June, 2005 - Joanne

Fritatta Recipe

(Crustless Egg Pie)

30 minutes or Less - Frittata
Eggs*
Splash of Milk
Filling**
Salt & Pepper to taste.
Cheese (optional)

Preheat oven to 375°F
Arrange vegetables in layers in a lightly buttered baking pan or pie dish.

Beat 4 eggs with a little milk (about ¼c). Pour eggs over vegetables. If it doesn’t completely cover the pan add beaten eggs in 2s until there is egg everywhere in the pan. It doesn’t have to completely the vegetables but there should be enough egg that you can’t see the bottom of the pan anywhere. The egg should completely surround the fillings. You may sprinkle cheese over the top.

Bake in preheated oven for about 12-25 mins depending on the size of pan and amount of egg – the egg should be completely set, about 180F on an instant-read thermometer.


*4-18 eggs depending on size of pan and quantity of vegetables. Make sure you have a dozen eggs and crack 4 to start… When I use a pie plate I usually use 8 eggs. If I use a large oval baking dish it’s 18.

**Great Filling Ingredients:
  •  Pre-cooked spinach drained & squeezed dry (or swiss chard or other greens – you can even use frozen)
  •  Peas (lightly sauteed or steamed or frozen and thawed)
  •  Chunks or grated cheese
  •  Cut up Olives
  •  Cut up Ham (pre-cooked)
  •  Cooked and crumbled bacon
  •  Pre-cooked sausage (sliced or crumbled)
  •  Steamed or leftover vegetables (sauce-less is better)
  •  Carmelized Onions
  •  Fresh Herbs
  •  Potatoes (Cooked and sliced)
September, 2005 - Joanne



A Fritatta variant with Seabeans

Here are some photos of a quick upside down frittata I made with Sea Beans (also known as Samphire) and Potatoes. Sea Beans are notoriously salty so a little goes a long while - but here paired with Potatoes and Eggs their flavor and crunch come through and make a great frittata. We could have eaten this on its own but we had small slices of it instead as an accompaniment to Wild Salmon.

This "frittata" was cooked on the stovetop only. It's made with some cut-up leftover baked potatoes, some baby zucchini from our garden, a small red onion and about 6 eggs (with about a tsp of water added to them).

Butter and olive oil are added to a pan over med heat and the potatoes and onions and zucchini are added and left to slightly caramelize. Then the seabeans are tossed in and around. Then the eggs are poured overtop. When the eggs set you flip the whole thing over onto a plate.



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