Friday, March 28, 2008

tomato basil frittata

tomato basil frittata

I had some girlies over for brunch the other morning and Liz asked me to blog about the frittata. Today it is snowing and I’m a little frustrated about that, so this was a comforting distraction! Thanks for the motivation, Lizzo! Enjoy~

 six eggs

6 large eggs
½ cup cheese, grated (I used parmesan and mozzarella)
½ onion, chopped fine
2 {generous} tablespoons minced fresh basil
1 tomato, chopped
salt and pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil



if only you could smell this. mmmmmmmm

Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Whisk together the eggs, cheese, salt and pepper. Stir in basil. Heat the oil in a 10 inch ovenproof nonstick skillet, and sauté the onion until it’s translucent. Add the egg mixture and gently scramble until mostly set. Add the tomato and mix it in gently, then put the skillet in the oven until the frittata is set. (this time varies depending on how much you cooked the eggs on the stovetop—you can touch the top with your finger and tell if it is set.) Run a spatula around the edge and loosen the frittata and put it on a serving plate. Serve warm, at room temperature or chilled.

tomato basil frittata

hey, I was ready for spring! {insert pouty bottom lip here}

I was ready for spring!


calibosmom said...

Mmmm...this really was yummy!Fresh basil and tomato in anything is dEElish!

Tamara said...

YUMMMMMY, anything with basil is destined to be a favorite of mine. Thanks for the gluten-free recipe!

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andrea said...

how many times can i ask you to be my wife?

Darlene said...

yummy stuff, this was a keeper!

thanks brittany...and liz :)

xox darlene

Carrie Ann said...

I love you. And you make better eggs than anyone I know.

Ballard Greener said...

I like it. And the eggs look to be cooked perfectly. I have found that cooking good eggs has alot to do with temperature and the pan your using. My pans stink (and they were expensive too).

Emily said...

Looks so good! I am definitely going to try and make it!

Krista said...

MMmmmmm, I can't wait to try this when I have a real up and working kitchen again!! I MISS YOU SO MUCH!!!! Will you call me tomorrow please???

Kara said...

I can't believe it's snowing there. Forget a phone call, will you come see me tomorrow please???

emma jo said...

My Mom and I were just giggling at how picturesque you making eggs live an enchanted life. I mean old fashioned egg beaters? Who are you? We love your reminds us that there are truly quality people out there that do everything with a little more pizazz and feeling! And we sympathize with the snow...we got 5 inches two days ago...stink, we just had the grass back.

brittany said...

Ha, emily, that's funny. That's right, I DO live an enchanted life. I needed to be reminded of that today!

I have a little collection of antique kitchen stuff above my cupboards "on display" and I thought that it would be a nice addition to the pictures. Turns out that it was very handy and made beating the eggs a cinch for the little people and I'll be using them more often now.

Kara, I'll be on the next plane out. Oh, wait, what should I do with all these KIDS? It's 60 today, so that's more do-able.

(Jen) Domino-n-Crash & Fam. said...

HI Brittany :o)
I can no longer let Steve hog all our friends from way back when. Thanks to him, I've been catching up on SO many 'kids' from our youth, and their adorable families. I'd email. but, uh, didn't see a link. SO -- now that I've been officially sucked into the blog-o-sphere, hopefully I'll be by more often. Though I have to say, I don't think I'll attempt "kitchen photos" after seeing how awsome yours are. Oh, wait, that requires ME actually IN the kitchen, to COOk even -- my hubbie's a chef before his Marine Corps life took over, so HE feeds us -- thank goodness.
My kids saw the eggs and begged me to print the receipe. So, since I've got directions, this should be a snap. Thanks for sharing.
Catch ya 'round.

Suzie Petunia said...

I am willing to try any recipe you recommend for some reason. Maybe it IS because you take such appetizing pictures of the food. Did I tell you I made the chocolate cake last week that you posted way back? Delicious! I'll try this one tomorrow.

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Suzie Petunia said...

I made the recipe yesterday! I had to use cilantro instead of basil because that is what I had in the fridge. It definitely had more of a "fiesta" sort of taste, but was delicious just the same! I shared it with a friend who wanted seconds and thirds. Thanks for the recipe. It was bueno!

Wendy said...

Looks tasty. I love frittata. I've got one that I make with zucchini and I was thinking how good it could be with some tomatoes and fresh basil. Thanks for the inspiration friend.

Anonymous said...

I love you my friend. I SOOOO do. But if I click on your blog and see Tomato Basil Fritatta once more I might flip out on you.



Dallas and Krista said...

I am going to make this for brunch with ali tomorrow- along with muffins. Those labels are on your blog are so handy- I found the recipe in like 2 seconds... perfect and just what i was looking for!