Mediterranean Fig Frittata
If you’ve been following along with our recipes here at Go2Kitchens lately you will notice a trend, using amazing fresh ingredients to achieve unique and different flavor profiles, and today is no different. I have created a Mediterranean Fig Frittata or maybe I should say a FIG-ttata! Yes, I made a frittata with figs in it! I know it sounds a little out there, but trust me, this is such a great combo. I actually made this for some foodie friends who were visiting me from out of town and blew their mind! This is the recipe you want to pull out of your back pocket when you are looking to wow someone and give them something uncommon and delicious that they will always remember. This is a meal they will be talking about for years to come.
First, let’s discuss figs. Ah, that magical, tasty fruit that is so underutilized. They are sweet and plump with a complex flavor sometimes hinting at chocolate or caramel with a little crunch from the edible seeds. My fig of choice is from Valley Fig. Their figs thrive in the hot summers of California, soaking in all that sunshine. Not only are the figs tasty, but they provide your body with so many wonderful nutrients like potassium, magnesium, iron, B6, copper, and magnesium. Figs also have a good amount of fiber in them which helps rid the body of toxins and keeps things moving in the digestive tract. You can read more about the company and find out where to purchase figs near you on their website here.
While the figs provide a sweet flavor in this cook, prosciutto is complimenting that by bringing the salty, fatty goodness taste. I usually don’t like to promote or eat processed meats, but the prosciutto I choose at the store is the best quality and I only eat it now and again as a treat. Remember, the quality of your food matters so always buy the best that you can afford. You could also substitute bacon in place of the prosciutto as well. Here’s a tip for you, make sure you take your prosciutto out of the refrigerator a little before starting this cook so the meat won’t be completely chilled. You want it somewhere between cold and room temperature.
Lastly, I made this dish from start to finish with my spoontula. What’s a spoontula you’re asking? Well, it’s the BEST kitchen tool you will ever have! My dad and I invented the spoontula, it’s half wooden spoon and half spatula. This tool will stir, flip, spoon, scoop, scrape, whisk, or serve most anything you could ever want to cook in your kitchen! You can purchase one over on the homepage of my website www.go2kitchens.com for just $17.99! If you do purchase one, please tag me in all your social media pictures using it! I promise you will love it and it will be the last wooden “spoon” you’ll ever need.
Now let’s get moving on to this frittata recipe so you can taste the delightful sweet and salty flavors! This is one of those recipes that you will become known for when you start creating it for your friends and family. Don’t be surprised when people start requesting it or you hear “remember that frittata you made with figs?! Could you make it again?”
An easy dish to whip up, this frittata can be both elegant or rustic. It's perfect for breakfast, brunch, or even dinner and will wow your guests with it's sweet and salty taste. Pair it with a side salad or crusty bread as a quick, delicious meal.
- 5-6 slices Prosciutto sliced into long strips
- 1 cup mission figs sliced in half
- 8 eggs
- 1 tsp fresh thyme
- 1/2 cup feta cheese
- 1/2 tsp garlic salt
- 1 pinch black pepper
Preheat oven to 350
Warm up a cast iron skillet on medium and cook prosciutto. Set aside once done.
In a bowl, crack eggs and add thyme and feta cheese. Mix with a spoontula or wooden spoon. Blend only until yolks are incorporated, do not over mix.
Add garlic salt and black pepper. Mix again and pour egg mixture over the prosciutto in the cast iron skillet.
Place the skillet on the stovetop on medium heat to allow the middle of the frittata to cook. It will be ready when you start to see little bubbles on the edges of the frittata.
Gently place figs on the top of the frittata and place into the preheated oven for 15 minutes.
Make sure the frittata is cooked all the way through then cut and serve.
Blog Copy By Marci West, Recipe by Leslie Nance