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Engineering Recipes: Bacon and Spinach Frittata


Fluffy, Crunchy, Breakfast-y for any time of the Day

We flood ourselves every Christmas with traditional dishes such as oven-baked hams, chestnuts roasted on an open fire, and hot chocolate that warms up your nose. Although yuletide carols may be played off Pandora, good homemade dishes can still be made from the comfort of your home.

Although almost everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe will definitely help make any meal bright, sometimes tiny tater tots, all aglow in the oven, will make any meal seem right.

Even with Santa on his way with loads of toys and goodies on his sleigh, every mother’s child and hungry college student should try to see if this dish will make your Christmas spirits high.

And so I’m offering this simply phrase, to kids from one to ninety-two, although it’s been said many times and many ways, good eats are surely easy to make. It’s true.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 5-6 people


• 6-8 Eggs, depending on the size of the pan

• 5-6 Strips of Bacon, feel free to go Epic Meal Time and add more

• ½ Cup of Spinach

• 1 Teaspoon of Butter

• 1/8 Cup of Milk, optional

• The milk will help create a fluffier and aerated texture

• 1/4 Cup of Cheese, your choice

• The cheese will help bind the frittata together, but can be omitted if you wish

• Salt and Pepper


• Cut the bacon into thin slices and set aside.

• In a large bowl, mix together all the ingredients, except the butter and bacon.


• In a nonstick and oven-proof pan, place in bacon and butter at medium-high heat and sauté it for a couple of minutes. (If you do not have an oven-proof pan, wrap the handle of the pan in aluminum foil before placing it in the oven)

• After the bacon has sufficiently cooked, pour in egg mixture and constantly stir until the egg mixture has started to set at the bottom and become sufficiently cooked about halfway through. This will take about 4-6 minutes depending on how many eggs you used.

• Set your oven to broil and place the pan in for about 3-5 minutes until the mixture becomes golden brown and set inside. Use a toothpick or fork to check.

This recipe is simply a breeze to make, and the red and green ingredients add an air of Christmas feel on a wintery morning at home. Feel free to use other ingredients and experiment with this recipe as it is quite easy to make and goes well with some fresh biscuits or next to a dollop of mashed potatoes and ham.

Happy holidays, and we’ll see you next semester with more delicious recipes and wonderful tips of the trade. As always, engineer those recipes and you always have time for good eats!

by Romer Jed Medina

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