Frito Frittata

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I know what you’re thinking. Gross.

Well, you’re wrong.

Even though this frittata sounds nothing like it’s classic savory egg big brother, I’m here to tell you it’s freaking awesome. Even I was skeptical about the Frito baked, tabasco loaded meaty breakfast. And then I took my first bite. And after the searing burns on my tongue calmed down, I took another. I was in love. Impressed. And shocked by how well this all came together.

I get that the ingredients sound weird, but it works.

Trust me.

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Frito Frittata

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From: Rachael Ray Magazine April 2013


  • 3 tbs butter
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1/2 small red pepper, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 cup sliced cooked sausage
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 small ripe vine tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 2 tbs cilantro, chopped
  • About 1 1/2 cups Fritos corn chips, I went bold with chili cheese flavor
  • 10 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tbs Tabasco
  • 4 oz monteray jack cheese, diced


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F
  • In a large ovenproof skillet, heat the butter over medium heat until melted. Add the onion, pepper, and garlic and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add the sausage and cook, stirring often, until heated through. Add the tomato and cilantro. Right before adding the eggs, sprinkle in the fritos.
    Meanwhile, whisk the eggs with the tabasco and pour into the skillet. Cook until the bottom of the eggs is just starting to set. Sprinkle with cheese.,
  • Carefully, place the skillet in the oven. Bake until fluffy and set, 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool a few minutes before slicing and serving.

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  1. emily willingham says:

    when do you put the fritos in? or are they just sprinkled on top?? the recipe doesn’t say.

  2. I was not thinking gross at all! I was thinking totally genius! Looks amazing, Kita!

  3. You must not know me at all cause there’s no way I was thinking gross 😉

  4. Whoa. I’m NOT thinking gross. I’m thinking that I choose my friends well.

  5. Mother of pearl.

    There’s nothing more to say.


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