Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Artichoke & Parmesan Frittata

Over Memorial Day Weekend, we decided to try not one, but TWO of Gwyneth Paltrow's recipes.  The first one was the tuna burgers and they were delish!  Later that weekend...we decided to try the Artichoke & Parmesan Frittata.  

I thought the frittata was good...probably not the BEST I've ever had, but definitely one that could easily be spiced up.  And best of all, it was super easy...which I am noticing is a great theme with Gwyn's recipes...how nice!  We definitely want to try the Slow-Roasted Tomato, Basil & Smoked Mozzarella Frittata next!  :)

  The other nice thing with this recipe is that it forced us to finally buy a cast iron skillet...these pans are great for cooking...I don't know how we went so long without one!

Artichoke and Parmesan Frittata {Gwyneth Paltrow's My Father's Daughter}
  • 1 tsp unsalted butter
  • 1 Tblsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 large shallots, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup cooked artichoke hearts, cut into 1/4 inch thick slices
  • 1 tsp fresh tarragon leaves, thinly sliced
  • Coarse salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 organic large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 ounces Parmesan cheese, grated (about 1/3 cup)
Preheat the over to 375.

Heat the butter and olive oil over medium heat in a 10-inch cast iron skillet.  Sauté the shallots until soft and just barely browned, about 6 minutes.  Add the artichokes and tarragon and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Meanwhile, beat the eggs and milk to combine in a mixing bowl.  Pour over the shallots and artichokes.  Let it cook for about 5 minutes, or until just set on the edges (it will still be very runny in the middle).  Sprinkle the top with cheese and stick it in the oven for exactly 8 minutes; it should be just set throughout.

Of course, no brunch is complete without a mimosa!!  :)

You can also find me at Michaela's beautiful blog today...I'm talking about my favorite decor & fashion element of 201l...ikat!

 Find my post here!
xo natasha

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  1. ohh Yummy! A mimosa sounds good right about now...

  2. sounds tasty! artichokes are tasty... let us know how round2 of frittatas works out. i love anything with basil! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

  3. I love me some Mimosas! So yummy! this looks delicious! I'm so hungry now

  4. Oh goodness that looks amazing...also the mimosas! Haha

  5. MMM, I still need to get this cookbook. I love the flutes.

  6. Wish i had a mimosa right now! The frittata looks delish. You should try ina's roasted vegetable frittata it is amazing!!

  7. delish! I need to invest in this cookbook, it is blowing up the blogosphere!

  8. Ah this looks great! Both the food and the mimosa! (:

  9. YUM YUM!! Gwyn knows her stuff! Headed over to Michaela's!

  10. YUM - I love frittatas, but have never had artichoke and parmesan - will have to try this soon!


  11. Ohhh yumm how amazing does this look? So perfect with mimosas!

    On a more random note, I love your breakfast plates!

  12. Yum! Love that frittata. I make them quite a lot, as they are easy to make and to change as long as you know the very simple basics. I'm going to try your recipe! Actually maybe even tonight!
    I'm having a $75.00 gift card giveaway to Anthropologie. Hope you participate!
    Have a great week.

  13. Love artichokes...fav veg in the world...sounds yum!

  14. oh YUM! that looks TOO good!!! must try! :)
    xo::Lauren @ tickled.

  15. Yummy! Anything with artichoke is fine by me and I love the new layout by the way:)

  16. Looks delish!
    We bought a cast iron skillet about a year ago. I love cooking with it. Hate cleaning it :(

  17. Mmm that frittata looks so yummy! We tried her recipe for buttermilk pancakes, and let me tell you, they were DELICIOUS!

    sorelle in style

  18. wow, can we say DELICIOUS??? i would like that now, please!! :)

  19. Yummy!! Looks like it would melt right in your mouth! Parmesan cheese makes my tongue dance!

  20. perfection. another amazing post love. be sure to swing by for all the latest celebrity fashion news as well as see pics of my latest celebrity trend report. xoxo


  21. I really love Tasty Tuesday! This recipe is great! Can't wait to try it!

  22. Looks so yummy! I really need to get this cookbook, seems like so many good recipes.

    Have a great day!


  23. this looks fantastic!


  24. It's midnight and all I can think about is this yummy dish!! Must remember this for brunch :)

  25. YUM!!! dan & i have been on the road for hours since leaving SF this morning and can't wait to get some dinner in Portland...your photos are making me drool!!! once again, adding this one to the list :) xoxoxo brynn


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