Friday, January 28, 2011

Frittata - Recipe Challenge Week 1

I know this first "challenge" week consisted of some very less than challenging recipes, but I'm going to give myself props for sticking with it anyway as I had three 12 hour workdays thrown in as well.  And with only one real flop during the whole week, that ain't too shabby either.

This meal was probably the easiest so far and very tasty.  I always love a good egg dinner but we don't do it too often.  This potato and leek frittata was great.  The addition of ricotta, which I've never done before, really added something to the texture.  Didn't hurt that I used some wonderful farm fresh eggs either.  Hello fluffy goodness!

Potato & Leek Frittata

1 tbsp olive oil
1 leek (white & light green parts only), thinly sliced
2 cups cooked cubed potato
9 large eggs, slightly beaten
1/2 cup part skim ricotta
salt & pepper

Heat oven to 425.  In ovenproof skillet, heat oil over medium heat.  Add leek and potato, season with salt & pepper and cook until leek is translucent. About 5 minutes.

Add eggs and ricotta, season with salt & pepper and stir to combine.  Cook until edges are set.  About 2 minutes.  Transfer skillet to oven and bake until top is just set.  About 10-15 minutes.  Slide frittata to dish and cut into 6 to 8 wedges.

Since this was dinner, I served with some Alexia garlic bread (yeah, the frozen kind, I was lazy after doing so much cooking this week) and a spinach salad.  It was enjoyed by all - the frittata, not the salad, that's got "green stuff".
Don't you just love breakfast for dinner?


  1. I give you props...that's for sure. You gotta be realistic, you're not going to do a challenging recipe every night for dinner. That's the nice thing about weekly menu planning too, you have to throw some easy meals in there, and still get to use the stuff you have on hand.

    I love frittatas, we usually have them for a weekend breakfast...or more like brunch. Love leeks too, nice recipe, and yours turned out looking so good. I do have this magazine, we should do some together! :D

  2. Thanks Lyndsey. It was really tasty. If you decide to make something from the magazine, let me know and I'll join in! That would be fun.

  3. Yum!! I have a recipe for a frittata, but I don't like it much. I'm going to print this one out to take home this weekend. :)

  4. it's a little bit like a tortilla, my spanish mom is making the tortilla sometimes for us, it's delicious x

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