Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Dandelion Frittata- The TRULY Radical Food!

A few weeks ago, I decided to make a normal-person-type frittata.

This was apparently more than my 14 year old could tolerate, for he boldly declared- 
"You're becoming more radical, every month!"

"It's a just a FRITTATA!"   (?!?)

Imagine his delight this weekend, when I tried another frittata and put dandelion greens in it!

Thankfully, by then he had accepted my radicalness, and all was well.

the main ingredients  :)

quinoa, pre cooking

quinoa, post cooking!

simple dandelion greens frittata

and the REALLY radical frittata- dandelion greens, artichoke & feta cheese! mmm...

 Dandelion Greens Frittata

yield 3, because we're a family of 3  :)
recipe can easily be doubled or tripled

1 large handful of dandelion greens, rinsed, dried & chopped
2-3 tbs olive oil
1/2 sweet onion, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
salt & pepper, to taste
4 oz cream cheese, softened
4 large eggs

*optional additions:
1/2 c chopped artichoke hearts
1/2 crumbled feta

preheat oven to 400 degrees

over medium heat, sautee onions in olive oil, till tender
add dandelion greens and cook till wilted
add garlic & cook 2-3 minutes
add salt & pepper, to taste

in large bowl, mix cream cheese, egss and quinoa
*I use an electric mixer.

add dandelion mixture and blend well
*add artichoke & feta, at this time too, if doing these additions

pour into single serving oven proof dishes or a small casserole dish

*I opted not to grease the dishes, b/c the edges turn brown more quickly.  
The frittatas seemed to stick, either way.

bake at 400 degrees, for 15-20 minutes, depending on thickness of frittata
shallow dishes will require less time
ramekins require more (last photo)

All sorts of additions can be put into this frittata. 
If it tastes great with eggs, it'll taste good in this!

All measurements are approximate, as I'm a "just wing it" kind of cook and don't always measure.  :)

Notice that I didn't post the first frittata attempt, from 2 weeks ago?  That's because it was icky.
This frittata is GOOD.  The cream cheese addition was key.  Don't skip it!


*Want to see more dandelion recipes?  Check out this blog post! 

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