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Friday, November 30, 2007

Santa Baby

So Bryce says to me:
I love Santa, he's my favorite. But he never gives me his autograph.

I was planning on making this last night, but didn't get around to it. We got a great bunch of organic veggies from Timber Creek Farms yesterday so I made my 'mama's soup' which was really good w/the extra flavor from the organic celery, carrots and parsnips and today I'm going to make a frittata...

Emeril?s Vegetable Frittata
Recipe courtesy Emeril Lagasse
The Essence of Emeril
Eggs for Dinner

8 large eggs
3 tablespoons heavy cream (Im going to use milk--we don't have heavy cream)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup grated fontina or Gouda (Im probably skipping the cheese)
1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 small or 1/2 medium zucchini,
about 5 ounces1 1/2 cups thinly sliced crimini mushrooms
1/2 cup thinly sliced yellow bell pepper (Im just going to use one red bell pepper)
1/2 cup thinly sliced red bell pepper
1/4 cup minced green onions (green tops only) (Im skipping this)
1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic (I'll be doing garlic garlic of course)
1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves ( don't have any parsley--I'll use a little spinach and herb instead)
1 tablespoon chopped green onions, for garnish
Preheat the broiler and place the top rack 4 to 5 inches from the broiler element. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, cream, 1/4 teaspoon of the salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper until the eggs are frothy. Add 1/2 cup of the cheese and whisk. Set aside.

In a 10-inch nonstick ovenproof skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add the zucchini, and mushrooms, and and cook, stirring, until the vegetables are soft and lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the peppers and green onions, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes. Add the garlic, thyme, 1/4 teaspoon of the salt, and pinch of the pepper and cook, stirring, until the garlic is fragrant, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Stir in 1 tablespoon of parsley and with the pan over medium heat, pour the egg mixture over the vegetables. Cook, lifting with a rubber spatula to let the eggs flow underneath, until the edges are set but the middle still is loose, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the heat and sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup cheese over the top.

Place under the broiler until the eggs are slightly puffed and the cheese is bubbly and golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes, watching carefully to prevent from overcooking. Remove from the oven and carefully slide the frittata out onto a large serving platter. Garnish with the remaining 1 tablespoon parsley and the chopped green onions. Slice, and serve immediately.

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