If you'll recall, I made pork carnitas a couple of months ago and used them to make yummy tacos and sliders. I had leftover pork that I put in the freezer and pulled it out to make this fantastic pork carnitas skillet frittata with purple potatoes, shallots, cheese, black beans and salsa verde. This is a really unique brunch offering or a weeknight breakfast-for-dinner treat!
You'll be a Star if You Make this Pork Carnitas Skillet Frittata for Brunch
Frittatas make for an excellent brunch offering, especially if you kick it up a notch and add some not-so-common ingredients. This is super easy to make and a no-fuss way to feed a small group at brunch. You can easily add a simple side salad to this frittata and you're done! Let's breakdown the process.
Pork Carnitas are delicious and versatile!
Once you make my Pork Carnitas, it's truly the gift that keeps on giving. For starters, you can make awesome sliders and tacos with these fork-tender chunks of pork. Second, this pork freezes well so you can pull it out and make more awesome recipes with it, like the pork carnitas skillet frittata I'm sharing now.
One thing I've been trying to focus on is not just sharing a great recipe, but also finding as many ways to enjoy the recipe as possible. I did this with my recent Romesco Sauce recipe and with Bobby Flay's Pickled Red Onions. It's great to know how to make yummy things, but even better if you have a bunch of ways you utilize these recipes - especially if it's sauces and toppings.
If you are making a batch of pork carnitas, you might not be cooking for a big family or a roomful of dinner guests. You might only be cooking for two or three people. This can totally work to your advantage, because you can freeze the cooked meat and re-use it for other things. For example, making an awesome frittata!
I really love having ready-to-go food in my freezer and was thrilled when I remembered I had this pork on hand. It was a great way to re-purpose cooked food and took very little time to throw together.
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did. Taking the time to make delicious food for our loved ones is a way we can connect at the end of our days. Gathering around a table, without our cell phones and tablets, and sharing a meal is an important part of the human experience.