What is you favourite breakfast?
Mine is always eggs. Eggs in any form would do for me. That does not mean I eat a boiled egg or an omelette everyday. I have to, as a rule, make the humble egg more interesting. So, there are days when I add some mushrooms and cheese to make an omelette. Then there is the sunny side egg, which is Anndya’s favourite. Tugga likes some cheese grated on his sunny side up. I am very finicky about my omlette too. I never allow Ashok to make it. I like the eggs a bit undercooked and to be complete in the residue heat post cooking. Sometimes I even make an egg net with some vegetables on the side and if I want something truly exotic, I bake one in a skillet with a drizzle of truffle oil in the end Read here However, on Sundays, if I have had luchi for two consecutive Sundays, then I make it a point to get a frittata in the oven. Sundays are when the entire family has breakfast together and everyone has the same thing for breakfast. Hence, a frittata comes in real handy. There are regular frittatas with just eggs, onions, tomatoes and cheese and there is the farmer’s frittata, with a lot more going on in it.
Farmer’s frittata is quite easy to make and is a quick deal in case you have the ingredients in hand. Of course, one can get as versatile and creative as possible with a frittata. From bacon, sausages to chicken, one can add just about any protein to it. For vegetables, the options are limitless. My favorite vegetables to go with a frittata are onions, tomatoes, capsicum, bell peppers, potatoes, mushrooms and spinach. The vegetables that I have used in this recipe are potatoes, onions, spinach and tomatoes. For proteins, I had to make do with chicken sausages only, since Ma does not eat bacon.
The farmer’s frittata in this recipe is a baked one. It is possible to make the same farmer’s frittata on the stove top too. Only, one has to be careful about the heat not burning up the bottom. Sometimes, I have some mozzarella or goats cheese at home, I cut large cubes of those and add them in different areas. So when you cut up a frittata, there are these pockets of liquid molten cheese and that’s simply divine. This recipe calls for simple ingredients, easily found in most kitchen, with simple cooking technique leading up to a delicious and wholesome farmers frittata. This frittata is good for 6 people with some bread on the side.
Guess what? Brishti had her first frittata and she loved it. Kept a little bit for her evening snack too.