Second, this frittata is full of other scrumptious things…obviously the eggs, but also chunks of melted Swiss cheese, tender zucchini, silky cream cheese, a little torn bread to give it some texture, and some sweet leeks. These are a few of my favorite things, all in one frittata. Those and lobster!
Saute the veggies together in a little olive oil just until they are tender, and whisk up the eggs until they are lovely and smooth. Now stir the veggies into the eggs, along with the lobster, the cheeses, the bread and some herbs and spices, and pour the whole thing into a round baking pan. I like to use a tart pan with a removable bottom, but a plain old pie pan will work just fine as well. Bake it up for about 30 minutes, just until the eggs are set and a lovely golden color. Let it sit for just a few minutes to make it easier to cut, and then cut it up just like you would a quiche or a pie.
Serves: 2 large or 4 small servings
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 leek, cleaned and white and light green parts thinly sliced
- 1 zucchini, quartered and sliced
- 5 eggs
- ½ cup cream
- 2 ounces cream cheese, torn into chunks
- 4 ounces Swiss cheese, cut into small cubes
- 2 slices firm bread, cut into cubes
- Meat from one lobster, cooked and torn into bite-sized pieces
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon fresh chopped thyme
- 1. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium high heat. Add leeks and squash and saute until tender, 5-8 minutes and set aside.
- 2. Preheat oven to 350.
- 3. Beat eggs and cream until frothy in a large mixing bowl. Stir in sauteed veggies, cheeses, bread, lobster, pepper, salt and thyme. Pour into a pie plate or small to medium tart pan (spray with cooking spray first).
- 4. Bake until eggs are set and frittata is golden, about 30 minutes. Cool for a few minutes, cut into wedges and serve.