Fake Fancy Eggs: AKA Vegetable Frittata


I love Sunday brunch. I love getting up late, cooking in my PJ’s, eating in my PJ’s and taking a post -brunch nap in my PJ’s.  One of my favorite easy brunch recipes is a frittata – or Italian omelette. You basically mix up eggs, milk and seasoning and throw whatever you have on hand into the mix, pour it into a pan and bake in the oven.  It is far less fussy than a traditional French omelette that requires folding (something I have never learned to do well). The result is a beautifully browned egg dish that looks like this:



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(c) Lorri Brown













For the filling, I used leftover roasted cauliflower and broccoli along with fresh green peppers and onions that I chopped and then heated in the microwave for a minute to soften. If you have ham or cooked breakfast sausage or any other meat of choice, you can throw that in as well. To make our Fake Fancy Eggs even fancier, we eat them doused in green Tabasco sauce or a spicy Chili Sriracha (Japanese ketchup).



6 eggs
I cup of milk
3/4 cup of chopped vegetables
1 cup of shredded cheese
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Spray your cast iron skillet or baking pan with cooking spray.
  3. Mix eggs and milk in a bowl
  4. Cook vegetables on high for one minute or so in the microwave, until softened (not mushy)
  5. Add vegetables and shredded cheese to egg mixture.
  6. Pour mix into your prepared pan
  7. Bake for 20 minutes, rotate pan, bake for another 15-20 minutes (depending on your oven,)
  8. Let sit for a five minutes, slice and serve!

Do you have a favorite brunch recipe?

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