Heirloom Meals: Savoring Yesterday's Traditions Today

Friday July 30, 2010

Carole’s Concoctions:
Anything-Goes Frittata

One of our favorite Boulderwood luncheon concoctions is the frittata especially since we have farm fresh eggs and our bountiful CSA harvest.  For this anything-goes-omelet concoction I sauteed our garden grown onions with zucchini and summer squash in olive oil until they are golden and slightly caramelized. When putting oil into the pan to heat up be sure to swirl it all around so all sides are covered.  The frittata will come out so much easier for you.

While those cooked I whipped 6-8 eggs (depends on your frying pan size).
Once the veggies were caramelized I added fresh herbs (tarragon, basil, parsely combo) and chopped garlic.
Here's a great garlic tip! Mash a 1/4 teaspoon of salt  into your chopped garlic then add to the saute mix until it gets aromatic and then add eggs. This will prevent burnt garlic syndrome.

Keep the stove top on low for 3-5 minutes until it cooks all the way through (don't let it get too brown!)  If you are a cheese lover like us now would be the time to sprinkle some cheese on top and broil it in the oven for 2 minutes.

Once you take it out of the oven it should slip right out of the pan for you.

Set the table, bring out some fruit, get everyone seated and enjoy!