Kraft Dinner Frittata

A friend had asked me for some recipes that would be good for someone on a shoe-string budget. I’ve been practicing a few and thought I’d post them in my recipe section. Later, I remembered I don’t have a recipe section, so I’ll post it here until such time as I get off my lazy ass and set one up. I’m going to devote several recipes to that curious stuff known in Canada as Kraft Dinner. Here’s my latest treat, Kraft Dinner Frittata:

  • 2 TBS margarine
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 Pkg. Kraft Dinner
  • 1 TBS Parmesan cheese
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • fresh oregano and/or fresh basil, chopped fine
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped

Boil the KD noodles as per instructions, and drain, but do not add cheese, milk, or margarine. Meanwhile, in a large skillet (preferably a cast-iron one) sauté the onion and celery in the margarine over medium heat, until the onion becomes soft and translucent. Reduce heat, and stir in the noodles, gently flattening the mound out.
Mix the eggs and all other ingredients in a bowl and whisk briskly until the cheese is fully dissolved, and the eggs are foamy. Pour the mixture over the noodles, making sure all parts are covered. — the pan should still be hot enough to cause the bottom layer to set. Reduce heat to a simmer, and cover the top. Let stand for 20-30 minutes, and if the frittata is set enough, flip it to cook the top. If you’re using a cast-iron skillet, top with cheese, and put under the broiler for about 5-10 minutes, or until the top is browned.