The Six O'Clock Shit Show (Bacon and Mushroom Frittata) - Sweet Potato Chronicles - Sweet Potato Chronicles

The Six O'Clock Shit Show (Bacon and Mushroom Frittata)

If you think that work­ing on a blog about cook­ing for your fam­ily is some kind of insur­ance against a din­ner time dis­as­ter you would be wrong, my friends, so very wrong. More often than I'd like to admit, I real­ize at 4:30 that noth­ing has been taken out of the freezer that morn­ing and I stand with the fridge open hop­ing that a meal will some­how be look­ing back at me. Broc­coli, tomato paste, left­over brown rice? Hor­ri­ble bowl of mush that no one will eat. But, broc­coli, cheese, left­over brown rice equals Laura's awe­some bake from last week! It's like a game of Tetrus, except if I lose I've got grumpy chil­dren to deal with.

I apol­o­gize in advance to our Amer­i­can fol­low­ers, as I know that this is of no help to you right now because of the giant egg recall but I find eggs can almost always get you out of this bind. In real dire straights I think scram­bled eggs sprin­kled with grated cheese, whole­wheat toast and some cru­dite on the side is a per­fectly good din­ner. But last week I looked in the fridge at 5:15 and saw eggs, mush­rooms, bacon = frit­tata! Obvi­ously you can put just about any­thing in a frit­tata — sauteed or left­over veg­eta­bles, diced meat from the night before, toma­toes — as long as you have cheese. I don't want to know about a frit­tata that doesn't have cheese. I found this one par­tic­u­larly sat­is­fy­ing to make as it only required one pan and one bowl. The kitchen was clean before we sat down to eat.

Bacon and Mush­room Frittata

1/2 good qual­ity bacon chopped into 1" pieces
1 medium onion  chopped
10 or so crem­ini mush­rooms sliced
1 tea­spoon of fresh or dried thyme
6 eggs
salt and pep­per
1 cup grated cheese (I used half parme­san, half gruyere but save your soul and go with what you've got)


Pre­heat the oven to 400 degrees

Using a pan that can go in the oven, sautee the bacon over medium heat. until it starts to crisp. Add the onions and let them just begin to soften. Add the mush­rooms and thyme and stir every so often until it's all soft.

Whisk the eggs until they're frothy. Add a small pinch of salt and pep­per. Gen­tly pour the eggs over the veg­eta­bles and bacon in the pan. Sprin­kle the grated cheese on top.

When the bot­tom is set but the top is still wet, put the pan in the oven for about 10 min­utes until the frit­tata is puffy and golden.



  1. Lesa says:

    This is one of the post names on the blog.

  2. Ceri says:

    Do you mean an ear­lier post?

  3. Lesa says:

    No way, six o'clock shit show all the way

  4. Ceri says:

    Oh! Did you mean to say best names? We're think­ing of start­ing a reg­u­lar col­umn! Glad you like it!

  5. {meant to be} MAMA says:

    Ha ha! Love it, we encounter the shit show at least once a week at our house! Thanks for the recipe, it sounds delicious!!

  6. Ceri says:

    I should have thrown this out in the post: What do you all make when the Six O'Clock Show comes to your house?

  7. Jilly Bean says:

    Like the 5 o'clock shit-show! lol Frit­tata looks delish!

  8. Joyce says:

    Sim­ple yet a real show-stopper!

  9. Ces says:


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