Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Eggs, They're What's for Dinner.....and Lunch, Brunch

Eggs. You got to love them. Inexpensive, they make for quick meals and tasty meals. A few weeks ago I wrote about a kale frittata. It was great but on the thin side. I like thicker "meaty" frittatas. At a friend's suggestion, I decided to try my 10 inch cast iron skillet (as opposed to the 12 inch All Clad skillet), and it was definitely thicker though it took longer to cook, a trade off.

I followed the recipe I previous wrote about but used a 10 inch cast iron skillet. I also decided to spice up the kale. This sized skillet can hold up to 12 eggs (really full) plus filling. 10 eggs is probably better. You'll probably need 20 minutes in the oven but check after 10 minutes. It definitely made for a thicker hunkier slice which was thoroughly enjoyed by friends.

For about 2 cups of curried kale, use the following recipe:

- 1 bunch of kale
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1/2 tsp garam masala
- 1/2 tsp mustard seed
- 1/2 freshly ground cumin
- 1 tbs oil
- salt to taste

Heat oil over medium heat in a large skillet, add mustard seed and cover skillet with lid until you the popping finishes. Add onion, saute for 7 minutes until lightly golden. Add cumin and garam masala, and saute for another minute. Add kale, and cook until desired tenderness is reached. Add salt.


redmenace said...

Eggs are the most wonderful thing ever. I was just writing a blog post about that too! This recipe looks delicious. I never thought of curried kale, but now I'm totally inspired. Thanks!

Fritos and Foie Gras said...

this is going to be SO delish with my favorite mango chutney! love it!

Julie M. said...

I really love frittatas. My husband shys away from them because he says they're "girl" food. I bet he couldn't say no to this one though, it's got the extra meat for him and everything else for me! Yum yum yum!

Katerina said...

What an unusual combination of ingredients, I am sure it tastes great.

Chef Dennis said...

what a grogeous frittata! they do come out so much better in a skillet, I need to pick up a few for school, and let the girls see how good they are!
thanks for the inspiration!

Simply Life said...

yum! that looks delicious! great use of eggs!

Stella said...

This has got to be the most healthful frittata I've ever seen, Nirmala! Nice. You know, I love eggs. They, above meat and cheese, are the reason I can't seem to just go fully vegan. Eggs are too delicious (smile)...