Monday, April 4, 2011

Guest Recipe: Fritatta

Fritatta. The word that cannot be spelled. It's a great weeknight, last minute or planned ahead dinner. If you have chickens, you should have fritatta. With so many variations possible, it's hard to write or follow a hard and fast recipe, but thanks to Some Kinda Chef for the inspiration for last Friday's version:
  • Locally caught wild Hog sausage
  • Kale and broccoli greens from my garden
  • 8 eggs from my hens
  • Splash raw milk from Stryk Dairy
  • Herbs from the garden 
  • Salt, pepper, smoked paprika
  • Habanero and cayenne, frozen and dried respectively from the garden
  • Garlic
  • Onions from the garden
  • Cheese

Some Kinda Chef recommended sauteeing bacon with the onions and garlic then transferring to a pie dish, layering in the following ingredients on top. I prefer to use the same saute pan for the baking, so i did things a little differently:
  1. Fry or sautee (whatever you want to call it) the sausage (or ham or bacon or whatever) with chopped onions, fresh herbs and garlic until the sausage is decently cooked and the onions are softening. 
  2. Meanwhile, beat the eggs with milk, salt, pepper, paprika and any other spices you want. 
  3. Top the meat and onions with chopped greens, reduce heat to mediumish and cover until the greens are wilted. 
  4. Pour egg mixture over the greens.
  5. Sprinkle the cheese on top and bake at 365ish for 25ish minutes, until eggs are puffy, cooked through and the cheese is browning.

I usually make a potato 'crust' at the bottom and so feared this dish wouldn't be that filling. Boy, howdy was i wrong! I got stuffed with less than half of this baby, and the hubby agreed: delicious!

Thanks to all my readers who submitted recipes to my call for recipes! I got some great ideas. Stay tuned for an extra special post tomorrow: i'm hosting a giveaway for a super duper product from Season's Gleanings, a card company that utilizes homegrown veggies to create beautiful artwork. As a tease, check out her blog then head back tomorrow to enter to win a set of cards!

This post is part of the Simple Lives Thursday blog hop!

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