There are two “deliberate” (!!) mistakes in this video. Can you spot them?
Technology and the weather are doing their upmost to defeat me this week. Shivering and barricaded into my back bedroom with a fan heater and a toasted sandwich I am craving sunshine and longer days like the occasion I made this video last summer.
My broadband has been very erratic this week with slow connections and drops in service for hours at a time. Today I got a few minutes into writing this post when the spinning beach ball of doom and blank browser pages made their appearance once more.
Problem solved! I can blog from my new iPad… happily the post had saved itself before I went offline. Only typing on an iPad and navigating the WordPress dashboard is an art I’m yet to master, frankly it has only been marginally easier than typing on a phone and it’s no substitute for a laptop. Watching iPlayer and surfing on it are far easier.
But this isn’t meant to be an iPad review, I am sharing a Britmums project with you which for various reasons has not seen the light of day until now. I’ve made three videos of me making sandwich toaster recipes using the smart silver Cuisinart Overstuffed Sandwich Maker and this easy frittata was by far my favourite.
So many of us have gadgets that lie languishing in cupboards but most people whom I’ve known to own one get excellent mileage from sandwich makers with quick easy toasties – certainly this gadget is a big hit with my four year old (but do beware of hot fillings and those little mouths). Probably one day I’ll pack him off to college (sniff!) with his own sandwich maker as they’re ideal for student accommodation!
With thanks to Britmums and Cuisinart
(apologies for any spelling or formatting errors – I’ll sort them out when I’m back online and using a proper keyboard)
Spinach and Goat Cheese Frittata
A quick and easy light meal for two made in a sandwich toaster.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 6 minutes
Total Cooking Time: 16 minutes
1/2 tsp olive oil
1 garlic clove, crushed
220g spinach leaves
4 large eggs
1 tbsp whole milk
2 tbsp soft goat cheese or chèvre
2tbsp grated Parmesan
1 tbsp fresh basil, thinly sliced
pinch grated ground pepper
- Place a small saucepan over a medium heat and add the olive oil. Once heated through, add the garlic and spinach.
- Stir together until spinach is wilted; remove and reserve.
- Whisk the eggs and milk together. Stir the cheeses in with the eggs. Fold in the reserved spinach and the basil and season with the pinch of salt and pepper.
- Preheat the sandwich maker to medium. Once ready pour the egg mixture equally into each of the four pockets and close.
- Frittatas should be ready in approximately 5-6 minutes. Remove and serve immediately.
- Waxy potatoes keep their shape best when cooked. You might also try this with red peppers and feta.