Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Tasty Tuesday Frittata!

I've been making a lot of frittatas lately. Not only are they quick and easy, but you can put just about anything you want in them. You could go Italian, Southern, Southwestern, traditional--whatever ingredients you would normally like in an omelet. The base is very simple--just eggs and milk--and after that, the sky's the limit as to what you can put in there. The only thing you have to be careful about is that you don't add too much of any one ingredient or the egg base won't hold it all!

The version pictured here was Italian and was given a big thumbs up by my DH!


Italian Sausage Frittata

Beat together:
6 eggs
1/4 cup milk (or buttermilk)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 cup ricotta cheese (optional) or you may use grated Asiago, which makes for a creamier texture.

In a large iron skillet, saute the following ingredients over medium high heat until sausage is done and onions are lightly browned:

1/2 pound hot Italian sausage
1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 clove of garlic, minced
1/2 cup chopped black olives

When everything else is done, drain any excess fat and add:

a big handful or two of fresh spinach
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning or a heaping tsp of pesto and cook until spinach is wilted.

After the meat and vegetables are cooked, reduce heat to medium low and add egg mixture, making sure the eggs and other ingredients are well distributed in the pan. Let it cook for about 5-7 minutes until the bottom is set. The top will still look runny, but that's okay. While it's cooking, preheat broiler, and then put the skillet under the broiler until the eggs are done on top and the frittata is set. Remove from oven and top with:

2/3 cup grated mozzarella cheese.

Return to oven until the cheese is melted. Remove from oven and let it set for a few minutes before serving. Like quiche, frittatas are best if they're not too hot.
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  1. I've never had a fritatta. I think it's just from lack of me not making one. I never think to. XD

    Well hello Leo. You just look all yummy and edible. Mrow XD

  2. I never think to make one either, but this sounds easy...I'll have to try it, because I've been coming up pretty empty in the "interesting dinner" department lately. Sounds yummy. Leo appears to agree:-) And I do love that name...don't know why, just do. Glad you're home, Cheryl!

  3. Yes, YES to Frittata and LEO!!! RAWR, RAWR, ROAR!!!
    Welcome Home Master.

  4. I happened to catch Dr. Oz (Oprah's doctor friend) on TV last night. He was dong a show on ED. I just happened to walk in when he was asking two guys from the audience what they thought the average length of an erect penis was....the first guy said 5.5" and the second guy said 6.5"...the answer was 5" something, and CLEARLY Dr. Oz has not seen some of the men in Cheryl's stable! If that's Leo relaxed...well, he certainly ain't average!

    I love egg dishes! Never tried a fritatta though. I usually just throw a bunch of stuff in the pan and add the eggs and viola...omelet surprise! Yummo!

  5. Yum! And the frittata sounds good, too...

  6. I've had that same problem, Kendra. I forget where I got the idea to start doing frittatas. Food Network, probably!

  7. Thank you, Donna, I had fun, but it's always good to be home!
    I need to try that tortilla quiche recipe you sent. Sounds great!

  8. Lisa,
    That's really all a frittata is, it's just the way you cook it that makes the difference.
    I agree, my guys are way above average. You should see some of the ones I HAVEN'T used. Some of them are big to the point of being grotesque!
    Leo, however, is just about right...

  9. Well, Helen, I'm glad to know you have your priorities straight!

  10. I actually got out a tape measure to get a visual on 5 inches. Then I looked at Leo again. That guy sure as hell isn't average!!

  11. Hmmm, big to the point of being grotesque, huh? I have to wonder what kind of sex life these well endowed men have. I'm just coming from the "will it fit?" standpoint. I'd actually love to ask one of them about it...seriously...

    maybe that a discussion for another day though.

  12. Kendra, you're hilarious! I did the same thing...Yup, Leo is all kinds of over and above average, I'd say! I mean it's laying on his thigh and it's fricken thick at the base...holy cow...I wonder where or should I say on who Dr. Oz did his study.

  13. Very Interesting Lisa, How did we get from Frittata's to Weiners?
    This is so funny, I just started reading the blog comments and my daughter gave me some lunch. It's Bandaged Weiner Mummy. It's a 5 inch weiner wrapped in biscuit dough and the head his peeking out with 2 mustard dot eyes. When Wrapped up like that for gurth, surprisingly enough that's not a bad sized Weiner. So maybe we're spoiled by above average. And ladies with young kids. This Bandaged weiner mummy is really a cute halloween lunch or party idea. I don't feel overly stuffed after putting it in my mouth either. LOL!!!

