Saturday, October 29, 2016

Frittata weekends

Weekday mornings are rushed, like they are for most people. I get up early enough, but it never seems like I can get all the things done I need to in that hour before I leave for work. As a result, breakfast is usually a quick cereal, or an egg slapped on the griddle and then mashed between two pieces of toast or bread for a sandwich I can gobble on the way to the car.

So on Saturday and Sunday I like to take my time and enjoy. On Sundays I make pancakes, and Saturdays I make an egg dish.

The last two Saturdays I made frittata. This is like an omelet, but not folded over. It's a crustless egg dish cooked on the stove top and usually finished under the broiler. It differs from a quiche because the eggs are not baked in a pie, and it differs from scrambled because you leave the eggs alone.  As mentioned, it differs from an omelet because you don't flip it or fold it. It's open faced, as it were.

Last week was roasted peppers and Sriracha sauce frittata.

Today was a tomato, roasted scallion, and Romano cheese frittata. I was roasting some whole peppers in the oven and I threw in the scallions I had. When they came out they were so crunchy-good I decided to use a few on the frittata.

The key to frittata is to leave it alone, cook it slowly, and it's done when the top is no longer liquid. You can put it under the broiler at the end of you want, to cook the last bit of liquid and to brown the edges.

This week's frittata is thicker because above, I used only one egg, my usual method. Today I used two, because the eggs were small.

It should slide off the pan onto your plate easily. You can have any side dish with a frittata that you usually have when you eat eggs. Today I had toast. Since the oven was on I popped the buttered bread into the oven to use some of that nice heat. Remember, frugal.

It's a nice way to start your weekend off, preparing a civilized breakfast. As the frittata was cooking I went outside into the predawn to video the wayward rooster. His cockle-doodle-do-ing sometimes comes out whole and sometimes he cuts it off in what sounds like a chicken coughing fit. Today we had a nice cardinal, warblers, and the rooster waking up the day.


Grace to You said...

That looks yummy!

Anonymous said...

I like frittatas. It's all the best of an omelette without the impending disaster.

"Chicken coughing fit" - that is a hilarious description of your neighboring rooster's call.


Anonymous said...

Wow, that sounds delicious. I like the pretty pink plate. A civilized breakfast is a good idea.

Sandra Lloyd said...

I forgot to tell you in my note I sent, how much I love this blog besides your End Time one. It is so pleasant to read about your "quiet life" that you live with the Lord in your sweet little apartment. I remember when I was single and lived briefly in a similar space and to this day, when I think about it, I feel warm and cozy. When you are a person who loves and needs solitude, the prospect of a space like that is delicious. These days so many people can't stand to be alone. I guess, being we know the Lord, we are never alone even when we are not around other people. I love the little tidbits you share about recipes, and your descriptions of the changing scenes around you and on your drive to work, which remind me of a poem my grandma wrote about the scene from her "picture window". Itch looked out over her sloping back yard in West Virginia. She wrote about the scenes as the seasons changed. I was so pleased with what you wrote in the card you sent. So happy the items gave you a smile. You touch more lives than you probably ever imagined! I think you should write your autobiography. I know I would read it. You've lived an interesting life and your gift with words (as well as the Word), is just a joy!

Elizabeth Prata said...

Thank you Sandra!! Sometimes I think that writing on this blog would be boring for people and the little tidbits aren't interesting enough, but then a comment like yours comes along and spurs me!

We've had months and months of absolutely no rain, and we're at the highest drought level, 'Extreme". Yesterday we got a bit of rain which I was grateful for! But though the sprinkles lasted a few hours, it wasn't enough to green up the grass or stop the sad wilt of the bushes. It's pretty sad to see such brown and drooping vegetation.

On the plus side, it finally cooled off. We'd been having temps into the 80s through the first week of November, all the way since last May. Finally it cooled down, enough to cook! I roasted a bunch of veggies yesterday, lol.

Your jewelry is gorgeous. I wore the right right away and one of the ladies who loves jewelry and notices it on people commented how pretty the ring was. I told her what you'd written in the card. She was impressed.

Sandra Lloyd said...

Aww!That makes me happy!😂
Wow I knew GA was hot but huge difference here in VA. We had our first frost last night!