Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Family Recipe: Frittatta in Pyrex

As you probably remember, i like to cook my frittattas in an oven safe pan. I start it on the stove and finish it in the oven. That's just great when you're serving two as a main course or 4 as a side dish. Not as good when you're cooking dinner for your little family plus your parents while you stay as a guest in their barn for several weeks until you find a job.......    In other words: you need enough to feed everyone and keep them happy! I tweeked my recipe slightly, omitted any hot spices to accommodate my Yankee of a mother, and used the last full dozen eggs from our last 2 hens that we left in Austin.

Fritatta in a Dish/Casserole/Pyrex/Lasagna Pan:
  • 1 dozen eggs (from our hens in Austin)
  • 1 crown broccoli
  • 1 sweet onion, 1 red onion (from our Austin garden)
  • Generous spoonful ricotta cheese
  • Plenty of garlic (from our Austin garden)
  • Salt, pepper
  • Dried spices: smoked paprika, thyme
  • Fresh basil
  • 2 potatoes
Nuke the potatoes some. Meanwhile saute the onions with the dried herbs, salt and pepper and a splash chicken stock. As they begin to soften add the garlic (and lots of jalapenos if you're not serving my mother) and broccoli- chopped in uniformish pieces. Meanwhile scramble the eggs and ricotta, plus fresh herbs and more salt if you desire adding a splash of water or milk. Slice the mostly cooked potatoes thinly and line the bottom of a greased casserole dish. Top with the warm and perfectly (to your taste) sauteed veggies and top all with the egg mixture. You may wish to sprinkle some shredded cheese on the top as well. Bake at 375 for 20+ minutes or until the eggs puff and are cooked throughout.

Slice into four sections for the perfect 3 egg meal. Great with a salad or all by itself: you've got all the protein and veggies you need for dinner. Add some sausage/bacon/ground meat for extra protein if you have meat lovers with you.

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