Frittata Friday: Invigorated Droopy Veggies

Well, that title really makes you want to try this recipe, huh?  Honestly, it has been a week of eating out and pawing through the cupboards.  The inventory of fresh fruits in our fridge consists of crisp Fuji apples, a jar of mandarin oranges, and half a jar of applesauce.  The latter two are not moldy so they classify as "fresh." The veggie drawer doesn't look much happier.  Leftover chopped red bell pepper from last week's Raw Reds and three spring onions.  However, there were still plenty of eggs and feta on hand!  The resulting frittata was anything but droopy!

Vegetables naturally soften when they cook, so starting with droopy vegetables is quite OK.  No need for perfection here!


5 beaten eggs, seasoned with salt, pepper, and paprika

2 t. butter

1/2 large droopy red bell pepper, chopped

3 droopy spring onions, chopped

1/2 c. additional chopped droopy veg of your choice (optional)

feta cheese, block or crumbles

Heat butter in a 10-inch skillet over medium heat.  Saute pepper and onion until slightly droopier.

Spread vegetables evenly over the bottom of the pan.  Turn heat down to medium-low and slowly pour eggs into pan in a circular pattern, starting around the outside of the skillet and ending in the middle.

To prepare for the final stage of cooking, turn broiler on and make sure top rack is in the second position from the top.

Continue to slowly cook eggs on the stove and, with a spoon, occasionally scoop down in the center of the pan and lift the cooked bits up to let the runny bits get to the heat.  When only a little wobble is left on the top, sprinkle with desired amount of cheese and pop under the broiler.  Watch carefully until eggs meet your desired done-ness.  Remove skillet from broiler.  Serves two hungry adults.

Safety note: Leave a potholder resting on the handle so you don't accidentally grab the handle to serve up your frittata.

Note: If you are cooking for one, try refrigerating half and reheating it in the microwave.  It won't be as puffy as Day 1, but the flavors are still great.

(If you happen to have leftover fresh squid, try this scraped together Simple Squid Dinner!)