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  1. #1
    jmcquown Guest

    Default Breakfast Frittata

    breakfast to make, with fuzzy head (should have gone earlier to bed!)

    I'm grating potatoes, I'm grating cheese,
    I'm beating eggs - frittata, please!

    I'll bake the bacon,
    I'll top all with cheese
    (can you say 'Havarti, please?)

    Pinches of pepper,
    pinches of salt
    Diced bell pepper
    too bad there's no schmaltz!

    Sorry, I'm in a Dr. Seuss sort of mood

    I'm grating potatoes so I can form the basis for a frittata of sorts. Could
    also be called a breakfast casserole, I suppose.

    There's no cast iron skillet here (too bad) but there is a small 4-inch deep
    porcelainized iron pan (Descoware, made in Belgium, flame orange) which
    looks and acts remarkably like pricey Le Crueset and should do the trick
    just fine.

    I'm baking the bacon and there will be bacon fat! I'll be placing the
    grated potatoes in the bacon-fat greased pan (sorry, no schmaltz, but it
    sort of rhymed) and browning them well on the bottom along with minced onion
    and a little minced bell pepper. Add-ins to 6 beaten eggs will be salt &
    pepper, of course, the crumbled bacon, leftover chopped asparagus and a bit
    of chopped parsley. I'll cook this on the stovetop until the eggs are
    *almost* set, then top with grated Havarti and pop it under the broiler for
    a few minutes to melt the cheese and finish it off.

    Jill
    --
    Being a cat means never having to say thank you.


  2. #2
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: Breakfast Frittata

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > breakfast to make, with fuzzy head (should have gone earlier to bed!)


    That's what they're calling now? "-)

    > I'm baking the bacon and there will be bacon fat! I'll be placing the
    > grated potatoes in the bacon-fat greased pan (sorry, no schmaltz, but it
    > sort of rhymed) and browning them well on the bottom along with minced onion
    > and a little minced bell pepper. Add-ins to 6 beaten eggs will be salt &
    > pepper, of course, the crumbled bacon, leftover chopped asparagus and a bit
    > of chopped parsley. I'll cook this on the stovetop until the eggs are
    > *almost* set, then top with grated Havarti and pop it under the broiler for
    > a few minutes to melt the cheese and finish it off.
    >
    > Jill


    Who's coming for breakfast? That's a big meal you're making? Tasty,
    and enough for four people.
    --
    -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/amytaylor
    Pray for the abatement of her pain.

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    Hoges in WA Guest

    Default Re: Breakfast Frittata


    "Melba's Jammin'" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >

    snipped

    >> I'll cook this on the stovetop until the eggs are *almost* set,
    >>then top with grated Havarti and pop it under the
    >>broiler for a few minutes to melt the cheese and finish it off.

    ..snipped

    Can you grate Havarti? I thought it would be too soft and crumbly?
    If you can, I'll be making this for sure.
    Hoges in WA



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    cybercat Guest

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    "Hoges in WA" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:%CuDj.26787$[email protected]..
    >
    > "Melba's Jammin'" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> In article <[email protected]>,
    >> "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>

    > snipped
    >
    >>> I'll cook this on the stovetop until the eggs are *almost* set,
    >>>then top with grated Havarti and pop it under the
    >>>broiler for a few minutes to melt the cheese and finish it off.

    > .snipped
    >
    > Can you grate Havarti? I thought it would be too soft and crumbly?
    > If you can, I'll be making this for sure.
    > Hoges in WA


    Flour the grater and the cheese and grate *gently.* More like shredding.



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    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Breakfast Frittata

    Hoges in WA wrote:
    > "Melba's Jammin'" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> In article <[email protected]>,
    >> "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>

    > snipped
    >
    >>> I'll cook this on the stovetop until the eggs are *almost* set,
    >>> then top with grated Havarti and pop it under the
    >>> broiler for a few minutes to melt the cheese and finish it off.
    >>> .snipped

    >
    > Can you grate Havarti? I thought it would be too soft and crumbly?
    > If you can, I'll be making this for sure.
    > Hoges in WA
    >
    >

    It grates well enough, using a flat panel grater. The cheese melts nicely
    and was a very tasty breakfast!

