Monday, September 5, 2011
Tonight's dinner was a frittata. This one of those standby recipes for nights that I don't feel like cooking. I turn the oven onto broil to heat up. If you don't have a broiler, you could bake it at 400 degrees but it will take longer to cook. I use a fry pan (cast iron or metal) that is oven-proof.
I start by cooking a couple of sausages in a little oil. These were from Flannigan's in Lakefield and were flavoured with sun-dried tomatoes. They were excellent. I always use eggs, cheese, cream, potato and onion but the other vegetables and herbs vary depending upon what's in the fridge. Next I peeled and finely cubed a red potato. Once the sausages were browned, I took them out and cut them in chunks while I started to cook the potato. Once the potato started to brown, I added the sausage back in.
Next I chopped up a couple of tablespoons of onion, half a red pepper and 5 mushrooms. Once the potato started to soften, I added the other vegetables in.
While they cooked a little, I broke 6 eggs into a bowl and whisked them with a 1/4 cup of cream, 1/2 cup of cheese and chopped dill and parsley. Season with salt and pepper and pour into the pan. Gently cook until the bottom sets. Then sprinkle another 1/2 cup cheese on top and put it under the broiler. It took about 10 minutes to set and be puffed and browned on top.
I served it with some cherry tomatoes, coleslaw and salmon pasta salad. It was a satisfying, simple supper for my Labour Day. The summer is over and fall starts now with back to school and work...