Leek Frittata

  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 2 large leeks, sliced into rings
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 Tbs. sour cream
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan
  • 2 Tbs. fresh chives or scallion greens (optional)
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. white pepper

In a 10 inch oven proof skillet, warm the olive oil over medium high heat.  Add the leeks and sauté, stirring occasionally, until the leeks are tender.  Remove pan from heat.  Meanwhile whisk eggs lightly. Whisk in sour cream, Parmesan cheese, chives or scallions, salt and pepper.  Pre-heat the broiler.  Place the skillet back on low or medium low heat.  Gently pour in the egg mixture, stirring to evenly distribute the leeks throughout the eggs.  Reduce the heat to low and cook, without stirring, for about 8 minutes or until the eggs are set and only the top remains uncooked.  Place the pan under the broiler for 1 to 3 minutes, until the frittata top is lightly browned and the eggs are completely set.  Loosen the frittata with a large spatula and slide it onto a serving plate.  Sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese and a sprinkling of chives or scallions.  Cut a generous wedge for each diner.  If the frittata is too set in the pan for easy removal, simply cut the wedges in the pan.  Serves 6.

From The Onion Book by Jan Roberts-Dominguez.