HAPPY WORLD EGG DAY!

Can you believe it's that time of year again?!

Did you write your wish list and send it in a cardboard carton to The Great Yolker?

No?

Well I did! I asked for an omlette and a souffle and an egg timer and a dictionary.

Why a dictionary?

Well, maybe then I'd learn the correct spelling of "frittata" before I go ahead and spend five hours making a World Egg Day video and then another 2 hours uploading it onto You Tube.

But the deed is done. Although a few confused souls at Cooks.com seem to agree with me.

Anyway...you spell frittata, I spell fritatta...no matter how you spell it, here is a world egg dish from Italy...or maybe Spain, depending on how you Google...that is so, so easy and Bonus! you can basically switch out ingredients like this and like that and add potatos or potatoes, whichever you prefer to spell.

The recipe I used is from Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Homeand is found on pages 292-293. I'll transcribe it below, but basically you could swap out any cold pasta for the potatoes, and add just about any other sort of vegetable as long as you saute it good and...good.

Instead of cheddar cheese on top, add a little spinach and feta. Or how about some pepper with them thar onions?

And although we did buy garlic in the video, somehow I forgot to add it later when we were cooking.

NOTE: Mince garlic and use it liberally. More garlic is your friend, and will reveal your own true friends. The more you eat garlic, the more the hangers-on drop off.

But what am I talking about?!

The star of the day is THE EGG!

Coming to you from The Egg Board and the good folks at Parent Bloggers Network, we present Madame Halushki and her adorable assistants, Prima and Seconda, in the Internet premier of World Egg Day (featuring PeeWee Chicken)!

video

Simple Frittata (or Fritatta if you want to be a cool kid)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil or butter or combination
  • 1 medium potato, cut into quarters and thinly sliced
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 tsp chopped fresh marjoram, basil tarragon, rosemary, or oregano
  • 1 garlic clove minced or pressed (optional)
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese (optional)
  • salt and ground black pepper

Heat the oil in a large skillet. Saute the potatoes and onions covered, stirring frequently, for about 8 minutes, until they are tender and golden. Stir in the herb and optional (My note: Pssht...optional my eggshell) garlic. Pour the beaten eggs over the sauteed vegetables, tilting the pan to distribute them evenly. Sprinkle on the cheese and salt and pepper to taste. Cover the pan and cook on low heat for 10 minutes, until the eggs are set and golden on the bottom.

To brown the top of the frittata: If your skillet is flameproof, simply place the frittata under a preheated broiler for about 2 minutes. Otherwise, carefully slide the frittata onto a plate and then flip it over, back onto the skillet, to brown the other side. (Me again: buy a freakin' flameproof skillet.) To serve, cut the frittata in half.

Me one more time: I guess I added that tomato all on my own. I'm super!

Per serving:316 calories, 11.3 g protein, 16.7 g fat, 30.6 g carbohydrate, 149 mg sodium, 282 mg cholesterol

Although we cut it into many pieces and ate with a salad and bread, so you figure it out.

HAPPY WORLD EGG DAY!
Feliz Día Mundial del Huevo!
Buon giorno a base di uova mondo!
愉快的世界蛋天
Oeuf! Oeuf! Oeuf!

28 comments:

Black Hockey Jesus said...

There's no Great Yolker. You're wasting your time.

Matt_Z said...

Love it... what a fun day for the kids! I have to admit, I had no idea there was a World Egg Day - let alone that it was today.

Lisa Milton said...

Egg day? Really? Too funny.

(It makes me itch just thinking about it; silly allergies.)

Mary-LUE said...

First, I'm jealous of your kids willingness to participate in your special fritata production. My kids have a camera aversion like you wouldn't believe.

Second, what fun!!! And it looks really yummy, too!

Krista said...

senora dios de huevo~
THAT was worth waiting for considering your hiatus in between blogs!! I swear I'm not lying in that I have made this very same fritatta (or frittata) on more than one occasion. I have that Moosewood cookbook (among many of their fabulous others). I gone a little wacky and strayed from the main ingredient list (I have done it with hot pepper addes, as well as sausage (gasp!) version that would not be Moosewood-endorsed). It's divine.
Your video is a HOOT! Your girls must think you're the most funnest mom. Matter of fact, can I come live at your house? The Salt N Pepa moment actually made me crack up out loud! As did the insinuated alcohol consumption by minors. It totally made my Friday. Hmm, may go make me an egg salad-sandwich...

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

This was the best World Egg Day evah!

Redneck Mommy said...

You just totally made my day. Eggs or not.

I'm CRACKING up.

Backpacking Dad said...

I have never made a decent fritatta. Ever.

Eggs are complicated.

You are complicated.

That little video makes me want to be a better man.

Heidi said...

Stinkin' brilliant video. Vonderful, Vonderful!

Mr Farty said...

I've never heard of fritatata till now. It looks brilliant and I lolled at your salt and pepper.

Hungry now...

Heather, Queen of Shake Shake said...

Wow, after watching that video, I feel much maternal guilt that I'd rather eat raw eggs and catch salmonella than cook with my kids.

Very cute!

ImNoBetterThanU said...

The time you spent paid off. VERY entertaining video. I can not explain why but it was. I was glued to the screen. I will share with some friends and see if they agree or put me in a looney bin. Thank you for sharing.

Kristine said...

You are so amazingly talented!! That was awesome.

anne said...

World Egg Day! Who'd have guessed? Had I known, I would have celebrated.

Great video. Excellent song.

Variations On A Theme said...

How could I have missed world egg day. Your girls have such a cool mom!

SJ said...

Can you pick up one of these Frita things in the frozen food section of the local supermarket, you know, for us only acquainted with the microwave?

Anyway, I'll have to send this one to my yolks, I mean, folks…sorry…

OmegaMom said...

Applause! Applause!

Anissa Mayhew said...

soooo, does that mean there's an open invite for Sunday brunch? Cause I could make that happen.

ZombieDaddy said...

You know what goes well on eggs?

Brai....

Wait, do I have to say it?

Mom101 said...

Am so sad I missed egg day. I'm pretty sure I had waffles for breakfast that day.

Anonymous said...

Eggceptional!!! Brava Brava!
-kk

Katie Alender said...

Well, there are no double t's in Spanish, so it must be Italian!

jerseymike said...

I cannot believe I missed World Egg Day.

Your video almost makes me feel better about not knowing of it- but sort of guilty at the same time.

More reasons to visit Halushki every single day.

g said...

I love making frittatas! Yum!

michelle of bleeding espresso said...

Just say, hypothetically, that one missed World Egg Day. I know, seems insane. Could one, perhaps, whip up a frittata any old day and celebrate?

I'm gonna risk it.

preTzel said...

Eggs. I have a love/hate relationship with them. Love to eat them. Hate to fart them. They smell awful after being hard boiled too. Kinda like an ol' grandpa fart. EWW!

Chantelle said...

Dude, I must be the worst mother ever.
That was amazing.

americannightmare said...

yeah, dude. Salt N Pepa.
Brilliant, Josie (sans Pussycats)

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