Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Apple-and-Cheddar Frittata


Recipe from marthastewart.com

  • Prep Time 10 minutes

  • Total Time 35 minutes

  • Yield Serves 4

  • Ingredients

    • 8 large eggs plus 2 large egg whites
    • 4 ounces white cheddar cheese, coarsely grated (1 cup)
    • Coarse salt and ground pepper
    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 2 Gala apples, peeled, cored, and sliced lengthwise into 1/8-inch-thick pieces

    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees, with rack set in top third. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, egg whites, and half the cheese; season with salt and pepper. In a medium cast-iron or nonstick ovenproof skillet, heat butter over medium. Add egg mixture; while it cooks, 1 to 2 minutes until edge is set, arrange apples on top in a circular pattern, starting from the outside edge, and sprinkle with remaining cheese.
    2. Transfer skillet to oven. Bake until frittata is set in the center and cheese is browned, about 20 minutes. Using a rubber spatula, release frittata onto a cutting board; let rest 5 minutes. Cut into wedges, and serve.


    Easy,fast and affordable is always good,isn't it?  I agree!  This was all of the above with a wholesome tasty,cheesy- apple flavor.  I'm beginning to really like making these fast and easy egg dishes. As long as one adds a bunch of eggs and some butter, the other ingredients can be experimented with depending upon what lurks inside of your fridge or in your garden.  I think that I'm beginning to understand the required quantities and ingredients that formulate the base of a frittata.  Now that I'm becoming more comfortable with those quantities, I can start try to make some of my own variations depending upon what I have growing in abundance in my garden (or in my refrigerator).

    A frittata is a good recipe to understand even if you don't have a garden of your own.  It's a good way to incorporate veggies into a fast and easy dinner.  Being able to vary your recipes depending on what you have growing abundantly in or out of your refrigerator is a good skill to have (I'm scratching the surface at this point).  So why not add your veggie abundance to a frittata? An omelet?  You get the idea...  I'm thrilled to find yet another use for all this green food around here.  Enjoy!




    Photo Gallery


    The simple ingredients for the frittata: Eggs,apples, butter and cheese.
    The egg mixture 
    The egg mixture has now set.
    Before setting the frittata into the oven to cook, sprinkle with apples and remaining cheese.
    While the frittata was cooking, a neighbor stopped by to give us a Hubbard Squash.  We had given him a squash the previous year and now he was replenishing our seed supply. 
    I was chatting for a little too long.  Ooops!  I burned the food a little bit.  It was still really good though.


    ~Dinner Was Served~

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