Green Chiles and Goat Cheese Frittata

Pairs Well With

Serves 4


2 large Anaheim chiles or poblano peppers, about ½ pound

8 large eggs, lightly beaten

1 green onion, white and pale green part only, thinly sliced

3/4 teaspoon salt

Freshly ground black pepper

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

2 ounces fresh, rindless goat cheese  

¼ avocado, sliced, for garnish

Cilantro sprigs, for garnish


Preheat the broiler. Put the chiles on a foil-lined baking sheet and broil about 6 inches from the flame until blackened all over, about 7 minutes. Cool, peel and remove the seeds. Dice neatly.

Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 375°F. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, chiles, green onion, salt and several grinds of black pepper.

Heat a 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the egg mixture and stir briefly, if necessary, to distribute the chiles evenly. Reduce the heat to medium-low and let cook without stirring until the frittata begins to set around the edges but is still liquid in the center, about 7 minutes. Put about 1 dozen small nuggets of goat cheese on top, spacing them evenly and using all the cheese.

Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake until the surface is just firm to the touch, 7 to 8 minutes. Remove the skillet from the oven (be careful — the handle will be hot), run a rubber spatula around the edge of the frittata to loosen it, then slide it out onto a platter or cutting board. Serve warm. Just before serving, garnish with avocado and cilantro sprigs.