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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

big egg pie


You can call this a torta if you are Spanish, a fritatta if you are Italian, an omelete if you are French but what do you call it if you are "plain ol' American?" We have grown accustomed in this melting pot called the USA to mix and match terms freely so it is highly likely that you would use one or all of the terms at some point or another, heck add a crust and its a quiche.

With summer produce bursting at the seams right now, only to become more abundant in the coming weeks, it is exciting to have so many garden fresh vegetables to work with. I took a little yellow onion, some patty pan squash, some zucchini, some squash blossoms, a little garlic, salt & pepper and sauteed it in a mix of butter and olive oil until tender.

Pour in some beaten eggs, a little bit of brie and let it just set on medium heat before transferring it to the broiler for a few quick minutes to lightly brown the top.

Invert on to a plate, let it sit for a few minutes so the residual heat will finish cooking the eggs, and get ready to enjoy.

Slice into the serving size you like and at this point I like a little dijon mustard on mine and a nice Italian Verdicchio (thanks Greg) - add a side salad and you have a lunch fit for a king.

Since I post on Facebook more often than I blog lately I forget about some of the things I put up so here is a mini re-cap - breakfast is a must around here and with the weather so warm nothing beats yogurt and fresh fruit, I even add a little agave syrup 'cause thats how I roll.

Pasta loves pesto and pesto loves pasta, and thats about all I have to say about that! I used sunflower seeds instead of the traditional pine nuts - great flavor and a fraction of the cost!

40 comments:

bunkycooks said...

I'm coming to lunch at your place! This would be a dinner for me. Squash blossoms, brie...very nice. :)

girlichef said...

Super classy...yet down to earth at the same time. That's a thing of beauty =)

pigpigscorner said...

Oh man..I had cereal for lunch =(

Vicki said...

Beautiful! I need squash blossoms.

lishapisa said...

Oh my.....slide over a slice of that beautiful egg pie please. Sounds so good with a hint of brie..nice!
Thanks,
Lisa
CookNg Sisters

Vickie said...

Love the beautiful pie - don't you just adore summer garden food? Also, glad to hear that sunflower seeds are a good substitute for pesto since pine nuts are sort of wierd these days. Has anyone else been afflicted with "pine mouth"? It ruined my tastebuds for over a week!

vanillasugar said...

now this is a good way to start the day: a slice or there of that egg pie and then some fruits. perfect.

snugs said...

brie, you had me at brie...

Beth said...

I just have to say this...you have been kickin ASS on the food photos lately Dog! A++++

doggybloggy said...

thanks - and I mean that - I feel so lonely some times you cant even imagine

Chow and Chatter said...

wow this looks fab, love all the veggies you added J would gobble it down!

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

Oh, I love that you added squash blossoms to the egg pie!

Magic of Spice said...

These all looks so good! I adore the squash blossoms on your egg pie...looks perfect!

Stacey Snacks said...

Love that you added the squash blossomns to the frittata!
and pesto is my summer favorite pasta sauce!

Abbey said...

Oh I love squash blossoms! I love that yo put it in your 'pie', and everything else looks delicious!

buffalodick said...

Eggs look great! Bet that was tasty..

Bob said...

I always just call them frittatas, but I'll call it whatever you want if you give me some! Heh.

Marjie said...

Do you have to call your food something to make it good? I thought not.

Lea Ann said...

ohmyGOSH that egg pie sounds wonderful, I fell off the deep end when I saw the brie.

Simon Food Favourites said...

oh yum, such delicious looking food. you're making me too hungry now :-)

潘凱花潘凱花 said...

No garden without its weeds.............................................................

蔡靜芳蔡靜芳 said...

生命如夏花洵爛;死如秋葉之靜美。............................................................

士凱士凱 said...

More haste, less speed..................................................................

Barbara said...

I can't think of a better name than "big egg pie"! Fits perfectly. And looks divine. The second I read brie, it was all I could do not to race to the kitchen!

Bren said...

yes! I'm sharing this with my parents. We're all huge tortilla fans.. and come up with all kinds of different ones. My fave is my mom's plantain one, which I've taken the liberty of doctoring up with some extra goodies. Great, great looking "egg pie."

whatscookingwithdoc said...

I just call all that plain ol' delicious!!
Champagne works well too;-)

theUngourmet said...

I'm ready for breakfast but it's only midnight. I guess I'll have to wait a few more hours! Great photos!

Angie's Recipes said...

GOSH! dude, you really can cook!

Creative Mish said...

I would love some of that big egg pie this morning for breakfast!

Cynthia said...

I can't wait to eat your food one of these good days!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

That frittata has a lot of great things going for it.

lostpastremembered said...

I just love that egg pie.. how many great things did you get in there??? Perfect for brunch and I like the very unfussy name too!

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Great "egg pie!" I really enjoy the simplicity of summer cooking. This has the best of the season.

A Thought For Food said...

Indeed pesto and pasta go wonderfully together! I'm a little obsessed with it. Also, I've never had squash blossoms before... there you go, I just admitted it. :-/

Buzz Kill said...

The vegetable pie is very nice and simple. I never would have thought to put squash blossoms in there. That's a classy touch.

Jenn said...

I will take some of that egg pie please. And maybe a couple slices of toast. Maybe it's just me but every time egg is involved in a meal I need to have toast with it too.

sheri said...

simple and scrumptous looking, what's not to love?? looks like you've come up with lunch tomorrow ;)

RicoLisi0802志竹 said...

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Sippity Sup said...

You call it dinner! But really?? Pinot Grigio? Which one? American Pinot Grigios make me barf... GREG

Chow and Chatter said...

Hi Christo I fixed the link thanks for letting me know its http://kitchenbutterfly.com you will enjoy it Rebecca

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