I know I am late in putting up the new post and for my handful of faithful followers, who were sweet enough to visit the blog and check for updates and asked me “Sarah new post??”, I sincerely apologize. Even as I am writing this, which is exactly 48 words (up to the word ‘exactly’), I have been procrastinating at the highest level that exists. I am so distracted, its not even funny!
So, what’s been happening in the P2P kitchen lately?
1. I got a new Slow Cooker! FINALLY! For all those who haven’t joined or heard about the slow cooker revolution, a slow cooker is a countertop electrical cooking appliance that is used for cooking food, especially stews/roasts, VERY SLOWLY. I‘ll put up another post sometime soon, with more details on my slow-cooker. I will talk more about all the great things a slow cooker has to offer.
2. I made a batch of 30 cinnamon rolls for Youth meeting, which I couldn’t have accomplished without the help of Crystal and Dinatha (Core P2P members).
3. Baked an absolutely moist and beautiful carrot-apple cake for my very beautiful (both on the inside and outside) Mommy dearest, on her birthday. Thanks to Sally from Sally’s Baking Addiction for the recipe inspiration.
This week we are making ourselves a good, heavy breakfast. We will play around with my one of my favourite ingredients- EGGS and we shall use them to make a Frittata (Roughly Meaning Egg-Cake in Italian).
Frittatas are an Italian-style omelette enriched with various ingredients. Its one of the most versatile Egg dishes one can make. You can get as creative as you want. Add bacon, spinach, mushrooms, sausages, capsicum, sundried tomatoes, onions, potatoes, herbs- basically the list is endless. You obviously don’t add all the ingredients in at a time, but I’m sure you get my drift.
I have made frittatas before, but this one would probably be my favourite (Thanks to Kayotic Kitchen for the inspiration). I feel they turn out best when baked. I used my cast iron pan to bake it. Cast iron pans can be used for making desserts and also for a lot of other dishes. Very versatile item. The have special care requirements though, so do read up on the care instructions before using it. If not a cast iron pan it would be great if you guys buy a frying pan which can be put into the oven, as it would be really handy for a lot of recipes. Come to think of it, I should write a post on basic kitchen essentials for the budding cook. Hmm.. Ok, that goes on my “to-write” list.
Well, let’s not waste any time and lets get cooking!
- 3 medium sized potatoes
- 2 large onions
- 1 garlic clove
- 5 large eggs
- 1 ½ Tablespoon balsamic Vinegar
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon paprika powder
- ½ teaspoon Chilli flakes
- 1 teaspoon dried Basil (you can add fresh Basil if you want)
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- ½ Cup Chorizos or Sausages (Optional)
- 1 Tbsp Parmesan Cheese (Optional)
- 2 Tbsp Mozzarella Cheese (Optional)
- 2 Tbsp Cheddar Cheese (Optional)
- Peel and slice the potatoes in ¼ to ½″ slices. Parboil them for about 5 minutes in salted water. Until fork tender.
- Slice the onions and cook them in 2 tbsp olive oil, over low heat, for about 10 minutes. Midway through the frying, add the chorizos/Sausages (I added Chorizos). After 10 minutes add the balsamic Vinegar. Then add the brown sugar and give the onions 2 more minutes. Remove from pan.
- Mix the eggs with the paprika, cayenne, salt, pepper and Basil. Grate the garlic clove in there as well.
- Add 1 more tbsp oil to the pan and arrange the potato slices covering the base of the pan. Top them with the onions. Pour the egg mixture all over the dish.
- Top that with a mixture of Parmesan, Mozarella and Cheddar Cheese if you’d like.
- Now lower the temperature and cook the frittata on the stove for about 15 to 20 minutes. I used my oven and baked it at 180°C for 15 minutes.