I’ve always loved cheese as part of the ingredients in any dish such as quiches, omelettes or just an entree. Even if it’s just for a quick meal or breakfast, having combination cheeses just makes your palate plaok cge2y while identifying the other elements in the dish.
After every party or celebration, are leftovers. And usually it is from the oversupply of purchases or it’s those garnishes you use to liven up your gustatory fares. But whatever it is, creativeness creeps in when the stomach starts to grumble. And today, I would want to share with you a Gruyere fritata dish. Fritata comes from the Italian word meaning a dish made with eggs and other meat or vegetables.
Enjoy your Fritata with Roasted peppers and Gruyere
- 8 eggs
- 2 tablespoon cream (you can use half and half)
- salt and pepper
- 2 cups baby spinach
- 2 pcs roasted peppers (if bottled strain from oil)
- ¼ cup grated gruyere cheese
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoon chopped onion
- 1 clove garlic minced
- garnishes such as chives or parsley (optional)
In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, cream, salt and pepper. Chop the roasted peppers. Add spinach, peppers and cheese with the eggs. Mix until well blended.
Preheat the broiler. Place an 8 inch ovenproof frying pan on top of stove over medium heat. Melt butter with olive oil. When butter foams, add the onion and sauté until onion looks translucent, about 3 minutes. Add garlic for 1 minute longer. Pour in the egg and vegetable mixture, reduce the heat to low, and cook until the eggs are just firm around the edges for about 4-5 minutes. Using a spatula, lift the edges and tilt the pan to let the uncooked eggs run beneath. Continue cooking until the eggs are nearly set, 4 minutes longer.
Slip the pan under the broiler about 4 inches (10 cm) from the heat source and broil until the top sets and browns lightly, about 2 minutes. Remove from the broiler and slide onto a flat serving plate. Sprinkle with the chives and parsley. Serve warm or at room temperature and cut into wedges.
This dish is so easy to make that you would want to repeat and repeat with whatever left over vegetable or meat you might have in your fridge. But always remember that the cheese you get must be from the best cheese place– the Ideal Cheese Shop. And you can be guaranteed that the meal you will prepare will always be delicious, economical and a sure hit to those gourmands.
Oh, just so you know that the fritata’s main ingredient is really egg, but there’s a quote by Clifton Fadiman which he says,”Cheese – milk’s leap toward immortality”. And the best cheese can be found in the only authentic gourmet cheese shop in town. So if you take the cheese out of any dish, you’re as good as demised. And we wouldn’t want that from happening…Life is just so great to enjoy and there’s so little time for everything, right? Have an awesome day!