Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Got a frittata?

What up?????

We came through the frost OK. I know you were all as worried as I was! ; ) I got up extra early to spray down my plants. The therm said we were at 34 degrees. That could have caused a freeze....but I did not notice any plant damage. Yee haw! Here's hoping we can get through the next month and a half without doing this many times.

So...I was making dinner the other night and was a bit tired of making the same old stuff.

Tacos? Check.

Egg sandwich? Check. (egg sandwiches do not count as breakfast food to me; I could eat these daily)

Then it occurred to me that I had a bunch of eggs in the fridge. We love breakfast for dinner at our house (see also egg sandwich)....omelets, French toast, bacon. It's a good way to get some protein, especially for the kids.

So, I made a frittata. Which is kind of like a quiche, but a little leaner and it takes less time.

You will need:
6 eggs
1-2T milk
filling--veggies, meat, potato, beans, etc.....whatever you like or have on hand!
1-2T olive oil
salt, pepper, garlic powder
1/2 c shredded cheese
oven proof skillet (or wrap your skillet handle in aluminum foil)

Set oven to broil. First, you will need to cook your veggies in olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste (you could add some cayenne pepper or Italian seasoning if you like also). If you are using frozen veggies, I would defrost in the  microwave first to cut down on cooking time. Anything fresh will take a little longer and you should cook it to desired tenderness.

I chose broccoli and cauliflower. I also threw in some farro, a rice-like grain.

Beat eggs in a bowl, adding milk. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Pour into the pan, making sure it reaches the edges. Cook 5-8 minutes over medium heat, until set at the edges. I jiggle the pan a bit to see if the edges are set and the middle is still a bit soft.

Add your cheese on top and put in the oven to broil. This will finish the cooking in the center and brown over the top of the frittata.

Remove when slightly browned over.

And there you go. Easy and a great way to use up leftover veggies or meat....and totally customizable. : )


Fred Reeder Jr. said...

Your post is the only one I've seen where the writer says, "What up?" and "Yee haw" in the same post.

I'm trying to determine if that's a compliment.

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

I really need to stop reading blogs on an empty stomach ... because eventually I happen upon a post like this and start salivating!

Not sure this fits into my "I Need to Lose 10 Pounds Before Summer" diet plan ...



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