This was a perfect day for me to do this weeks Martha Mondays, because I have today off for Presidents Day. My husband always has Mondays off, so he was out in the garage working on his jet ski. I like to fix breakfast or brunch when we are all home at that time. So not only a perfect day for it a perfect recipe for it! Plus and added bonus, I had all the ingredients on hand, even the shallot. (it was a large one)
The Martha Mondays project for 2/15, chosen by Karen at At Least Twice a Week is Spinach Frittata with Green Salad from page 44 of Jan/Feb Everyday Food.
I usually have to read through Martha's recipes a few times before starting because she seems to go through a lot of unnecessary steps, or use of utensils and such. This one was pretty straight forward, and worked well.
First you whip the eggs and whites, milk(okay I didn't have the milk on had so I used half & half) half of the grated cheese, salt & pepper. I also added a little ricotta cheese (just because I had some on hand).
While waiting for the oven and dish to preheat, you dice the shallots and saute until tender, for about 2 minutes. I used a little grapeseed oil with a touch butter.
It was a simple enough dish, but it makes only one. I guess you could split it. Well I'm funny about eggs and this frittata is more like a souffle. I had the shallot and spinach out so I thought for myself I'd make a scramble. I didn't have any bread for toast, but I did have some focaccia bread topped with sesame seeds that I had picked up.
So I thought I'd make it into a toasted sandwich. I used some Raye's Mustard European Dijon style. Grated a little parmesan reggiano, and cheddar.
Toasted on both sides.
Toasted on both sides.
Tucker was waiting patently for me to drop something.
Anything....just drop a crumb...
Trust me he'll wait as long as there is food on the table, or dishes. His bowl with his food in it is not far from him. Not good enough!
Anyway this was a fun dish to make and I would do it make it again. Check out the others on Martha Mondays to see how they did. Have a nice Presidents Day!!
Looks and sounds terrific! A lot simpler than most Martha fare!ReplyDelete
Your pictures are great and your dog is adorable! I never thought to add Ricotta - great idea! Your sandwich looks delish too :)ReplyDelete
Wow! The frittata looks so good. And the sandwich -- amazing! I'm so hungry right now I'm drooling over the photos. Great job!ReplyDelete
Great post! That spinach frittata looks fabulous.ReplyDelete
I love spinachs, beauty pics and I love ....your dog! is sooo cute! gloriaReplyDelete
Lovely meal! I'm cooking her stuffed cabbage tonight :) I have to agree with you on the unnecessary steps and the excessive used of kitchen utencils :)ReplyDelete
wow..wonderful recipe..love spinach and love the clicks too..and must say your dog is so cuteee..ReplyDelete
Sounds delicious and easy steps to follow. Tucker looks exactly like my dog Cookie..hahaa...ReplyDelete
Oh Lyndsey, this looks wonderful. The photos look great too, and it has made me hungry for another frittata or that sandwich, I would never have thought to put an omlette in a sandwich but I think I will have to try it soon!ReplyDelete
The sandwich you made sounds divine. Even better than the fritatta! You are a real chef :)ReplyDelete
Your spinach fritatta looks great and Tucker has all the patience to wait!ReplyDelete
ohhh...I hope you gave that sweet face a little bite! He's being very polite, but those eyes!ReplyDelete
I do love frittatas probably because I usually have the makings for one in my fridge! I like the souffle look.
Spinach fritata loooks fantastic...loved the pics of your dog too...:-) Hope you had a wonderful V day :-)ReplyDelete
My goodness, what a beautiful souffle. These have always intimidated me. Excellent job!ReplyDelete
Thanks everyone! This was easy to make you all should try it, it seems to be forgiving.Tucker is very patient and is plenty spoiled.ReplyDelete
Barbara - I feel the same way, frittatas and quiches are alway something to clear thr frige.
HH - you can do this one!
Great post! I realy like spinach frittatas, This is a definite keeper.ReplyDelete
Ta frittata semble magnifique.ReplyDelete
De plus, présentée de différentes manières, elle donne vraiment envie de croquer dedans.
Well done, Lyndsey! I love how your fritata pops up. Just sooo tempting! And you're making me hungry too with that goooood looking sandwich. Hmm...mmm... Absolutely yummm... I just got back home a couple of days ago. Really exhausted! *wish that the sandwich is on my table, right now!* hehe...ReplyDelete
Spinach frittata was my lunch yesterday!!! It is delicious.ReplyDelete
Poor Tucker! What a cute dog he is. :) I love your fritata - it's beautiful!ReplyDelete
Holy moly, Lyndsey! You're food always looks so delicious.ReplyDelete
P.S. I love all of your shabby chic blog header photos.
wow looks great and poor lil doggy my dog gets too much not a dietitians dog!ReplyDelete
The fritata looks perfect for a family brunch, Lyndsey! I absolutely adore Tucker, what a gorgeous pet! Hugs to Tucker!! I just want to squeeze him :)ReplyDelete
c'est une bonne idée ta frittata a l'air délicieuse la photo de ton chien est adorableReplyDelete
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This looks delicious & just the right thing to serve for a nice al fresco lunch ! I love the photos of Tucker - just gorgeous ;) Thanks for visiting me all the way over in East AfricaReplyDelete
Lynda, Kilimanjaro, East Africa
That fritata looks amazing! I would have had that and gave my hubs the sandwich, which By the way, I wish I had right now! I'm starving.ReplyDelete
Yam! I like your spinach frittata, it looks like souflé, it's funny!!!!ReplyDelete