Monday, April 26, 2010

beautiful brown eggs make for a yummy frittata

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Once upon a time, a citified college professor left his blackboard behind, walked out of his Delaware classroom and headed for the hills of Tennessee. He and his lovely bride bought a little farm, built a chicken coop and raised some cute chubby hens.

As you can imagine, those cute chubby hens laid the most beautiful beige and brown eggs.

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All the while, there was a citified houdy toudy lady who always bought white eggs at the grocery store. One day the citified college professor turned Tennessee farmer gave the citified houdy toudy lady a dozen organic fresh brown eggs.

So the houdy toudy lady scrambled her an egg. WOW, her taste buds exclaimed! They’re so rich and flavorful!

So the houdy toudy lady tried something new with her organic fresh brown eggs.

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First she sautéed some fresh veggies.

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Next, she added her precious eggs.

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And what did appear before her houdy toudy eyes, but a delicious vegetarian frittata topped with gooey cheddar cheese!

P.S. Yes, I have been called houdy toudy and yes, it hurt a little to type it. Oh well. J

Vegetarian Frittata

3 eggs

6 egg whites

1/4 tsp ground black pepper

1 tbs minced fresh basil

2 tsp olive oil

1 garlic clove, minced

1/2 yellow onion, diced

1 red, yellow or orange bell pepper, seeded and chopped

1 zucchini, sliced

2 cups spinach, torn into 1-inch pieces

1 ounce cheddar cheese (or feta cheese if you wish)

1 cup chopped fresh tomatoes

Whisk eggs, egg whites, black pepper and basil in a medium bowl until frothy; set aside.

Preheat the oven broiler.

Heat olive oil in a medium ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat.

Add garlic and onion and sauté until softened.

Add bell pepper and zucchini and sauté until softened.

Add spinach and fold until wilted.

Pour the eggs over the sauté and fold to combine.

Cook over medium-low heat, without stirring until the eggs are mostly set.

Sprinkle cheese over the frittata and broil until the cheese melts.

Garnish with tomatoes.

It’s supposed to make 4 servings, but it made 2 for us. Oooops!

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Anonymous said...

You've just jump started my morning appetite. Wow, does that look awesome! Sometimes it's hard to make food look good in photos, but you not only made it look good, you made the frittata cookbook worthy.

Sarah Knight said...

Looks delicious!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I did not know I was hungry til I opened this post! :D That looks so good. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

S said...

I can't seem to get my fork through the computer screen! Mmmm, woke the tired ol' taste buds this morning!

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

That looks so good. Dinner tomorrow night, I think!

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Yummy! Can't beat those great "real" eggs.

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Yummo....pretty good looking frittata, houdy toudy or no.

Brabourne Farm said...

Another reason why I'd love some hens of my own! Looks so delicious. Leigh

podso said...

The eggs certainly are beautiful and the frittata looks delicious. I love adding spinach--nutrition and color!

Denise said...

It looks delicious, one of these days we'll be able to keep hens and I can have my own eggs too.... I can dream!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a change in life style. I love the eggs and the Frettata looks just wonderful. I will definitely have to make this. Hugs, Marty

SnoWhite {Finding Joy in My Kitchen} said...

I love brown eggs... and this breakfast dish is calling my name :)

Brenda said...

I like this lower fat version of a frittata. I'm trying to cook more like this.

Sherry said...

WOW! THat looks divine! :D I'm going to have to try that one soon!

Thanks for sharing!

Have a great day!

Mrs. P. said...

Can a frittata be breathtaking? YES - yours is!! My goodness, I am making this soon :)


Crazy Daisy said...

This looks sooo good!
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Joelle {Island Homemaker} said...

Wow! Beautiful pics. Looks great.

Dolores said...

Yummmmm....the frittata looks and sounds delicious!!!

Interesting and sweet story.....thanks for sharing....

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Marsha, What a cute post---and I don't think you are a bit Houdy Toudy..... Youse a Tennersee Purdy Lady now!!!!!

The Frittata sounds yummy... We have veggie omelets on Sat. mornings --but unfortunately we use dem ole WHITE eggs!!! ha ha