Tuesday, May 16, 2017

A Simply Rustic Frittata


The saddest journey in the world is the one that follows a precise itinerary. Then you're not a traveler. You're a tourist.
~Guillermo del Toro


Love the quote from one of my favorite movie director/producers. Recipes, like journeys, sometimes need to be spontaneous. You need to mix it up a bit and see where you end up!

I decided to wonder off the beaten path with my latest frittata.  As you may remember, I made a delicious Ham & Asparagus Frittata. I had ham and asparagus left over from Easter and decided to whip up a frittata.  It was a hit with everyone. ♥

I was plumb out of asparagus and though I have some ham in the freezer, I decided to make a Spinach and Mushroom Frittata.  I picked a tomato from the garden and added that as well.  Oh my!  I think it was even better than the Ham & Asparagus Frittata.

I love cooking & baking in my big cast iron skillet.  And I absolutely love simple rustic dinners.

20 comments:

  1. I have a bundle of asparagus in the fridge. I'm going to make the ham and asparagus frit attached. Thanks for the recipe!

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    1. Anne, let me know if you like it? I was really surprised that the asparagus was good in the frittata. I was afraid it would be stringy but it wasn't. I think I prefer the spinach but I do love asparagus.

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  2. Sounds delicious, Gina! I love when things come together spontaneously. I remember watching a cooking show where the host went to people's homes and whipped something up from whatever was at hand. I think it was Jamie Oliver. You seem to have the same talent! Hugs xo Karen

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    1. Karen, I've not seen that cooking show before but it sounds really interesting. I wonder if the meals turned out well or if they turned out all mish mashed? Hugs to you too. xo

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  3. Yummy, Gina! Wish I could have a serving of your frittata for my lunch today.

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    1. Kitty, I would make you a fresh frittata for your lunch. Leftovers are good but not as good. ♥

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  4. Oh your frittata sounds fabulous.

    Hugs Diane

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    1. Thank you, Chrissy. I love the touch of red from the tomatoes in the picture.

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  6. You just can't go wrong with Frittata or Quiche.
    Lovely ...

    All the best Jan

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    1. Jan, so far I haven't but there's always a first time! :-)

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  7. Would love having a sample of your cooking in the old iron skillet. I still have mine,just do not use it much. No fun when it is one.

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    1. LV, I've seen smaller cast iron skillets. You could make a smaller version if you'd like. They take no time at all.

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  8. Looks delicious! Made up recipes are the best!

    Blessings,
    Jill

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  9. Always rewarding when you just put something together and it ends up being just delicious!!

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    1. Connie, it was a pleasant and delicious surprise! xo

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  10. The best part of baking for me is taking off the beaten path, so many wonderful things can happen :) Your fritatta looks really amazing :) I wouldn't have thought to use asparagus, but how fun to find a new way to make an old favorite new again! :)

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    1. Marilyn, I did chop the asparagus in small pieces and didn't use that much of the stems. xo

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