February 10th, 2008

Spectacular Fritatta

3 TB rosemary
3 TB basil
pulverize together in a mortar and pestle
8 eggs
whip together in a large bowl

1 cup fresh spinach (about 1-2 oz) Coarsely chop spinach
1 avacado quarter and peel the avacado, the slice the quarters into 1/4 inch wedges
1 medium to large onion (about 3/4-1 cup) Chop. Saute in heavy cast-iron skillet until browned. Set aside in bowl.
1 medium potato
chopped spinach sauteed onion
Pre-heat the broiler. slice the potato into 1 inch by 1.5 inch by 1/4 inch thick rounds. Saute in the skillet until tasty. Add the spinach and onion, and mix briefly.
egg mixture Turn on a high fire. When everything is sizzling, pour the eggs over the vegetables. Let them cook until mostly set (only a minute or two). If you're feeling ambitious, lift up the edge and let some of the liquid egg run under to cook. Turn the fire off.
avacado slices
1 cup medium-packed grated cheddar cheese (about 4 oz)
Lay the avacado slices out on top of the mostly-set eggs. Sprinkle a heavy layer of cheese over the avacado. Put the pan under the broiler until the eggs are fully set and the cheese is melted and bubbling, 3 minutes for me. If your broiler is hotter or colder your timing will vary - keep an eye on it. Slice and serve.