Lazy Man’s Ugly Frittata

Let me set something straight before I proceed. Stop saying that I am not a lazy man! If I say I am lazy man, it means I am lazy man! There’s no need for further justification, full stop, end of discussion!

You might think I am exhibiting barbaric behavior, but I am actually quite democratic. Don’t believe me? Let me explain to you how democracy works, Chinese style.

You know democracy is called 民主 min zhu (people lord). When I was attending Mandarin tuition class for my SPM in Pusat Tuisyen Kasturi @ Kelana Jaya, the teacher explained this term very aptly: 所谓民主,不是人民做主,而是你民我主,所以我讲的话你们全部要跟!Democracy does not mean people being the lord, it means there is the people and there is the lord, in which case you are the people and I am the lord, so what I say, you have to follow!


Okay, let’s begin.

I was watching this video by Gennaro Contaldo the other day:

And I decided: Yes! Frittata it is for my weekend brunch!

In case you are wondering who Gennaro Contaldo is, Jamie Oliver is his protege. He is to Jamie Oliver, what Yip Man is to Bruce Lee. Nuff said.

They say frittata is like an Italian omelette. I think it is more like our Chinese styled egg pancake than it is like omelette. Maybe Marco Polo invented this dish after his stint in China, who knows?

With omelette, you pre-cook your ingredients, set it aside, then fry your egg, then add the ingredients back in and finally wrap them with the egg. With frittata, the egg and ingredients are cooked together into one pancake dish. I don’t fancy sweet peppers, so I substituted with carrots and tomato.

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tomato
  • some baby carrots
  • half an onion
  • 1 stalk of spring onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • cheese cheese too expensive, forget it
  • salt, pepper, olive oil

Procedure:

  • Wash And dice up carrots and tomato.
  • Finely chop onion, garlic and spring onion.
  • Crack eggs into a bowl and slightly whisk it. Just slightly, don’t whisk it all the way.
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Preparations done
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Saute garlic, onion and spring onion for 1 minute or until fragrant

I know, I should’ve left the spring onion out first and add it in later, but lazy man was hungry and not thinking so much. Who cares?

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Add the carrots and tomato, stir fry for another 2 minutes or until they become soft
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Pour the eggs in.

So far so good.

  • Let the eggs cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes, or until there is no more liquid-y egg.
  • Flip the egg with a plate on top, just like how Gennaro did it in the video.
  • Let the other side cook for another 5 minutes.

Then, when my frittata was ready, disaster happened.. I was distracted by a phone call and lost my focus when flipping the egg onto my plate. My egg disintegrated onto the plate instead of remaining intact.

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Sighs…

I call this my ugly frittata. If you feel calling this mess a frittata is being too generous, then feel free to just call it scrambled eggs mixed with a pile of ingredients.

😥

19 Comments

  1. ugly?? as long as it isn’t burnt and safe for consumption…it is consider good to me. Practice makes perfect…perhaps u need a few more practice (and adjustment), anyhow u have taken on the ‘first step’ to get a fine looking frittata.

  2. Apa tata also lantak lah… as long as can eat, that is more important.. hahaha.. that is why I can never be a good cook.. my presentation fails all the time..
    At least you are cooking every now and then.. trial and error will make perfect sooner or later…

    • Ah yes, that’s what I wanted to say, fu yong egg (chinese egg pancake 😀 ). Frittata is an Italian fu yong egg rather than Italian omelette 😛

  3. Call it whatever I don’t really care as long as it tastes good which I am sure it does. Reminds me of the movie scene in morning glory where harrison ford’s character cooked this for rachel macadams character’s morning show.

    • Hahaha yes yes! I love that movie. When I watch Harrison Ford’s character, I thought: “Hmm, I might be like this guy when I grow old.”, sarcastic and rude and don’t know how to please people when talking.
      Maybe next I will make beignet 😀

  4. Not ugly la.. Janji semua masuk boleh masuk mulut.. Main ingredients for fritatta is eggs.. And you need a lot of them.. Fancy name for omellete, hehe.. My sister bakes it, with bacon, spinach and cheese.. Just like quiche.. Looks good to me, if you make for me, I’d eat it without complaining 😉

  5. Not so ugly la!!! For me the taste is much important, like last time I cook the look also like so so but the taste is good, hehe!! =]

    • Another generous person 😐 . I feel like that dumb naked king, where everyone compliments him for his wonderful new “clothes” 😀

    • It fell apart leh, an omelette where got fall apart one? A frittata definitely should not fall apart. It tasted alright, but surely doesn’t look alright? 😐

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