So I may be a little late to this party, but I guess the old saying “better late than never” still holds true. At least it has for me.
Frittatas are kind of like the casseroles of the egg dish world. They are a great way to throw a bunch of odds and ends together and call it a meal.
There’s a scene in one of the Peter Rabbit stories where a sneaky fox tricks a silly duck to bring him a variety of herbs. What the duck doesn’t realize is that he intends to cook her eggs with those herbs!
One of the better known Greek dishes is spanakopita, a spinach and feta cheese filled pastry. This isn’t that dish, but it does have all the flavor– minus the pastry part. And it’s easy to make. We’re on to something here.
I had never heard of shakshuka before, and then in the span of a week I had three different sources bring this wondrous dish to my attention. The universe was speaking and I decided to listen.
It’s easy to get into a rut with something like breakfast. It’s early, the caffeine from your coffee hasn’t kicked in. Your family hasn’t had a meal in a while. It’s not a good start.
When you buy large quantities of certain foods, you may find yourself questioning your ability to judge how much you actually needed of said certain food. Then you find yourself questioning how to use up said certain food.
I will never make it as a short order cook. I’m not the fastest person in the kitchen, and no where near the neatest (I can hear the Old Man agreeing with the last statement just a little too much). However, I have learned some tricks along the way to help streamline certain meals so that I can enjoy them the way I want, and I don’t have to get out of my pajamas to go to a restaurant, either.
So here’s an idea: take an already bland-ish food and cook it by submersing it in plain hot water. Did I miss something here? I love eggs, but really, they need some help in the seasoning department.
Frittatas are a wonderfully easy way to whip up an any-time-of-the-day meal. They can be very nutritiously balanced, all in one pan, and are one of those meals that can help you clean up leftovers in the refrigerator. Technically this is an Italian dish, but I use feta cheese in mine, and I was taught how to make them by a Greek woman, so it’s close enough! Continue reading Feta & Dried Tomato Frittata
Imagine you’re living in a small Greek village. It’s summer, the rising sun is warming the air, birds are starting their morning routine, and you are awoken by the braying of a donkey and the cackling of a proud hen that has just laid her egg for the day. What do you do? You go make breakfast, because with all that noise you aren’t falling back asleep anytime soon!