Tortilla-Crusted Veggie and Sausage Fritata

cindy sandberg


This is a good one! I came up with this after seeing a recipe for a fritata eaten on a tortilla. I figured why not go even further with that concept and actually cook the fritata ON the tortilla to form a crust. I added fire-roasted veggies and smoked sausage and it was GOOD! You don't HAVE to roast the veggies first, but the extra few minutes of effort sure yields a lot of extra flavor. I'll give instructions for roasting the veggies, if desired, at the end of the recipe.

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15 Min


10 Min


1 tsp
olive oil(or other)
corn tortilla
small-med. green chili(or whatever pepper you like), chopped
1/4 c
fresh sweet corn(or frozen)
1/4 c
diced zucchini
eggs, lightly beaten
salt and pepper
smoked sausage link, sliced
2-3 Tbsp
shredded cheese

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat broiler
Put the oil in a small skillet and tilt the pan to coat the bottom and sides. Heat over med-high heat til hot.
Add the tortilla and cook until starting to get brown and crispy on bottom.
Pour the beaten egg over the tortilla and tilt pan to spread evenly.
Scatter on the prepared veggies, salt and pepper to taste and cook until egg is getting close to set on top.
Layer on the sliced sausage and sprinkle with cheese. Then pop under the broiler for 2-4 min. until cheese is bubbly and egg is set.
***If you wish to roast your veggies, here's what you do: Stick the whole chili right on the burner of your stove. Let it get charred on one side then continue rotating it until all sides are charred. Pop it in a paper sack while you deal with the rest of your veggies. Take your ear of corn and place it on the burner. You only need to char one or two sides of the ear as you only need 1/4 c. total. After the corn is charred, cut it off the cob. Slice about three med-thick slices of zucchini and, once again, pop it right on the burner to char on both sides. Dice it up. Now your chili should be read...take it out of the bag and just rub the skin off with your fingers. dice it up.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Eggs, Other Appetizers, Pork
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy