Friday, April 24, 2009

Lemon Frittata with Leeks and Goat Cheese

Inspiration:
Food alla Puttanesca, recipe originally from The Kitchn


Ingredients:
  • 7 eggs
  • 1 Meyer lemon, zested
  • 3 ounces goat cheese
  • Olive oil
  • 2 large leeks, cut lengthwise and rinsed
  • 1/3 cup Italian parsley, chopped
  • Salt and fresh ground black pepper

Instructions:
  1. Pre-heat the broiler. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs until slightly bubbly and well-mixed, then stir in the lemon zest. Crumble in the goat cheese.

  2. Heat about a tablespoon of olive oil in a deep skillet over medium heat. It can be cast iron or another metal; just make sure it can go in the oven. Trim the leeks of any dry or browned edges on the green tops, then slice the remaining stalk into half moons. Toss everything into the skillet and cook, stirring frequently, for about ten minutes or until the leeks are softened. Stir in the parsley and cook just until wilted. Remove from the heat and add salt and pepper to taste. Let cool for just a minute or two, then pour the cooked leeks into the bowl with the eggs and stir.

  3. Put the skillet back on the heat and film lightly with just a bit more olive oil. Pour the egg and leek mixture in and cook over medium heat for about 10-15 minutes, or until the frittata has mostly set. Use a spatula to lift up the edges and make sure it's cooking evenly, letting the uncooked eggs run down into the bottom of the pan.

  4. When the frittata has set, put under the broiler for 3-5 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and slightly puffy. Remove from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes. Flip out onto a platter and serve immediately.


Notes: I thought this was missing something-- if I make it again, I would add some garlic and maybe some red pepper flakes. I liked the flavors together, but it didn't wow me.

Liz's Rating: 8/10
Tim's Rating: n/a

7 comments:

Katie said...

Yum! It sounds so "spring". :)

VeggieGirl said...

Lovely frittata!!

Joelen said...

Looks fantastic and perfect for spring!

Kerstin said...

What a tasty frittata - I love leeks and goat cheese together!

Elyse said...

This frittata certainly looks delicious. It sounds light with a nice touch of creaminess from the goat cheese. I bet your idea about adding garlic would totally jazz up the flavor of this frittata!

Maria said...

Wow that looks good!

MrsSchoon said...

Looks very "springy" and delicious!