    Now I have to think about the corned beef.

    Jill


  6. #6
    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Breakfast Frittata

    Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> breakfast to make, with fuzzy head (should have gone earlier to bed!)

    >
    > That's what they're calling now? "-)
    >

    LOL That's what *I'm* calling it. We stayed up until midnight but I
    couldn't sleep so I was awake, chatting, until about 4am.

    >> I'm baking the bacon and there will be bacon fat! I'll be placing
    >> the grated potatoes in the bacon-fat greased pan (sorry, no
    >> schmaltz, but it sort of rhymed) and browning them well on the
    >> bottom along with minced onion and a little minced bell pepper.
    >> Add-ins to 6 beaten eggs will be salt & pepper, of course, the
    >> crumbled bacon, leftover chopped asparagus and a bit of chopped
    >> parsley. I'll cook this on the stovetop until the eggs are *almost*
    >> set, then top with grated Havarti and pop it under the broiler for a
    >> few minutes to melt the cheese and finish it off.
    >>

    >
    > Who's coming for breakfast? That's a big meal you're making? Tasty,
    > and enough for four people.
    >
    >

    Yep, enough for four but leftovers for two. This will actually freeze well,
    which is one of the things I'm working on so Mom can have easy to heat & eat
    stuff when I go home.

    Jill


  7. #7
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: Breakfast Frittata

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Yep, enough for four but leftovers for two. This will actually freeze well,
    > which is one of the things I'm working on so Mom can have easy to heat & eat
    > stuff when I go home.
    >
    > Jill


    It freezes well? Huh. I wouldn't have thought that the eggs would do
    well.

    Is your mom appreciating your efforts? Make sure you label the goods
    with heating instructions.

    --
    -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/amytaylor
    Pray for the abatement of her pain.

  8. #8
    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Breakfast Frittata

    Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Yep, enough for four but leftovers for two. This will actually
    >> freeze well, which is one of the things I'm working on so Mom can
    >> have easy to heat & eat stuff when I go home.
    >>
    >>

    > It freezes well? Huh. I wouldn't have thought that the eggs would
    > do well.
    >

    If you check the freezer case at the grocery store you'll find all sorts of
    frozen breakfast items similar. It's no different.

    > Is your mom appreciating your efforts? Make sure you label the goods
    > with heating instructions.
    >

    She appreciates, yes'm Labels and instructions, roger that.


  9. #9
    [email protected] Guest

    Default Re: Breakfast Frittata

    On Mon, 17 Mar 2008 07:49:24 -0400, "jmcquown" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >breakfast to make, with fuzzy head (should have gone earlier to bed!)
    >
    >I'm grating potatoes, I'm grating cheese,
    >I'm beating eggs - frittata, please!
    >
    >I'll bake the bacon,
    >I'll top all with cheese
    >(can you say 'Havarti, please?)
    >
    >Pinches of pepper,
    >pinches of salt
    >Diced bell pepper
    >too bad there's no schmaltz!
    >
    >Sorry, I'm in a Dr. Seuss sort of mood
    >
    >I'm grating potatoes so I can form the basis for a frittata of sorts. Could
    >also be called a breakfast casserole, I suppose.
    >
    >There's no cast iron skillet here (too bad) but there is a small 4-inch deep
    >porcelainized iron pan (Descoware, made in Belgium, flame orange) which
    >looks and acts remarkably like pricey Le Crueset and should do the trick
    >just fine.
    >
    >I'm baking the bacon and there will be bacon fat! I'll be placing the
    >grated potatoes in the bacon-fat greased pan (sorry, no schmaltz, but it
    >sort of rhymed) and browning them well on the bottom along with minced onion
    >and a little minced bell pepper. Add-ins to 6 beaten eggs will be salt &
    >pepper, of course, the crumbled bacon, leftover chopped asparagus and a bit
    >of chopped parsley. I'll cook this on the stovetop until the eggs are
    >*almost* set, then top with grated Havarti and pop it under the broiler for
    >a few minutes to melt the cheese and finish it off.
    >
    >Jill


    I think that this sounds good you see
    I think that you should share with me

    I like potatoes and Havarti
    I even like them at a party

    Cook the bacon and chop the asparagus
    I think there will be enough for all of us.

    koko in the hat
    ---
    http://www.kokoscorner.typepad.com
    updated 2/24
    "There is no love more sincere than the love of food"
    George Bernard Shaw

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    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: Breakfast Frittata

    In article <MJOdnTrZeN_oMUPanZ2dnUVZ_[email protected]>,
    "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    > > In article <[email protected]>,
    > > "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote:


    > If you check the freezer case at the grocery store you'll find all sorts of
    > frozen breakfast items similar. It's no different.


    Doesn't mean they're any good, though. "-)

    --
    -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/amytaylor
    Pray for the abatement of her pain.

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    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Breakfast Frittata

    Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    >>> In article <[email protected]>,
    >>> "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >> If you check the freezer case at the grocery store you'll find all
    >> sorts of frozen breakfast items similar. It's no different.

    >
    > Doesn't mean they're any good, though. "-)
    >

    LOL! Well, the next time I do this I won't add asparagus (or any other
    green vegetable)... Mom said she'd have liked it fine if it was just the
    potatoes, eggs, bacon & cheese With asparagus, not so much (I liked
    it!)

    Jill


  12. #12
    Charlotte L. Blackmer Guest

    Default Re: Breakfast Frittata

    In article <[email protected]>,
    jmcquown <[email protected]> wrote:
    >Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    >> In article <[email protected]>,
    >> "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    >>>> In article <[email protected]>,
    >>>> "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >>
    >>> If you check the freezer case at the grocery store you'll find all
    >>> sorts of frozen breakfast items similar. It's no different.

    >>
    >> Doesn't mean they're any good, though. "-)
    >>

    >LOL! Well, the next time I do this I won't add asparagus (or any other
    >green vegetable)... Mom said she'd have liked it fine if it was just the
    >potatoes, eggs, bacon & cheese With asparagus, not so much


    Eggs and potatoes and cheese
    Baked till browned and pretty as you please

    ....

    ok, I've been up since three-thirty this morning and am running on fumes,
    although my car no longer is.

    Anyway. Frittata like breakfast bakes are becoming a staple in my
    kitchen, but I like wegetables in mine, unlike your mom. I especially
    like asparagussssss. Last year's offering for the Easter potluck
    breakfast (after the service starting at 5:30 am) was:

    Potatoes,.cut in thumbnail sized chunks - par-cook them by microwave/pan
    fry till mostly cooked
    Asparagus - cut in small pieces and sauteed with the taters

    Mix eggs up (this is a good way to use spare egg whites if you have them)
    with some milk, salt/pepper/spices, a good handful of parmesan or some
    other grated or small-chunk cheese

    Dump veggies in pan and spread out, pour eggs over

    350 oven for about half an hour or until it looks done

    Why, yes, I did put this together before the service. So it's one of
    those "you can do this half asleep" things. (So, um, I don't remember
    how many eggs I used - maybe 8 + some whites for a 9 by 13 pan? Pound of
    potatoes, big bunch of asparagus tips) Holds well in a low oven, covered
    with foil.

    I highly recommend spraying the dish with "Pam" or something similar.

    Bacon would have been tasty but there were a lot of vegetarians present.

    If you don't have cheese, but have creme fraiche instead, use it! It's
    the secret of the velvety tasty quiche at one of San Francisco's very best
    bakeries.

    Charlotte
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