There’s nothing better than having breakfast for dinner. Or, dinner for breakfast. Honestly, what’s better than a cold slice of pizza at 7AM? Do we feel a bit rebellious eating waffles with syrup when we should be eating steamed fish and veggies? I don’t know, but yesterday when the meal I started making quickly went into the garbage (due to some funky sausages), breakfast was the only thing my growling tummy had the patience wait for. (Yes, I am aware that I should not be ending my sentence with a preposition, but there it is.)
Back to breakfast. I had been trying to make potato pancakes, but the attachment on the food processor wasn’t being very cooperative. Mondays are the worst. Seeing as I had already massacred the potatoes, I decided to make my version of patatas bravas, or Spanish-style home fries.
I finished chopping up the potatoes and an onion and threw them into a hot pan with some olive oil. After they had begun to brown, or stick, as the case may be, I added some tomato paste, water, salt, pepper and some read chili flakes. I covered the pot and let them simmer for about 20 minutes, or until the taters were tender.
In the meantime, I whipped up my frittata. In keeping with my Iberian theme, I used some Linguica sausage, along with some non-Iberian torn basil leaves and ricotta.
recipe after the jump.
Frittata Iberica (I am aware that this is a completely ridiculous name.)
1/2 cup flour
3/4 tsp. baking powder
4 egg whites
1/3 cup buttermilk*
1/2 cup torn basil leaves
1 Linguica sausage**
3/4 cup part-skim ricotta
salt and pepper
*Or whatever milk you have…I just happened to have some buttermilk in the fridge. (Who just happens to have buttermilk lying around?)
**Preferably sauteed, unless you’re too hungry to take the time.
- Preheat broiler to max.
- In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, all eggs, milk, salt and pepper.
- Fold in remaining ingredients.
- Lightly oil an oven-safe sautee pan.
- Pour batter into the pan and heat on stovetop until bottom cooks through (about 5-7 minutes).
- Place the pan under the broiler until the top browns.
- Slice and serve.