|My frittata essentials|
In the first instance, a lot of my blog, whether I am at home or abroad, is about food. I love food - good food - and love both preparing it, and eating it - and as I said in my last entry, it is part of life, in how we interact, socialise, celebrate life's moments. Still, I am hardly a food blogger, so have no fear, photos of bags of flour will not take over the blog.
But...I did have a bit of foodie success today as I made my very first frittata ever! I had always wanted to try my hand at making one but just never did. But I was committed to making it happen this weekend, and so I marched to the supermarket yesterday to restock my cabinet and to get my fritatta essentials. I would do a cajun chicken frittata which would be breakfast this week.
I chopped some onions, grated some garlic, roasted a red pepper and then chopped it into strips, and stir fried it all in some EVOO, with a bit of black pepper and salt. I had also previously boiled and chopped a small potato and set that aside.
I used 6 large eggs, and added some milk, and whisked, following which I added my stir fried veggies and my potatoes, and my chopped chicken slices, and blended all the ingredients together.
Finally, I added some red pepper flakes, some light cheddar cheese and some parsley. Into my well greased dish, I poured my gooey mixture and popped it into the oven for about 35-40 minutes.
And the results were great. I was planning to start on the stove top and then transfer to the oven, but was not sure whether my skillet was oven proof so went the oven method and I was very very pleased with the end product. I am now a frittata maker!!
I did put it under the broiler for a couple minutes and it was perfect after that.
I also used the baking time to make myself a nice pommerac chow. Pommerac, as we call it here, and also known as the Malay rose apple, is one of my fave fruits ever, and so when I FINALLY got a bag of these gems on Friday, a chow was in the cards. Simply cut up, add salt, pepper, grated garlic, chadon beni, and mix. Heaven.
Today was a good day in the kitchen, and you have not even seen my oven-baked chicken curry with roasted red peppers. Okay okay...here you go.
Time for a nap. All this kitchen madness has worn me out.