Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Wandering Wednesday-An Irish Italian Frittata

We often have a frittata for dinner.  It's fast, can utilize leftovers and is quite tasty.  I'm not sure that I've ever had a recipe.  There was steamed broccoli on hand as well as some leftover mushrooms from the soup so a frittata sounded just perfect for dinner.

Fortuitously, I did some blog visiting and found that Claudia, at  Foodessa had posted a recipe for an Irish Italian Frittata that very day.  It looked delicious.  I read through the recipe and found that it was done entirely in the oven and it stayed there for 45 minutes.  Frittatas are fast but they require one's last minute attention from start to finish.  One baked in the oven for 45 minutes would afford a bit of pre-dinner relaxation with a glass of wine.

I decided to shamelessly abandon my frittata and do Claudia's.  I copied her's exactly except....


I didn't have an Italian pan so I pressed my elderly cast iron skillet into use and prayed that the frittata would come out clean.  It did.  I didn't have her "Pindjur" mixture but did have steamed broccoli, mushrooms, shallots, sun dried tomatoes and feta cheese.

I first sauteed the mushrooms until golden brown and put them aside while sauteing the shallots.  Well, maybe I didn't follow her recipe exactly but, from here on I did.  The result was....


....DELICIOUS!

To follow Claudia step-by-step, use the link above and plan to stay awhile.  Her recipes are delicious.  Her photographs wonderful.  Her banter is witty and informative.  You'll want to stay awhile in her kitchen.

36 comments:

  1. Okay, seriously, you make the best food EVER! So you used the cast iron skillet? I have a nice big well seasoned one but I was always told not to use it for eggs because they stick and burn easily. So.... any tips?

    ReplyDelete
  2. YUMMMMMM.... I sure would like to have been there for this... from the relaxing with a glass of wine to savoring this delicious looking frittata!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Bonnie...you little devil...glass of wine...excellent idea...well, maybe not during my breakfast when we actually enjoyed our frittata.

    Love your addition of sun dried tomato and feta...I approve whole-heartedly.
    I'll have to copy you this weekend. The mushroom part was the best addition of all ;o)

    I cannot tell you how thrilled I was to read your message yesterday and now to find out that you were inspired by my little story and frittata recipe.

    You are truly inspiring yourself and a real champ in the kitchen!

    Ciao my dear and here's wishing you more fun and tasty times at the table.

    Flavourful wishes,
    Claudia

    ReplyDelete
  4. I saw this recipe in Claudia's blog I have to do soon!! look really nice!! x gloria

    ReplyDelete
  5. So tasty and a gret way to have a supper on the table quickly on those rushed days.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Love frittatas and yours looks delish! Love them for breakfast OR dinner!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Mmmmm! Perfect any time of the day meal. Thanks for sharing and introducing me to Foodessa's blog at the same time :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. looks good to me and every time i come to visit you, i open my mouth and wait for he header spoon to feed me. it looks good enough to EAT

    ReplyDelete
  9. We also love frittata and often serve as a light dinner. Thank you for sharing this great recipe; great combination of ingredients. Gotta be good.
    Rita

    ReplyDelete
  10. Yum, one of my favorite easy meals. Making a frittata is the perfect way to use up little bits of this and that that accumulate in the fridge. I would enjoy this any meal of the day.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Now I wish I had not finished off the last of the broccoli last, this would be something to try.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I like the 45 minutes in the oven, like you. It looks delicious and thanks for the link.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hi Bonnie! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I'm so happy you did - you've got some great recipes here. I'm so happy to meet a fellow daughter of the Commonwealth. I grew up in Norfolk and now we have settled here and we love it. My husband grew up just outside of Chicago across the Indiana border so we head up that way every now and again to visit his family. So nice to meet you!!

    ReplyDelete
  14. This looks great and is one of my favorite dishes. You did it perfectly!!!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Your version of the frittata looks wonderfully appealing. I love the fact that this cooks solely in the oven. I'll wager this was delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

    ReplyDelete
  16. This looks delicious and I bet it tasted as good as it looked.
    Thanks for the birthday wishes.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Looks great! I use may old (I think maybe grandma's old) Iron skillet whenever I can. This looks wonderful.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Thank you for dropping by and supporting Jo! I enjoyed dropping by your kitchen! The food looks fabulous!

    ReplyDelete
  19. It's me again. We live just outside of Roanoke. What a small world!! haha - it seems to me that you and my husband swapped places. Him from Indiana to Virginia and you from Virginia to Indiana. :)

    ReplyDelete
  20. Oh, yum, this looks so good! I mainly make omelets, don't know if I've ever made a frittata.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Bonnie,
    Isn't it the truth? that I never knew how much I'd connect to others and meet new friends when I began blogging, but it truly has been one of the positives. I'm so glad you are my friend :) and perhaps one day you'll even teach me to 'really cook' and not just 'fix' as my husband says...I have to agree though!
    All your meals look so good, but look so scary to try for me :)

    ReplyDelete
  22. I made a fritta once, for a college boy that was visiting. He said, "I always love dinners here - they are always delicious, but I never know how to pronouce them." :)

    fondly,
    Glenda

    ReplyDelete
  23. Sounds like the perfect dinner! Carla

    ReplyDelete
  24. Fritattas are usually my clean-out-the-fridge meal but I think I'm going to have to plan to make this one! The fusion of flavors sounds so good!

    ReplyDelete
  25. I love frittatas! They are my go-to don't know what I'm going to cook dish!

    ReplyDelete
  26. We love frittata meals here also! This one sounds fantastic. I love your additions!

    ReplyDelete
  27. I saw Claudia's post...it looked wonderful and you did a super job with it! Those iron pans are a delight. I think things get lovely and brown in them. Wish I could have had some with you!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Looks so delish, I love the addition of broccoli to it.

    ReplyDelete
  29. A frittata makes a perfect meal any time. I would love to try this particular one!

    ReplyDelete
  30. My husband makes frittatas often and he likes to use our cast iron pan too! This looks sublime!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Your frittata is beautifully prepared! I love them; so easy!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Oh, a perfect Sunday morning brunch! I don't have an Italian pan either, I always use a wok for everything :)

    ReplyDelete
  33. Now that the weather is a tad warmer, my hens are happily churning out eggs. A frittata is the perfect solution to the overabundance in my refrigerator. :) Claudia's recipe was lovely, and I also love your additions to it. :)

    ReplyDelete

I always enjoy hearing from you, my blogging friends.