Well, what do you know?? Here we are again with no restaurants to go to and even worse no place to buy wine!! Ouch! So far we have enough to be going on with but might soon have to learn how to make my own. The result is of course that we are looking at more things to make at home. Things in my book that do not require too much thinking or too much time, that are easy and yield generous portions for those of us hunkered down. One of the things that cropped up this week was the ever faithful frittata. There are so many variations you can make it whichever way you want as far as ingredients go BUT there are certain ways to give you the PERFECT frittata. This is not an omelette and it is not a quiche—it is THE one that led to the others.

NOTES

  1. Make sure your veggies or whatever the base is are evenly spaced before you put in the egg mixture or you will land up with scrambled eggs—no touchie after that point.
  2. You will need approx. 1/4 cup filling per egg or 2 generous cups for 6-8 eggs.
  3. Use a pan that will do for stove top and oven.
  4. You can make it in the oven but that is a different story involving frying the base and putting it into a baking dish, pouring the eggs on it and baking– .suit yourself
  5. Do not avoid the dairy component and DO NOT overcook. The middle should be quite jiggly as it will go on cooking when it comes out
  6. Use any combination of base you like but do use cheese.

All you need with this is some fresh crunchy bread, and a glass of great wine like this Lismore Viognier we had. Dig in and enjoy.

WE USED

7 eggs

Onion chopped

Chopped Bacon

Zucchini sliced

Cubed cooked potato

Yellow pepper sliced and seeded

Tub high fat cream cheese

Cheddar cheese for topping

HOW TO DO IT

Fry the bacon and onion gently till the bacon starts to crisp in a splash of olive oil.

Add the zucchini, potato, and yellow pepper and fry still gently till they are soft.

Season but bear in mind salt in bacon and cheese.

Pre heat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius

Beat the eggs and cream cheese –not too vigorously but till well combined

Pour egg mixture over the base and gently shake to mixture –bear in mind note 1.

Top with some grated cheese and place in oven for about 15 -20 minutes.

Pour a glass of wine and watch till the centre is jiggly.  Serve to the hordes–wonderful