Thursday, November 8, 2012

Frugal Eatin': Dandelion Greens Fritatta
The recent rains have helped lots of tender new dandelion greens sprout up.  Gather up new shoots of dandelion leaves before they form flowers. (Don't pick them where doggies do, or where sprayers spray.)

 Heat up some oil / fat in a fry pan (I used about 1 tsp each bacon fat, olive oil, butter):
Cook some chopped garlic and shallot / onion just a minute or two (heat medium/high), then add the greens:
With a fork, beat some eggs in a bowl (I used 5, cuz that was what I had), and pour over the greens in the pan. The temperature should be hot enough that the eggs start to set/cook immediately, but low enough that they don't burn:
Sprinkle on some shredded cheese (I used Peccorino Romano).
Turn off the burner (the top of the eggs are still runny) and turn on your oven broiler. Put the skillet under the broiler for 2 - 3 minutes until the top of the eggs set:
Served with foraged fig & pear, and milky coffee-in-a-bowl (the way they do it in French movies).