little kids and little frittatas

Williams-Sonoma Cooking Together Cookbook

To inspire creativity in cooks of all ages, author Erin Quon developed and taste-tested a medley of kid-pleasing recipes with an enthusiastic young chef: her five-year-old daughter, Tatum. The playful result is a cookbook featuring 37 delicious recipes that kids aged four to eight can prepare with just a little help from their favorite adults. Teaching children to cook as part of an efficient team, recipes are divided into grownup and kid-appropriate tasks that can be adapted to suit your child’s age and skill level. Whimsical illustrations and icons engage little cooks’ imaginations while helping them to clearly understand steps and ingredients. Recipe highlights include French toast skewers with blueberry sauce; mini burgers with sweet potato fries; apple-peanut butter pizzas; and frosty orange yogurt pops. (Source: Quon, Erin & Tatum. “Little Frittatas.” Recipe. Cooking Together: Williams-Sonoma. Menio Park: Oxmoor House, 2009. 19-20.)

My two year old granddaughter and 4 year old grandson made “Little Frittatas” on page 19.  Elmo came along for the fun!  The best part was enjoying our breakfast together.  This is the second thing we’ve made from “Cooking Together” cookbook and my grandchildren have loved both.  Check later for a post about Pizza Party where we made individual pizzas using a recipe from this same cookbook.

little frittatas
makes 12 mini frittatas
Olive Oil
2 tablespoons
Small baking potatoes
2, peeled and diced
Breakfast sausage
10-ounces, casings removed
large eggs
1/4 cup
grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup

-Preheat oven to 375 degree F.
-Line a 12-cup mini-muffin pan with paper liners.
-In a large frying pan over medium heat, warm the olive oil.  Add the potatoes and saute’ until they begin to soften, about 5 minutes.  Crumble in the sausage meat and cook, stirring often, until golden brown, about 6 minutes.  Remove from the heat and transfer to a bowl to cool slightly.
-In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk and cheese until blended.  Stir in the cooled sausage and potatoes.
-Scoop the mixture into the lined muffin cups, dividing it evenly.
-Bake until firm and doubled in size, 10-15 minutes.  Let cool slightly in the pan before serving.

OUR NOTES:  I had some southern hash browns on hand so we substituted those for the small baking potatoes.  This made it a little easier with small kids.  We used regular sausage instead of links.  I set the oven timer for 10 minutes and checked at 8 minutes.  The little frittatas were finished.  My advice…watch the baking time closely. 

Whisk eggs.

Fry sausage and potatoes in olive oil.

Take turns with the help of Elmo.

 Add milk and whisk some more.   

Scoop into lined muffin cups.  He did an awesome job!

Finished product!  They are yummy according
to my grandchildren.  I agree!