Celeste in the Garden

New Egg Dish Recipe

Celeste Longacre

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Celeste's Egg Dish
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Celeste Longacre

Well, the garden is finally put to bed so it’s time to do some serious cooking.

I’ve started making this new egg dish that my husband and I both love. I’ve decided to call it a frittata although, technically, it isn’t. I start by stir-frying an onion and some of my frozen pepper pieces in coconut oil with a dash of salt.

I generally get this going and then turn it down low while I tend to the chickens. This gives the onions and peppers time to get nice and soft (15 to 20 minutes). After adding a bit more coconut oil to the pan, I place four eggs in a bowl and whip them up with a fork, adding this mix to the pan. I turn the heat up a bit here as well.

I let the bottom cook then begin to lift up the edges with a spatula allowing the loose egg on top to run down to the bottom of the pan. This is where I turn on the broiler in my over. Once the egg mixture is hard, I spread two different kinds of grated cheese on top.


This time, I used cheddar and gruyere, but I often use cheddar and parmesan (which I would shave instead of grate). Turning off the top burner, I place the pan under the broiler (using a potholder). In a very few short minutes, the cheese has melted and is bubbling. After taking it out of the oven, a dash of organic grey sea salt is placed on top.

I then divide it into two servings (again, be sure to use a potholder as the pan is very hot), pop them onto plates and we indulge. Yum!


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I've been making this for

I've been making this for quite a while also. I call it a "freggata". I use whatever ingredients I have on hand. Always easy & delicious.

Hi Cindy, I love the

Hi Cindy,
I love the "freggata"! It's so true...whatever ingredients you have on hand generally work. Thanks for the reminder.

I have been making a similar

I have been making a similar version of this and also call it a fritata, of sorts. I use 1/2 C. onion, 1/4 C. red yellow or orange bell peppers and 1/2 of a hot pepper. To this I add either 1/2 c broccoli florets or 6-7 spears of asparagus and 1/2 cup of spinach. Simmer covered on a real low heat while I do my outside chores. Whip up 2 eggs with about 2 tbls. of lemon juice pour over vegies and add any kind of cheese that I have around. 2 servings top with some Greek yogurt and serve. Can also add some precooked brown rice to vegies towards the end of cooking.

Hi Hillbillie, Sounds

Hi Hillbillie,
Sounds delicious!