[College prepares you for a lot of things – like binge drinking competitions – but one thing it does not teach you is how to cook. At least how to cook things that require more than 30 seconds in the microwave.
But cooking your own meals means healthier eating, more money in your bank account, and the gratification that comes from making something with your hands. Everyone here at CollegeCandy loves to cook, so we’re going to bring you our favorite (and easy) recipes every Sunday. Because it’s a lazy day and you’ve got nothing better to than cook, right? Right.]
Frittata’s are a personal favorite because they’re insanely fast (10 minutes tops), super-easy (if you can stir, you’re set), can take pretty much whatever you have hanging around the fridge (baking soda – not recommended) and makes it look like you have actual cooking skill. Bonus points for giving it a fancy sounding name!
I am kinda infatuated (OK, not kinda…) with this frittata because it is a totally healthy, totally acceptable way to eat pizza in the morning. And who doesn’t love pizza in the morning? These ingredients make my favorite version, but you could substitute just about any leftovers or canned goods you have.
Makes 2 servings
A handful of pepperoni – chopped
1 small can of mushrooms
1 small can of chopped black olives
4 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon butter (for pan)
Crack eggs in a bowl and stir until combined, then mix in all ingredients. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. When butter is melted, pour egg mixture into pan and let cook for 2-3 minutes. Flip frittata over to cook top for another 2-3 minutes. (Depending on your level of culinary prowess, you can either flip this all in one piece using two spatulas, cut in half to flip, or just stick it in a 350 degree oven for 3-4 minutes.)
TaDa! Almost instant meal! Enjoy with a cup of coffee (or whatever form of caffeine you have lying around) some toast and you are good to go.