“A recipe is a story that ends with a good meal.”
Welcome to my world of endless quotes and questions. So what is a good meal?
My good meals are meals that leave me feeling satisfied and light. My good meals don’t have a guilt factor. I do guilt pretty darn well. There was that coconut pie yesterday.
My good meals also help me move toward keeping my fridge uncluttered. Today that means a frittata is on the menu. According to Wikipedia, a frittata is an egg-based dish similar to an omelette or crustless quiche or scrambled eggs. It can have additional ingredients such as meats, cheeses, vegetables or pasta. Basically, it’s a great way to clean out the fridge if you have some eggs available.
Veggies, cooked or raw. The raw might be best in small pieces
eggs – 6 to 8, depending on the size of the pan
ghee or other cooking oil
cooked meat, optional
I’m going for a veggie frittata because I have a plethora of sautéed veggies in the fridge. I’m adding some carrots that I cooked for a few hours in the slow cooker with some chicken broth.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Melt the ghee in an ovenproof pan. Place the veggies and any meat, if you choose to use meat, into the pan and stir things around to coat them with the fat.
Whip up the eggs and add them to the pan. Gently move the ingredients around and turn the them with a spatula as they cook and get to know each other. Do this for about 2 minutes. Shake the pan to distribute everything evenly.
Shaken and ready for the oven
Place the pan into the preheated oven for about 10 minutes. Allow your creation to rest for about five minutes before cutting it into wedges.
Yes, my cast-iron pan was the best with this recipe. You can use whatever size pan would give you the thickness that you’re looking for – smaller pan, thicker frittata. The egg is a source of good protein so adding meat as protein for this dish is optional.
For a final touch, I topped my frittata wedge with salsa. No, you don’t need another picture of that. Also, even though the frittata seemed rather large, because I used 8 eggs one fourth of the frittata was only two eggs with a bunch of veggies. A healthy, light lunch. Winner!
Loveya – The Grandma
Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.