Another fridge-forage-to-fantastic dinner is the frittata (or the tortilla, omelet, quiche, whatever your egg based pleasure.) The one I made here was a minimal effort / maximum forgiveness model. I started by rooting around for bits of things that needed to be used. I came up with a corner of onion and some asparagus.
There was also a very small chunk of pepper jack that didn't make the cut when I was making the odd lots macaroni and cheese. I grabbed the cheddar while I was in there, because who doesn't like cheese? (That is not a sincere question. I am sure there are cheese loathers out there, I just don't particularly want to associate with them. So don't answer unless you have an interesting reasons for wanting to make me carry a grudge against someone. Then you can answer.)
Seriously, be free with the ingredients.
1 baking potato
1/2 C grated cheese
stuff to stick in it
I used, asparagus, onion, cherry tomatoes and bacon. I've made it with crumbled sausage before, too which is super yummy. Mushrooms are also tasty.
salt and pepper.
In a medium high pan, cook off any meat products. Cook them thoroughly until done, set aside and then pour off any excess fat. Then add your onion or garlic product. If you're using mushrooms or another veggie which can be sauteed in a pan, feel free to add it now too. Use a smidge of oil and cook until the onions are translucent and whatever veggies you're using are mostly done. (I roasted the tomatoes and asparagus in a toaster oven at 350 for about 20-25 minutes).
pommes anna. I layered this over the onion, but if you have a lot of chunky veggies you can pour all of it off into a bowl for now and then set down the potatoes.
Sprinkle the top of your potatoes liberally with salt and pepper. Cover the pan and let cook for 12 minutes. If your pan is too hot, turn it down, you do not want hard potatoes and if you put this over your onions, you don't want burnt onions. While the potatoes are cooking, whisk your eggs together in a large bowl. Right when the potatoes are finished, toss your veggies in with your eggs. Then pour all of it over the potatoes. Use a spatula to sort of mush it around so there's even coverage. Then sprinkle on your meat.