Free tata… free tata

Free tata! Free tata. What has tata ever done to you?

Frittata has done nothing but good things for your life. It is a noble conduit for last day of the holiday left overs, which would normally be thrown to the Yogi Bear-esque “wild life” that gathers at your back door every morning. In turn they would make it into sandwiches to sell at the sandwich bar down the road. Wild life has got to make a living somehow. How do you think they afford all of those swell fur coats? Singing for nickles and dimes? No. Making gourmet sandwiches…

Free tata. Free ta… Hmmm

So frittata is the holiday refrigerators best friend (Seriously, I see them hanging out at the beach and everything). It will happily relieve you of the left overs from last nights cheese plate, charcuterie, smoked salmon, caviar, herbs, spinach, tomato, spam… I don’t know what you eat on holiday but I’m sure frittata could take your left overs and turn them into something totally awesome. Like, maybe a swell pair of leather moccasins…

The eggs are like a blank canvas… your leftovers are the spectrum of colours… you are nothing short of a modern Vincent Van Gogh (maybe just try to keep your ears in tact…).

My only suggestion to aid your psychopathic criminal rehab art class egg work is a non-stick pan that can be put in your oven (The pans with plastic handles that you can buy from the home shopping channel will quite possibly not be the best for this. But if you want to try it any ways maybe just get yourself a set of stoneware pans from that guy on TV, and get a rock’n’chop while you’re at it and Chef Tony will probably throw in a set of his shitty assed knives because he’d still have a ware house full of those things and I’ll look forward to seeing your dinner on cooksuck.com later in the week). It’s not essential but it will make your life better. Just like Jesus. You should get yourself a good pan that can kick it with the cool kids and just use it for things that get ruined when they stick; frittata, fillets of fish, your sheets…

Another good thing about the humble frittata is you can get your kids to make it for you, and let’s face it, it’s about time those little suckers started earning their keep! It is this easy…

You can't make a frittata without cracking eggs
You can’t make a frittata without cracking eggs
Look at the colour of those eggs baby. Home grown eggs never cease to amaze me
Look at the colour of those eggs baby. Home grown eggs never cease to amaze me
Obi's ham, gruyere and rocket
Obi’s ham, gruyere and rocket
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Looks damn fine
Whisk those eggs boy
Whisk those eggs boy
Sometimes the kids can get a little out of hand with their choice of fillings... Seba's sweet potato, sausage, mushroom and cheese supreme
Sometimes the kids can get a little out of hand with their choice of fillings… Seba’s sweet potato, sausage, mushroom and cheese supreme

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Chorizo, roast capsicum, jalepeno and parsley
Chorizo, roast capsicum, jalepeno and parsley
Breakfast on the last day of our stay in Montville was chorizo, sweet potato, tomato and provolone frittata
Breakfast on the last day of our stay in Montville was chorizo, sweet potato, tomato and provolone frittata

FRITTATA           

Some eggs, anywhere between 8-10

A splash of cream if you have some

Some fillings and flavours; anywhere from a few bits of cheese and some herbs, to anti pasto, cured meats and spinach – the works

A child to make it for you

  • Whisk the eggs, with the cream if you’re using it
  • Get an oiled pan over a medium heat. Wait until it is hot before you do anything
  • Is the pan hot? OK. Continue
  • Add half of the egg mix to the pan. Add your fillings except cheese if using. Season
  • Pour over remaining egg mix and top with cheese and a few herbs if you’ve got some
  • After 3-4 minutes on the stovetop place into a preheated 200C oven or under a grill (broiler). It should take between 10-15 minutes in the oven or about 5 or so minutes under the grill
  • Check to make sure it is cooked in the middle
  • Eat it hot or cold with chutney or relish or whatever you choose

So go out and free tata today… and put a child to work while you’re at it!*

*We here at foodisthebestshitever may not actually condone child slavery

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