Instant Pot Crispy Frittata Florentine

I don’t normally think “crispy” when I think of my Instant Pot (get yours here: https://amzn.to/2QlkaDf), but this recipe is a delicious exception. Crispy potatoes and bacon combine with fluffy eggs for a perfect texture balance you will love.

It’s all thanks to the Sauté function. Rendering the bacon yields just enough fat to cook the potatoes to crispy perfection. Then, pressure-cooking the eggs on the low pressure setting yields a light and fluffy result you just can’t get from conventional methods.

Frittata is an egg-based Italian dish, similar to an omelet, but with fillings mixed into the eggs rather than folded in the center. Florentine refers to dishes containing spinach. The spinach in this dish gives it an extra boost of nutrition and color, but your vegetable-hater will hardly know its there when it’s surrounded with crispy bacon and potatoes.

The best part? This marvelous meal is on the table in only 25 minutes, leaving only one pot to clean up!

 This marvelous meal is on the table in only 25 minutes.


Ingredients:

  • 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 cups frozen hash browns
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 tbsp half and half (or milk)
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2/3 cup fresh spinach, finely chopped

Instructions:

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, half and half and spices. Stir in spinach and set aside.
  2. Using the display panel select the SAUTE function. Add chopped bacon to the Instant Pot and cook until crisp.
  3. Using a slotted spoon, remove bacon to a paper towel-lined plate.
  4. Add frozen hash browns in an even layer and brown, without stirring, 6-8 minutes.
  5. Drizzle with oil, then turn the hash browns in sections. Cook without stirring an additional 4-6 minutes.
  6. Turn the pot off by selecting CANCEL. Remove hash browns to a plate, leaving any remaining drippings.
  7. Pour in egg mixture and use a wooden spoon to scrape the brown bits from the bottom of the pot.
  8. Return the hash browns to the pot and fold in gently, then sprinkle cooked bacon evenly over the top.
  9. Secure the lid, making sure the vent is closed.
  10. Using the display panel select the MANUAL function*. Use the +/- keys and program the Instant Pot for 1 minute and adjust to LOW PRESSURE.
  11. When the time is up, quick-release the remaining pressure. Cut frittata into wedges and serve warm.

*The MANUAL and PRESSURE COOK buttons are interchangeable.