Tuesday, June 14, 2011

a simple supper: baked frittata

This is one of our go-to dinners when we need a quick throw together meal. It's different each time I make it, depending on what veggies I have lying around, or growing out back. 
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Saturday we went to opening day of the farmer's market, and I was so happy to see TOMATOES!! Red, plump, and full of summer-y-ness. They made the journey up from southern Utah, and while nothing tastes quite like grown-in-your-own-backyard......we have happily been eating these.

Baked Frittata with Tomatoes and Goat Cheese
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ingredients:
8 eggs
a few TBS milk
4 small potatoes, thinly sliced 
2 tomatoes, sliced
handful of goat cheese (chevre)
small handful of fresh herbs, chopped (I used chives, basil, oregano, thyme)
a bit of butter for pan
S&P
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how to:
I like to bake this in a cast iron skillet. If you are using a different type of pan, you may need to adjust cooking time.

Place potatoes on the bottom of the (buttered) skillet. 
Wisk the eggs with milk and S&P and pour over the potatoes. 
Top with tomatoes, chevre, and fresh herbs. 

Bake at 400° for 25-35 minutes, until potatoes are tender.

We ate it with a simple salad of mixed greens, arugula, marinated peppers, parmesan cheese, and a quick balsamic vinaigrette (balsamic vinegar, olive oil, honey)
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enjoy!

16 comments:

homemade grits said...

this is one of my favorite things to make. tastes super yummy, get to use up all of your veggies that are on their last legs, and it's good hot or cold. just wish my husband liked them...

Kristen - Dine & Dish said...

Oh my goodness.... this is gorgeous and looks so good.

Tara said...

This is a lot like tortilla espan(y)ola, one of Spains most typical foods- fry chopped potatoes with garlic & onion in olive oil, then pour the mixed eggs on top (and some s&p) and you're done. But I love all the herbs & tomatoes & cheese on this, looks so good!

Nicole Franzen {La Buena Vida} said...

nom, looks fab :) love frittatas

Danielle Ruckus said...

I don't eat eggs OR cheese but that frittata looks amazingly yummy! great photos too!

wishful nals said...

soooo yummy! beautiful photos. xo

NicoleD said...

Great idea for a quick meal. Looks fantastic!

kylee said...

i was at the farmers market saturday too! those tomatoes? gorgeous. prettiest tomatoes i have ever seen.

John said...

I know a lot of folks who don’t eat eggs (they’re allergic, for health reasons, or concerns about animal cruelty). Here’s an awesome site that gives tips on cooking and baking without eggs: http://EggFreeLiving.com

Kimmie said...

Looks delicious! Do you have chickens? Those eggs look like the kind of eggs our chickens lay.

I'm SO excited about summer time produce and summer wouldn't be summer without tomatoes!!

Thanks for all of the amazing, wonderful things you share with us. You truly do inspire!

Rachael said...

I know you're working on photographing a cookbook..but you need to WRITE a cookbook! Every time you show food I love it and want to eat it.

Lisa said...

I'm with Rachael. You make me dream about being a better cook...and composting...and having a better backyard garden (never get around to planting tasty greens!).

Found your blog through atouchofrae.blogspot.com and am going to follow. And make your homemade pizza for Father's Day.

Seriously great blog! :)

isabelle said...

after reading this post i am slightly hungry...why on earth do i not have an oven? and as always: great pictures!

Jen said...

sheena- i totally saw you at farmers market last saturday! i should have said hi- but i was totally shy and didnt. lol! just love your blog and i must make this this week!

mandi c said...

We made this last night for dinner...delicious! Thanks for taking the time to posts all these amazing recipes!

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