after yesterday’s “debbie downer” post, i needed a pick-me-up and a little comfort food, so i got in the kitchen and started cooking. i love being in the kitchen and it is one of the ways i find a bit of solace if things are not going my way.
i needed a frittata. or, as jack jack puts it, “a fluffy egg pie.”
it’s a “kitchen sink” dish. last night, i put one together with some of the spring vegetables i had in the fridge. you can put anything into this. my best friend often does potatoes and bacon. i’ve used prosciutto, bacon, spinach, tomatoes, eggplant…you name it.
last night i used corn, asparagus, garlic, bell pepper, tomatoes and mushrooms.
so, here is my comfort food frittata
any veg you have on hand (see above what i used last night.)
1/4 cup milk or half and half
cheese of your choice. last night i used goat cheese
salt and pepper to taste
herbs of choice. i use mostly thyme and parsley or basil
preheat oven to 400º and move one rack to the bottom of the oven and put another in the top 1/3 of the oven.
in a hot, oven-safe skillet (i use my cast iron skillet) with a good glug of olive oil or butter, sauté your vegetables until just tender. while the veg is cooking, whisk together the eggs and milk. i like to use the milk so it’s nice and fluffy. pour the egg mix into the hot pan over the veg. stir gently to mix the veg and egg and even everything out. when it begins to set, you can place in some tomatoes if you like. i arranged mine in a pattern on top, but you can just toss them on if you like. it all tastes the same.
once the frittata begins to set, place in the oven on the bottom rack and cook for 10 minutes. then, move the frittata to the upper rack to finish baking. it should take another 5-10 minutes. it will puff up, so check on it and insert a knife into the puff to deflate it. it will shrink down when you remove it from the oven and it begins to cool.
once it begins to cool, you can toss on the cheese if you want some. (i didn’t get a picture because i put it on our individual pieces after it was served.)
cut into wedges and serve with some sparkling wine.
what do you cook when you feel down?