Celeste in the Garden

New Egg Dish Recipe

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!