Artichoke and Parsley Frittata Ala the Savory Way

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Title: Artichoke and Parsley Frittata Ala the Savory Way
Yield: 6 Servings
Categories: Artichokes, Eggs


3 lg Artichokes
Juice of 1 large lemon
3 tb Virgin olive oil; (up to 5
1 lg Garlic clove; sliced
15 Peppercorns; coarsely ground
-in a mortar
1/2 c Parsley; finely chopped
6 Eggs; lightly beaten, can
-use up to 8 eggs in this
1/2 c Coarsely grated Romano

Break off the hard outer leaves of the artichokes; then cut off the top two
thirds of the greens. Trim the outsides, cut the artichokes into quarters,
and immediately put them in a bowl with cold water to cover and the lemon
juice. Remove the choke from each piece with a knife; then thinly slice
each quarter into 3 or 4 pieces and return them to the water. Just before
cooking, remove the pieces from the water and blot them dry with a towel.

Heat 2 or 3 tablespoons of the olive oil in an 8-inch frying pan with the
garlic. When the garlic colors, remove it and then add the drained
artichokes. Give pan a shake right away to coat the pieces with oil, then
season with salt and pepper and add about 2 tablespoons of the parsley.
Saute' until the artichokes browned and thoroughly cooked.

Beat the eggs, season them lightly with salt, and add the rest of the
parsley, cheese, and the cooked artichokes. Wipe out the pan, add enough of
the remaining oil just to coat the bottom, and pour in the eggs. Give the
pan a shake to loosen the eggs, then lower the heat. Cook, covered, until
the bottom is golden. Slide the frittata onto a plate, then turn it back
into the pan, with the opposite side down, and continue to cook until it is
also nicely colored. Serve warm or at room temperature, sliced into wedges.

This Italian-style omelet can be cooked either at the last minute and
served warm. or, to make it easier on the cook, ahead of time and served at
room temperature The artichokes are first fried in olive oil with pepper
and parsley and then cooked with the eggs. Use a nonstick or seasoned
frying pan to keep eggs from sticking. Makes 1 frittata, serving 4 to 6

Recipe by: Deborah Madison, The Savory Way

Posted to recipelu-digest Volume 01 Number 492 by Badams
on Jan 11, 1998