Tuesday, November 6, 2007

fabulous fast lunch

Jeremy and I just came back from Las Vegas, and there was nothing in our fridge except a few veggies and whatnot from my trip to the farmer's market the week before. So here it is Monday afternoon, and Jer and I want lunch, and I can barely think I'm so hungry and what's in the fridge....hmmm, I see leeks, broccoli, some cheese, pears, eggs and lettuce. Sure I could make a salad, but its cold, and I'm cold and I don't want to eat anything cold....besides, did you see salad dressing in that list? I sure didn't and today was not the day for nudity, even in a salad. (did I mention it was cold?)

In comes the internet to the rescue! I searched leek recipes and found a leek and asparagus frittata. I didn't have asparagus, but I had broccoli....woohoo! Delicious, filling, easy, and HOT! Can't wait to have the leftovers for lunch tomorrow. Oh, btw, its great with salad and a piece of bread, even if the salad is naked. ;)

Leek And Broccoli Frittata (or baked omelet, if you prefer)

1 leek, washed and coarsely chopped
1 head of broccoli
1/4 cup of feta (add more if you really like it, this is the amount for a subtle flavor)
1 1/2 T fresh or frozen dill
5 eggs, beaten
2T water
olive oil
salt and pepper

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Heat some olive oil in an oven safe pan. Throw the leeks in and saute them until they are soft (about 5 minutes I think). Add the water and broccoli and saute until the water has cooked off. The leeks will be really soft and the broccoli will be bright green and still crunchy. Add your dill, feta, salt and pepper to taste. Pour in your beaten egg mixture, on top of the veggies, and stir it up a bit. Then put it in the oven and bake until the eggs firm up, about 20 minutes. To serve it, you could serve straight from the pan, or put it on a platter and slice wedges out of it. It shouldn't stick to the pan much at all. Serve hot or room temp.


Cindy said...

Welcome to the blog Katy! And stepping in with her very first post she takes the pantry challenge (what's on hand)! I can see we can expect some exciting things to come out of your kitchen. The frittata sounds awesome!

Cindy said...

P.S. What website did you find the recipe on?

Camille said...

Welcome Katy! And way to kick off the afternoon with using what's in the pantry. You've helped remind me that the internet is my friend when it comes to bare shelves and we need to eat. :)

Katy said...

Couldn't tell ya what site I found the recipe on....someone else's blog with leek recipes. I just searched 'leek recipes' on google and found one I liked. I tried to find it again, to no avail....sigh. I tried.