April 1, 2011

Leftover French Fry Fritatta

French fries are great when they are served alongside something, burgers and hotdogs would be the most common. However, what do you do when you have leftovers? Of course leftover burgers are no problem. They just disappear into my belly with tomorrow's lunch. 

Fries are a different story. They get soggy and gross when leftover and often make a quick trip to the garbage once the doggy bag gets home. However, as foodie, wasting food is pretty much a  big no-no. So the questions arises on what to do with them. 

Probably the easy solution is to simply place them on a baking sheet and re-bake them. Nothing fancy about it, but they never taste as good as when they come straight out of the fryer. You're also stuck trying to figure out what you can serve with these new fries. 

I basically used them as an excuse to clear our the fridge, and made a decently tasty dinner out of them. Don't expect it to be incredibly healthy or anything though, remember that this recipe did start from french fries. So I did the best I could. I figure the healthy veggies combat the greasy fries... but who really knows.  You may want to serve something alongside it, like a salad, or some veggies. But its a good way to use up some leftovers! Enjoy! 

Leftover French Fry Fritatta

French Fries - A handful or two
Onion - 1/2 diced
Celery - 1 stalk, chopped
Carrot - 1 large carrot, chopped
Red Pepper - 1/2, chopped
Jalapenos - 1 tbsp diced 
Ham - thin small slices
Eggs - 2
Cheese - 1/2 cup

Put a greased medium frying pan (oven safe) over medium high heat on the stove. Add the onion, celery, carrots and red peppers and cook for about 5 minutes, flipping occasionally. Add the french fries, ham and jalapenos and cook for another five, until the french fries are cooked through. 

In a small bowl, stir together the eggs and cheese. Add them to the fries and let sit until the eggs start to become solid on the edges. At this point, start the broiler in the oven. Place the frying pan in the oven until the top has become solid. 

Remove from the oven and flip the fritatta onto a plate. Serve with ketchup. 


  1. I have been known to chop up leftover fries and use them in omelets!! I can definitely get behind your fritatta idea. Good work not being wasteful.

  2. So i'm not crazy!! I'll have to try the omelet version myself!