Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Harrison Ford and Frittata

Yesterday morning I woke up to snow,  a sprinkling of white flakes and a weather advisory that put us on standby all day.  Schools were cancelled for Wednsday, people rushed to the grocery stores while they could.

I have my standby cooking for such events.  A pot of minestrone and a frittata.  Both of these can take us through a couple of days without electricity.  Here, we rely on electricity for heating and cooking and lighting.  Our wood can help us stay warm if everything fails.

If you haven't seen Harrison Ford make frittata in  the movie Morning Glory,  you  missed a funny performance.

Here is the recipe:

4 eggs
1/4 cup of cream
1 cup of cut up vegetables such as mushrooms, green onions, green peppers
1/2 cup of parmigiano reggiano
2T olive oil
1T butter
salt and pepper

Saute' the vegetables in hot olive oil and butter in an oven-proof pan, preferably not stick.
In a bowl, mix eggs, cream,cheese. Add to cooked vegetables.  Cook without stirring, until the bottom is golden. 
Pop the pan in a hot oven, 375 F for five,ten minutes until set.

Cut into wedges. Serve as breakfast with toast, or as a protein addition to your salad.
Keeps in the refrigerator for a few days to have as snack.

You can use any leftover vegetables.  The one in the picture contains broccoli, a vegetable I happen to like.


  1. Hello, Thank You for posting it. Right now my wife is sleeping and I'm planning to make this frittata. We've seen his movie on DVD and forget to right down the recipe. Thanks once again.