to fill my eggs with cheese, but here the avocado will leave you feeling satisfied without the gut bomb!
But let’s talk about the star of this dish, and that would be the ham! Pederson’s Natural Farms sent me a sample of their sugar free ham, and I’m in love! This ham would be perfect for Easter dinner, alongside some mashed potatoes, a side salad, and of course deviled eggs!
- 2 Tbsp oil
- ½ yellow onion, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, pressed
- 1½ - 2 red peppers, sliced
- 2 avocados
- 1 lb pre-cooked ham, diced
- 18 eggs
- Warm oven to 350 deg F.
- On the stove top warm oil in a large cast iron skillet.
- Cook onions in skillet until they become translucent.
- Stir in pressed garlic and cook until garlic becomes fragrant.
- Stir in red peppers and cook for 2 minutes to slightly soften.
- Gently stir in avocados and ham, stirring only to evenly combine ingredients without smashing the avocado.
- Break eggs into a bowl and whisk whites and yolks together.
- Stir eggs into the mixture in the skillet, evenly distributing all the ingredients, and allow to cook for 2 minutes.
- Put skillet in oven and bake 15 - 20 minutes, or until eggs are solid on the top.
- Try topping with salsa or cilantro, serve warm and enjoy!
- If you need to change the serving size I estimate adding 3 eggs per person.