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....


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.