Make a meal with all of the scrumptious flavours Ontario has to offer this summer! Many delicious fruits and vegetables are in season right now. There is no better way to get your family involved with their food then to have them help prepare the meal!
Pick up a delicious cut of Ontario pork at your local butcher and pair it with what you have been growing in your garden. If you don’t have a garden, why not wander down to a farmer’s market and pick up some local produce? Kids are more likely to try new foods if they get to help in the preparation. Let them pick out some vegetables and maybe you will get to try something new as well.
If you don’t even know where to start, try out this delicious recipe for a Bacon and Potato Frittata. Mix up the veggies with anything that looks good at the farmer’s market. This dish is great for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
Bacon and Potato Frittata
Yield: Serves 6
Cooking Time: 35 minutes
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
8 oz (250 g) mini red potatoes, quartered
1 cup (250 mL) sodium reduced chicken broth
2 tsp (10 mL) canola oil
3 slices Ontario peameal back bacon, diced (about 4 oz/125 g total)
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1 small zucchini, diced
1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped roasted red peppers
2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped fresh oregano
1/4 tsp (1 mL) freshly ground black pepper
2 egg whites
- In 8 inch (20 cm) ovenproof non-stick skillet, bring potatoes to boil with broth. Reduce heat, cover and cook for about 8 minutes or until potatoes are tender but firm. Remove potatoes and broth to bowl.
- Return skillet to medium high heat; add oil. Cook, bacon, onions and zucchini for about 5 minutes or until bacon is cooked through. Return potatoes and broth to skillet with red peppers, oregano and black pepper; cook, stirring for 4 minutes.
- Whisk together eggs and egg whites until well combined. Gently pour egg mixture into skillet all over potatoes, lifting mixture for eggs to reach bottom. Let cook for about 3 minutes or until edges are set. Place skillet in 400 F (200 C) preheated oven for about 12 minutes or until golden brown on top and knife inserted in centre comes out clean.