The frittata is one of my favorite things to throw together because, really, anything you need to use up can go into a frittata. This one is made of every vegetable I had on hand last week – a variety of tomatoes, zucchini and some really lovely sweet potato greens. (Although feel free to use spinach or another leafy green – whatever you have).
Awhile back, I used to shy away from frittatas because I thought they required lots of butter and cream. (I used to be entirely non-dairy). While I do eat small amounts of high quality cheese pretty often these days, I don’t do milk. Since almond milk is what I keep on hand, almond milk is what goes into my frittata. It works perfectly to make the eggs nice and fluffy.
You might not be able to find sweet potato greens, but if you see them at your local farmers market – grab them. They’re so soft and delicious – like spinach but with a more mild flavor.
Pile in the veggies and serve this for brunch, or better yet – breakfast for dinner!
Easter weekend might be a whole week away, but I figure it’s never too soon to start spring brunching with friends. We could call it Friendster—get it? Like “Friendsgiving” but for spring… (and not like the late 90’s social media website). Ok, maybe not. I can hear you groaning through the computer screen.
Hipster holidays aside, I have to talk about this fritatta. I’ve been making fritattas for years but I’d say they were just average (it’s pretty hard to mess them up). This time I’ve gotten it really right and I have a couple of good tips to share.
First thing: blend your eggs in a blender. I’m sure many of you do this already. I, myself, have been lazily ignoring this tip for years thinking my whisking arm strength was enough. But aerating them in the blender is really the trick to a lighter, fluffier fritatta.
Number two: add your fillings in two stages so they don’t all sink to the bottom. I learned this one by accident. (At first, I did this purely as a food styling trick). It not only made my fritatta look prettier, it created a better texture since the veggies were more evenly distributed.
So that’s it – easy and eggy. Happy weekend!
Here’s another fast, simple, “non-recipe” recipe that I make pretty darn often. What I love about a frittata is that the effort required is similar to making scrambled eggs, but somehow the end result is fancier. (And yes, I make my scrambled eggs with piles of greens and things).
Frittatas are also my go-to dish for brunch entertaining. Because, let’s face it, who wants to get up on a Saturday morning and really cook. Not me.
Pop your frittata in the oven and pour the mimosas!