Friday, October 17, 2014

Wild Mushroom Frittata

An assortment of wild mushrooms this time of year, along with a salad, and this dish works for brunch or dinner.
Oyster, Crimini, Shiitake (stems removed), baby Portobello, Chanterelle, and button mushrooms can be used, just slice larger mushrooms to similar cut as the smaller ones.

Wild Mushroom Frittata
Preheat oven to 325F.

2 Tablespoons butter
1 shallot, diced
1/2 onion, diced
5 cups assorted mushrooms
1/2 teaspoon Alfie's seasoning
5 large eggs
1 cup half and half
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
1 1/2 cups Fontina cheese, grated and divided

In a saute pan over medium heat, melt butter.
Add shallot and onion, stirring until softened.
Add mushrooms and cook until tender, sprinkle with Alfie's seasoning.
Cool mixture slightly.
In a bowl, whisk together, eggs, half and half, salt, pepper, and nutmeg.
Stir in 1 cup of cheese and mushroom mixture.
Pour into lightly buttered pie pan. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup of cheese over top.
Bake frittata until golden brown, and just cooked in the center, about 45 minutes.
Cool and serve.

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