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SWEET POTATO FRITTATA
1 medium sweet potato
1 sweet, mild onion such as Vidalia
1 green bell pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
3/4 cup sliced, julienned ham
Pepper to taste
Peel sweet potato; cut into 1/4-inch cubes. Blanch sweet potato cubes in boiling, unsalted water until tender, about 8 minutes. Drain and set aside.
Chop onion and green pepper. Heat oil in omelet pan. Sauté onion and green pepper until tender, about 2 minutes.
Stir in cooked sweet potatoes and ham. Sauté 1 minute.
Beat eggs and season with pepper. Put eggs into omelet pan with vegetables and stir with a fork. Cover pan and cook about 3 minutes to set egg.
Uncover and place pan under hot broiler until top of frittata is firm, about 1 minute.
Loosen with a rubber spatula and slide onto serving plate. Serve hot or at room temperature. Makes 4 servings.