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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Party Food: Fritata

I have another culinary treat for everyone who has been wiating for another recipe post.I appreciate all the great feedback and i hope y'all keep them coming. Your sweet comments inspire me to post more food-related entries. But please, instead of telling mke over facebook or sending me an email, id appreciate it if you leave a comment here instead. :D

It will be easier to retrieve in the future.

NAyways, today's recipe is a simple Fritata. With very little ingredients, and an easy procedure, i am sure this will soon be one of your favorites!

What you need: Onions, garlic, bell peppers (optional: mushrooms, leeks, tomatoes, bacon, sausage, corned beef), eggs, cheese, salt, pepper, and paprika (if you do not have paprika, leave it out completely or substitute with a different herb. If you want it to taste italian, add basil. if you want it to taste mexican, add some cumin. you could even add in some curry, if you like a mid-eastern flavor)

lets start:

dice some garlic, bell peppers and onions (since im a lazy chef, i simply cut my onions into rings)
saute garlic, Bell peppers and onions in a non stick pan, with a flat base. this is required for a fritata

While sauteing your onions, garlic and bell peppers, peel some potatos, and slice them using your peeler, to get paper thin chips. Place the potato slices in between sheets of cloth to dry them out.

Set aside the sauteed onions, garlic, and bell peppers. On the same pan arrange your dried (dry them for 5 minutes or so) potato slices. try to fill most of the pan with your potato slices.
Once your potato slices have been cooked through (make sure that your fire is set on "low"), top them with the sauteed veggies and some paprika.
(here's a closer look)
Beat eggs, add in some salt and pepper. You may also add some fresh milk, if you wish
Pour the beated eggs over your potatoes and veggies, and top with slices of cheese.
cover with a cookie sheet or a plate, so the eggs would start cooking from the steam (other wise, the top would be left raw)
flip your frying pan over the cookie sheet so the "raw" part is on the under (where it was previously the top) and slide it back in the frying pan (this cooks the whole fritata completely)
this is how it should look like.
slice your fritatas into triangles or into little bars and serve with ketchup or mustard. i sprinkled mine with some bacon bits. it looks bland, but its crunchy, soft and flavorful!

i hope you enjoy making this yourself. if you dont get it the first time, dont fret. i can teach yolu in more detail.