February 6, 2012

Dinner Dans le Townhouse: Broccoli & Feta Frittata


A frittata for dinner?  Not on Hubby's watch.  He once ate a combo #7 at a fast food place around 5:00 p.m. and then asked, "what's for dinner?" a couple hours later.  Although Hubby & I ate the frittata pictured here as a brunch recently, if Hubby's out of town for work then it's breakfast for dinner dans le townhouse.  And Hubby was out of town this weekend, so guess what I made for dinner . . .

I used to have a mild allergy to eggs that my family refused to believe, so I was served eggs before every car ride and trip to amusement park.  That always ended badly.  It took me a long time to warm up to eggs cooked any other way other than into a cake.  So I figure that if I have a hankering for a frittata for dinner I should go for it, to make up for years of egg-avoidance.

Whether you're going to sneak this in as a dinner, or eat it as a proper breakfast, I hardly reinvented the wheel on this recipe.  But even if you and eggs aren't good friends, I bet you'll agree that this frittata is yummy & super easy to prepare.

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/2 onion, finely diced (I use a mini food processor)
6 eggs
1 cup feta, cut into itty-bitty pieces
3.5 cups loosely packed, washed broccoli
Salt & pepper (to taste)

Minus the tomatoes - they just like to photo-bomb any kitchen shots

Tools:
  1. Oven: set broiler on high
  2. Food processor (only if you like your onion diced really finely, like I do)
  3. A cast iron pan or any oven-safe pan that is non-stick
  4. (My le creuset cast iron pan is 9.5" and 2" deep.  For a larger pan, try adding a couple extra eggs and a smidge more broccoli.)
Cook Away:
  1. Melt the butter over medium heat
  2. Add the onion and cook until the onion is a bit glossy (3-5 minutes)
  3.  (Be careful not to overcook because overcooked onion is bitter)
  4. Season with salt & pepper and stir
  5. Whisk eggs and pour over broccoli and onion
  6. Don't stir, just lightly nudge the eggs over the broccoli and onion so the eggs have spread evenly
  7. The eggs will begin to set immediately, so quickly toss the feta on top but do not stir
  8. Cook over medium heat until the eggs are firm on the bottom, gently life with a spatula to take a peak (4-6 minutes)
  9. Place pan under the broiler for only a couple minutes (watch carefully because the eggs will brown quickly)
  10. Enjoy!


We actually had a nice, leisurely brunch not too long ago.  We even used the dining room, something we typically only reserve for guests for some bizarre reason.  When I ate my dinner-frittata over the weekend though, I gobbled it on the sofa, watching The Vampire Dairies via Rogers on Demand.  So sad.


22 comments:

  1. Looks deeelicious! I love eggs. And feta. And onions.

    "When I ate my dinner-frittata over the weekend though, I gobbled it on the sofa, watching The Vampire Dairies via Rogers on Demand. So sad."
    Um, sounds like the perfect dinner setting to me!

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    1. Vampire Diaries is stupidly addictive, isn't it? Although I feel a bit weird about approaching 30 (slowly) and watching a bunch of high schoolers flit about and moon over each other.

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    2. I tried to not watch VD for the longest time, but then finally caved and got hooked. I'm pretty sure I'm going to be on my death bed and still be watching teen shows! One can only take so much blood and gore from procedurals and medical shows. (ha, not that VD doesn't have that...)

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    3. Yep, it is much easier to give in and just watch the show. I figure there are worse addictions . . .

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  2. This all sounds great. I may need to sneak in a breakfast for dinner sometime in the near future!

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    1. Yay! Next up: dessert for dinner. I'm on a mission to corrupt everyone.

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  3. Oh yum -- broccoli and feta are two of my most favourite foods. This looks awesome!

    Jenny
    www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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  4. It looks heavenly! Your pictures are getting so great!

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  5. awesome pics..i love ur pyrex bowls :P

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  6. those are some MASSIVE photos in my google reader!

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    1. I widened my whole blog and to keep the photos crisp I've kept them original size (instead of sm, m, l, xl). I've found the bigger I keep them, the clearer they are once blogger morphs them into a blog post. Sorry they're so huge for you!

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    2. I just checked in google reader (I never use that) and they ARE giant. Haha. You can see how dirty my stove element is. But oddly, even though they are all the same size, only some pop up giant. Google: are you trying to drive me insane?!? Work with me, google/blogger, work with me.

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  7. Breakfast for dinner is one of my favourite things! Feta and broccoli, I can already imagine how delicious this would be.

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  8. yummm looks delicious! and I love yor placemats too

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    1. Thanks! They're from HomeSense. But made in Portugal - fancy.

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  9. Lol! My guy won't consider this dinner either - he would ask where the meat was and tell me it needs to be at least twice this size! Luckily he is out and about this evening so I am going to give this a try! It looks scrumptious!

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  10. That looks delicious! I might try this, perhaps with some added bacon.

    Come check us out at midcenturymidwest.blogspot.com

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  11. Breakfast for dinner is a weekly occurrence around our place! Will definitely add this to the recipe roster.

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  12. YUM! I always love your photography and your posts. I love your table setting!!! Can't wait to try this recipe :)

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  13. yummy!!!!! this looks delicious and oh so me! :)

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