This has been a crazy week. I was away for 5 days visiting my Aunt in SC. I returned just in time to be whacked by another snow and ice storm. I think the 90th of the winter, at least that's how it feels. I spent the day washing and packing and shoveling snow. We are leaving for a visit with my son and his family on Friday, then heading to Florida for a few weeks. So, last night I was really not in the mood to do any cooking. It seemed like a great night for take out! However, I was not able to participate with FFwD last friday and I didn't want to miss another week. Reluctantly, I pulled out the cookbook and checked the recipe. I was happily surprised by the ingredients. I had everything I needed on hand. As I read the process, I thought "easy". I was not disappointed. This is what I would call a frittata. Cooked on the stove and then put in the oven to finish cooking. I pulled out the potatoes and garlic. I decided to substitute scallions for the onions because my husband does not like chunks of onions in his food. I am usually very clever about hiding them but, substitution worked well last night! I put them all in my cast iron fry pan and let them cook for about 20 minutes. While they were cooking I pre-heated my oven. I then beat my eggs with the seasonings. When the potatoes where done I added them to the eggs, cleaned my fry pan and poured them back into pan. I added some ham to the eggs and when I was ready to pop them in the oven I topped it with some asiago cheese. I thought the cheese sounded like a really good addition. Potatoes, cheese and eggs….what could be better. It so happens that last night…Nothing!
This was surprisingly good and my husband and I both really enjoyed it. I would definitely make this again. I served mine hot…right out of the oven.
|Potatoes, scallions, garlic and rosemary|
|Potatoes cooking slowly|
|Just out of the oven and looking so good!|
This recipe can be found in Dorie Greenspans new cookbook 'Around My French Table'.