  14. We must all agree that Leo is NOT typical! Most guys can only dream of looking like that, which is why you don't see their pics here on the blog. I think Leo would make anyone feel a bit inadequate.

    I've heard stories about some particularly well-endowed men having a hard time finding willing partners. Apparently there is such a thing as being TOO big!

  15. Lisa, I have talked to some men with unusually large ones, and they DO have problems with 'fit'. It can be a huge problem for them in their intimate life---I remember one guy crying, because his girlfriend was so afraid of his erect boner that she wouldn't even TRY to have sex with him. I think there's a book by Long John Holmes, the sex star, and he tells how much his size impacted his life.

    Leo, however, isn't RELAXED in this photo! I've spent a fair amount of time in nudist environments, and from those I've seen, and you DO see erect ones at times in those settings---and all the personal observations I've made in a long and active life---Dr Oz is probably right, and the world-wide average, is about 5.5" You gotta remember how many men are shorter and just plain smaller that what we Americans are used to---and those of us who visit Cheryl's exuberant HUNKS are truly spoiled by seeing the beautiful upper end of the size range!!

    I love fritattas!! My broiler and oven quit on me, and I've discovered that you CAN flip a fritatta, but it's really messy!! It works, though, and it's worth it!

  16. Huh, I never really thought much about the, er, Magnum-sized guys having problems...but it makes sense! Well, at least Cheryl's adopting them over here. See, Cheryl? Not only have you created a little slice of bloggy heaven, you're actually doing a public service! What should we call it? The Home for the Wayward and Well-Endowed? I suggest we set up a fostering program. Like, now:-) Suzy, you're right, we're totally spoiled!

  17. Frittata's are delicious, but Leo looks yummier.
    Just got back from vacation(no internet) and have been hunk deprived.

  18. Suzy, yes, you're right....relaxed he is not, however, he's not all the way up and can you just freakin imagine it? Thanks for sharing your expertise-I mean, really, how many inches does a woman have between her cervix and the entrance-I'm no doctor-but I don't think it's all that long AND while we might be able to handle a penis with a more width to it(I mean we do have babies right?) length could definitely cause some problems...

    It's something I've thought about a lot since I found Cheryl's blog during dick week all those months ago.

    ...interesting for sure

  19. Do you remember the Romance novel by Lisa Valdez "Passion" Ms M did a review about it months ago. I still remember the topic fits todays discussion. The Hero was hung like a Horse. He had never got his Throbbing Ten inch Yummydoodle inside a women's Love Tunnel until he met his perfect fit. Somehow he pushed that big boy in, all the way. And she lived to tell about it.
    I forgot to say. Welcome Helen, and welcome back Estella. This is a good day for us Wacky Wonderful Woman. Together we have such expertise. And as Kendra says its our little piece of bloggy heaven. LOL!!!

  20. That looks so deliciously mouth watering. I’m dying for taste! I might need a big lamp shade to hide this thick hunk.

    Well ladies I say there is no such things as too BIG *grin* at least you won’t see me complaining any time soon. Of course it all the depends on the expertise of the user. Don't you think?

  21. Leslie,
    You better not think about such things. You're not well. Now where would you put another Lampshade? It must be getting crowded with all those BIG Lampshades.

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  23. Donna but those thick mouth watering hunks are exactly what my neurologist prescribed me. And of course I’m a very compliant patient so I’ll be taking my doses right on time.

    Hmmm you know what? I haven’t notice before but you’re right. It is getting crowded in here. I might need to consider buying a bigger bed.

  24. So Leo's just what your Doctor Ordered. You say so. If I remember right. You know your way around this Man already. I seem to remember Ripped Clothes. Large Bite Marks. So Baby don't let me stop you. Take it.

  25. No, Donna, I think the ripped clothes was Justin...remember Justin..in the bathroom Justin, with the flowers Justin, all sticky with *** Justin.....

  26. One of the first books I ever wrote had a hero who was too big for most women, but when he found his match, it was heaven!

    I think it all boils down to technique as much as size. A big ding dong wielded by a numskull probably isn't anything to wax poetic about. It might be nice to look at, but he has to know how to use it!