Tasty, warm, quick stuff

I was lamenting over the fact that I had no soup today. It’s cold and I wanted a steaming bowl of something. With bread. And butter spread as thick as cheese. Obviously. I waited and waited and contemplated a 20 minute drive to get some, but my work and a little sick one meant I had to be here. I opened the fridge and whipped this bastard up quicker than you could say “it’s not soup and bread, but it’s tasty, warm and it will do.”

Quick vegetable Frittata
Chopped veggies you have sitting in the bottom of the fridge. I used:
1 Eggplant
1 carrot
1 zucchini
Handful cherry tomatoes
Bunch of majoram (use any herb)
Garlic & olive oil
5 eggs
Good splash of cream
Salt & pepps

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See? Told you it was cold. It’s a pom pom kind of day.

  1. Throw some olive oil into a frypan and add in the clove of crushed garlic. Instantly feel better because you are cooking something!
  2. Throw in the cubed veggies and herbs (all around the same size) and fry off for about 5-7 mins until you get some colour on them and soften. Season with salt & pepps.
  3. In a separate bowl add in the 5 eggs and cream, some more salt & pepper. Whisk to combine and pour over the veggies.
  4. Let it simmer for a little while until almost set Β (about 5 mins) then whack under a hot grill until brown on top. I cover the handle of my frypan with foil.
  5. Tip out onto a plate and DEMOLISH.

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Are you making soup?
What kind?
Can I have some?

Comments

  1. Lisa Mckenzie says

    Yes I am and yes indeed you can have some ,lots in fact,I got a slow cooker for Mothers day and I made stroganoff on Monday and today because it is cold I had the same idea soup glorious soup my choice for today is minestrone and it is HUGE I keep adding things when I think of it so would you like a bucket of it? for I have made 51/2 litres of the stuff,smells good though!

  2. I made your chicken noodle soup and just demolished it. So yummy

  3. MotherDownUnder says

    Cover the top of that bad boy with some cheese! And then eat it with bread and butter!

    Thanks to our chooks, we have a frittata once a week…so good to always have one in the fridge!
    I hope your little one is feeling better soon!

  4. when *isn’t* it a Pom Pom kid of day?!

  5. daddownunder says

    Does the tin foil around the handle stop the plastic from burning in the oven? If so thats a masterstroke of a tip

  6. Snap on the cardi lady! Best one I’ve bought in a LONG time!

    • I still reckon it’s the best pay cheque I ever got! The pom poms piss me off though…always getting in the way! I’ve lost a few in the bath at the girl’s bath time too!

  7. murphycl1 says

    Looking forward to a big bowl of Donna Hay’s Roast Pumpkin Soup tonight. It’s yummy, requires no chopping and everyone thinks you have been slaving oven the oven all afternoon, which makes it even better. Claire

  8. murphycl1 says

    Meant to add that we have a sick toddler here as well. He’s down with a vomiting bug and no sheet, towel or doona has been spared. Superior drying conditions’ it is not in Canberra today, I may just have to take some of that soup over to my lovely neighbour who happens to have a clothes dryer! Claire

  9. Carly Findlay says

    I love frittata!
    I made an awesome risotto the other night – and it’s freezing here so ill be having that for dinner wearing my new snugly jarmies.
    Keep warm!

  10. Maryandlil says

    Stop. Just stop it!!

  11. Asian chicken soup with dumplings last night Bev, made on stock from the carcass of the roast from Sunday. Who am i?

  12. NO soup for you … NEXT ;0)

  13. Pumpkin and ginger, sure you can!

  14. YUM. Frittatas are my favourite meal when I’m suffering an attack of CBF. CBF is an acronym/disease with a rude word at the end that makes me whine a lot, and it can be very, very serious.

    I love that frittatas are forgiving and you can use up whatever veggies you have. Although I can’t help but notice that your recipe is missing my favourite vegetable, cheese. Is that even allowed?

    You should make this next, because we had it tonight and it was RAD: slow cooked beef in beer. http://scarletwords.com/2013/05/15/the-ultimate-winter-comfort-food-slow-cooked-beef-in-beer/

  15. I made lentil and ham bone soup last night – should last us another day or so…. gotta love homemade soup.

  16. We’ve got beef and barley tonight. It might be a bit cold by the time you fly to Canada.

  17. Mmm Frittata. Mushroom & feta is a fave, I make one and have slices of it all week for breakfast atop buttery toast.

    Last winter I was mad for this Piedmontese Bean Soup.

    http://www.dailylife.com.au/food/recipes/piedmontese-white-bean-soup-20111019-1m4b7.html

    It’s so rib stickingly warming. πŸ™‚

    Another fave is a cream of tomato and red lentil soup. Pulses are so cheap and nutritious. Just cooling down here in Qld so might bust out some soup this weekend.

  18. StevieLauren says

    Cauliflower with crispy proscuitto and chive, with warm and butter ciabatta!

  19. Michelle @ Jarrah Jungle says

    Its definately soup weather. Just avoid the tin variety, Iv been taking tin soup to work to stop me from spending $8 on a cup of disappointment size from a cafe but it only lasted 2 days. Tin soup is not nice. Cant beat home soup any day. And bread. Lavished in butter. Mmmmm butter. This frittata looks good too, but I bet your still craving soup πŸ˜‰

  20. I could never do it right, It breaks or it burns, but my best friend though she gets it right (and delicious) always

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