So this week’s food obsession is brunch. I don’t know why, but I like the word BRUNCH and everything it embodies. In my fantasy life I’m always sitting somewhere in Europe at around 11am drinking a glass of bubbly and people watching while I snack on something brunchy such as a frittata and a salad. Doesn’t that awesome?
While I can’t have Europe today, I can still have the frittata (and salad). I made this frittata long time ago and was craving it in a major way today. If you’re not familiar with a “frittata”, it’s simply an Italian style omelet. You start it on the stove and then place it in the oven for the last 10 minutes to bake then serve it in slices like you would a slice of pie.
The best side dish for this oh-so-yummy frittata is a simple arugula salad with cherry tomatoes and a generous splash of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. YUMMM. I’m a happy lady today! Nothing could have made this better except maybe a flute of bubbly, but unfortunately I still have a full work-day ahead of me. 😉
Goat Cheese and Baby Bella Frittata
- 1.5 Cups of Sliced Baby Bellas (or one large Portabella)
- 2 tbs. minced garlic
- 1 Shallot finely chopped
- 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
- 1/2 Cup of Goat Cheese
- *8 eggs (this varies depending on the depth of your pan) whipped with 2 tbs. of heavy cream
- – Preheat your oven for 425 degrees.
- 1. On the stove top: First, saute the sliced bellas in your pan with the olive oil, minced garlic and chopped shallot. Saute for 5-6 minutes and pour into a side dish to use later.
- 2. Using the same pan that should still be coated with a bit of left over olive oil, pour your whipped eggs into the pan and begin to sprinkle 3/4 of your goat cheese and then pour your bellas/garlic/shallot mix back into the pan to mix with the eggs. Blend very gently just enough to mix everything with the eggs and then let set for about 2-3 minutes – just long enough so if you tip the pan, the sides are set and do not move. (*Remember, do not mix anymore than you have to. You’re not looking to scramble the eggs.)
- 3. Once everything is set, sprinkle the rest of your goat cheese on top and place your entire pan into the oven to bake for 10-12 minutes. Slice and serve.