Sunday, April 5, 2009
Potato and Leek Frittata
Especially in potato leek soup. One of my favorite versions is from Simply Recipes- straightforward and delicious, it is the perfect recipe to have on hand! Unfortunately, I was missing the requisite chicken broth to make the soup, so I resorted to plan B instead- a potato and leek frittata. Yum! It was so easy to put together and turned out so delicious that I submitted it for the "Blog Your Omelet" recipe round up on Nuria's fabulous Spanish Recipes blog. Definitely check out her site for great recipes and photos! A frittata is an Italian omelette that is great no matter how you make it, whether you use kale and spaghetti squash , portobellos and broccoli rabe or your own combination of ingredients.
If you've never used leeks before in a recipe, they require a little bit of extra preparation, but are definitely worth it! The layers of a leek can collect dirt, so it is important to clean them carefully. The cleaning comes after you slice the leek into fourths so you can get at those tough to reach places. Here are the steps that I generally follow for preparing a leek, but feel free to use the method that works for you.
8 eggs at room temperature
1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
1 leek, diced
12 ounces boiled Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and diced
1/2 tsp. Kosher salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
-In a mixing bowl, beat together milk, eggs, and yogurt. Stir in half of the cheese.
-In a large skillet, melt one tablespoon of the butter.
-Add leeks to the butter and saute over medium heat, until leeks are softened and translucent.
-Add potatoes, salt, pepper, and additional tablespoon of butter. Stir until butter is melted.
-Turn heat to medium-low.
-Pour the egg mixture over everything.
-Cook without stirring or turning over medium-low heat until edges are set and light golden-brown.
-Sprinkle top of frittata with the remaining parmesan cheese and place pan under broiler.
-Remove from broiler when top is golden brown and frittata is set.
-Allow to rest on the counter for a few minutes before serving.
-Slice and enjoy!