Spring Frittata: Corn, Chives & Potato
This is sort of a tortilla Espanola, but no flipping necessary, therefore we will call it a frittata.
This would be the perfect summer dinner when corn is ready, but then I would have to wait till July to make it, so I used frozen corn and it was a beautiful thing.
I added tons of beautiful spring chives to the mix, because I have a garden full.
This was excellent served warm and at room temperature. Great to take on a picnic, or with a salad as a light supper.
I used a commercial grade nonstick skillet with an oven safe handle, however, you can use a well seasoned 10" cast iron skillet too.
Try it, you'll like it.
Spring Frittata with Corn, Chives & Potato Frittata: (adapted from Gourmet Magazine, August 2000)
1 bunch of chives or scallions, sliced
1/2 large onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 large russet (baking) potato, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch dice (I used new potatoes with the skins on because I always have them!)
2 cups corn kernels (10 oz), thawed if frozen
4 large eggs
4 oz mozzarella or cheddar (or mixed), grated
Dice your potatoes into tiny 1/4" pieces.
In a heavy, 10" nonstick skillet with an oven safe handle, heat some oil and cook the potato, onion and garlic on medium-low heat for 10 minutes until the potato is pretty much cooked thru. (mine took 10 minutes).
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mix the eggs, corn, scallions or chives and cheese together.
Add the cooked potato onion mixture to the eggs and incorporate (sounds like you are starting a business!).
Put more oil in the skillet (I used vegetable oil because it has a higher smoking point) and pour the egg potato corn mixture into the skillet.
Cook on medium heat for 6 minutes, loosening the sides with a rubber spatula while it is cooking.
Preheat your broiler, and place the skillet under the broiler for 3 minutes. The middle will be golden brown and the eggs will be set.
P.S. I NEVER wear nail polish on my hands (only my toes). I was just trying out the color, which I will NOT be wearing, so no comments about blue nails please. :)