My fiance loves his breakfasts on Sunday. I was going to wake up early and make the pancakes that the Barefoot Bloggers group is making this week, but I couldn't get my butt out of bed. So as usual I was scrambling in the afternoon, TRYING to put together a nice omelette. Unfortunately, since I did not wake up early, I did not go grocery shopping, so I had very basic veggies to work with. Plus my fiance is very picky about his veggies in eggs: no tomatoes, no green or red peppers, blah blah balh. I figured a frittata was perfect for this! For my frittatas I always blend them with some cream cheese or sour cream in my Magic Bullet , it makes the eggs fluffier and it raises in the pan when you broil it, almost like a souffle. I figured I would whip up so much air into those eggs that he wouldn't even know what was in it. And that's exactly what happened. He loved it!
I love broiling the fritatta because it gets perfectly cooked on top and the cheese gets all melty and gooey.
Clean Out the Fridge Frittata
2 eggs 1 tablespoon sour cream 1/2 onion, chopped 2 large pieces grilled eggplant (or any other leftover veggies) 2 scallions, sliced 4 pieces of turkey bacon, rouchly diced 2 slices of Swiss Cheese olive oil salt and pepper to taste
1. In a non-stick pan pour enough olive oil to cover the bottom. 2. Add in all your vegetables and turkey bacon and saute on medium to high heat, until slight color develops, about 10 minutes. 3. While veggies are cooking, whip together eggs, sour cream and salt and pepper in a blender or mixer; blend for about 45 seconds or until frothy. 4. Add in eggs to the vegetable mix and turn off heat. Top with cheese. 5. Place under broiler until top has melted and all of the eggs are cooked. Enjoy!
Years ago, I followed my dreams and went to culinary school. I went to culinary school to continue the dream that my mother and I always shared: to open up a deli or cafe somewhere and call it our own. Whether that cafe will ever open is still up in the air...but my cooking and my love for food I owe to my mother...and in a way this blog is dedicated to her...I only hope that I can inspire other women with this blog the way my mother inspired me...With her love for food passed onto me, I quickly became a food snob after culinary school. Today, a house, a husband' (and his stomach),and an up and coming business keeps me busy enough without all my gourmet concoctions! But, no matter how busy I am, I still go to my kitchen and cook to retain my sanity. Prehaps this is a way I connect to my mother...but cooking is the only thing that truely soothes my soul. My recent transformation has led me to belive that sometimes you just have to Keep It Simple Stupid...and Cook!
I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead - not sick, not wounded - dead. ~Woody Allen
Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside. ~Mark Twain
Great food is like great sex. The more you have the more you want. ~Gael Greene
Tell me what you eat, I'll tell you who you are. ~Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
And, of course, the funniest food of all, kumquats. ~George Carlin
Avoid fruit and nuts. You are what you eat. ~Jim Davis
The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you're hungry again. ~George Miller
Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all. ~Harriet van Horne
Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon. ~Doug Larson
I didn't fight my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian. ~Anonymous
But those aren't the flavors. That'd make too much sense. Apple and pear, according to Dr. Phil, are body types the bars are made for. Hey, I've got some advice. If you look like an apple or a pear, eat an apple or a pear! [On Dr. Phil's energy bars. ~Lewis Black