Saturday, June 25, 2016

Blog Mantra "If I can do it so can YOU!"

Hello Luvs,


Had to make sure the
lattee was at the ready!
I hope that your weekend has started off on a good note. Also, may the weather cool down and your dreams ignite. Now....I will have two blogs coming your way tonight. So please make sure to check back later to read all about our trip to the Basilica of Saint Anne de Beaupre located in Beaupre, Quebec!

On the weekends I typically prepare a brunch meal. Today I made a fritatta. It turned out perfectly with all of it thoroughly devoured. Since I am novice and learning with each meal I thought I would share how I prepared it step by step. It follows the mantra "If I can do it...so can you!" After reading be sure to bookmark the blog so it is ready when you take a stab at preparing it. I would love feedback and/or comments that will let me know how it went for you. HAPPY COOKING!



Ingredients needed:

meat (optional)- I used bacon, you can use salmon or another that suits your taste.
olive oil
potatoes- any kind will do/ I used 3 medium sized but up to 6 would work 
veggies- today I added locally grown white mushrooms and spinach
eggs- I typically use 6 for a family of four
3 tbsps milk
salt
pepper- I use a pepper grinder
garlic- freshly minced or powder
cheese- I used brie, a cheddar mix, and a local stringed variety
large skillet
small bowl
Smoked bacon today...
medium bowl
whisk
spatula
chopping knife
spoon for stirring

Chopped, oiled, and seasoned
Directions in steps: If preparing vegetarian version skip to step 2.

1- Cook bacon at medium heat. Once cooked place the bacon on a paper towel to catch any grease left after cooking. Make sure to drain the grease between each batch if you have more than one. Today I cooked 6 strips.

Ready for cookin'
2- While meat is cooking cut up the potatoes into cubes, place in medium bowl and drizzle enough olive oil to coat all the cubes. Season with a thin layer of salt, pepper, and garlic. Set it to the side.

Veggies cleaned and ready!
3- Once meat is all finished drain out remaining bacon grease. Pour prepared potatoes into skillet and arrange in a flat layer to ensure even cooking. Turn every 3-4 minutes until browned.

4- While potatoes are cooking cut up mushrooms (or whatever veggies you have chosen). Set aside.

Eggs purchased from a neighbor.
5- Crack eggs into small bowl. Add salt, pepper, garlic, and milk. Whisk until blended.
Browned and ready!


Eggs poured over potatoes.
Cheese...YYYuuummm!




Fritatta after placed in the oven.
6- When the potatoes have browned arrange them back into a layer and pour egg mixture on top. Using the handle tip the pan slightly in a small circle to allow an even distribution.

7- Top egg and potato with meat and veggies.

8- Set your oven to broil setting (make sure the rack is on the top rail).

Side view....
         9- Top the fritatta with cheese(s).

Table all set!
10- Once it looks as if the edges of the egg layer is close to solid place the skillet in the oven with the door slightly open. When the top has started to brown remove from oven. You should notice that the fritatta has risen.



11- Cool for 3-4 minutes, slice like a pizza, and ENJOY!


Would not be the same without fruit!
*It would mean so much to me if you would leave a comment about your experience with the recipe. I will be doing additional recipe posts in the future so be sure to subscribe!

Till next time,

Kat

Update! Had tech difficulty so my St. Anne blog will be posted tomorrow.

2 comments:

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    1. Kathleen...it was! When I say it was all gone it was not an overstatement. I think the fam liked it too!

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