This frittata version is but one of the many you could do.
By Mariela Alvarez Toro
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 shallot
- 1 small fennel bulb
- 5-6 brussels sprouts
- 1 handful fennel springs
- 1 tsp. cumin
- 1 pinch salt
- 4 turkey eggs (or 5 chicken eggs)
- Handful fennel leaves
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. To clean fennel, separate the bulb from the stalks by cutting with a sharp knife an inch below the point where they split up. Save fronds for later use. Cut base off. Check for any bruises the bulb might have, clean with vegetable peeler or remove the outer layer if necessary. Cut bulb into quarters and slice thinly. Slice shallots and brussels sprouts. Set aside.
- Drizzle a tablespoon of olive oil onto a hot pan. Add shredded vegetables. Set temperature to medium. Add cumin and a pinch of salt, Sautee for five minutes, or until vegetables begin to soften. Add a sprinkle of water or oil if pan becomes dry as vegetables cook. Whisk eggs and pour over vegetables. Reduce temperature to low. Add fennel leaves. Cook for five minutes. Transfer to oven and bake for 10-15 minutes. Eggs should ne slightly runny, but set. Transfer to a plate. Garnish with leftover fennel leaves. Serve as slices along a nice green salad. PS. Leftovers are great for lunch. Enjoy!
Recently graduated with from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. She has recently completed "People in Food-Space", an ethnographic study on the cultural production of taste in space. She has also examined post-soviet food production systems and housing projects in Havana, Cuba. Originally from Puerto Rico, Mariela has been living in the United States for eight years. She has involved herself in both teaching and practice, while writing on food at tastyplan.com. Her goal as a food writer is to cook creatively, using the best ingredients to find new flavor combinations every day.