Weekend Frittata

Apr 14, 2014

800px-Chard_in_the_Victory_GardenHere’s a very simple, almost fool-proof recipe for a lazy weekend morning brunch. I think this frittata alone is reason enough to purchase a cast iron pan. You can sauté your veggies and then stick it right in the oven to bake the eggs. It’s the perfect way to use whatever veggies happen to be in season.

1 small yellow onion
2 medium leeks, sliced thin
2 cloves market fresh garlic, minced
3 small golden potatoes, sliced thin (You may also use 1 medium yam)
1/2 cup chopped broccoli
2 cups mix of chopped kale and chard
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
A dash of milk
6 farm fresh eggs (Seriously, spurge at the market; it’s worth it.)
Shredded cheese of your choice (parmesan, cheddar, swiss, etc.)

Preheat oven to 400ºF.

Begin by heating the cast iron pan over medium-high and adding a good amount of oil to the pan. Add in the onions and partially caramelize, stirring every few minutes, for about ten minutes. Add the leeks and sauté another 3 minutes. Mince and add the garlic along with the potatoes, thinly sliced. Cook for about 6 minutes, until the potatoes start to cook. Add salt and pepper. Add in the broccoli and continue to cook until veggies are tender, but not fully cooked. Add in the greens and wilt for 2 minutes. Season again, if necessary.

Beat the eggs and add the milk along with a bit of salt and pepper. Pour the egg mixture over the veggies in the pan and top with the shredded cheese. Bake for 20 minutes or until the eggs is set and the cheese is melty.



A more summer-y version with zucchini and tomatoes


Read about Laura Derr and Laura’s Mobile Kitchen in her interview with Hometown Pasadena in “Creative Types.” Her blog is




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