Remember last month, when I told you about my frittata nightmare? And that I wasn’t sure what the problem was? Well, it turns out that the problem WAS the cookware. I picked up a nice oven-safe nonstick omelette pan from Amazon.com, and it worked beautifully.
Because for this edition of One Local Summer, I ended up making an Oven Omelette, which for all intents and purposes IS a frittata. I ended up using andouille sausage from Thurn’s in place of the chorizo, which was a nice substitution. Additionally, I used Gretna Grillin’ Cheese from Blue Jacket Daily, which is a halloumi-esque cheese made locally. I have to honestly say that the cheese didn’t behave like I thought it would (I figured it would stay in cubes and brown up, but it ended up getting more melty than that and sticking to the andouille, which wasn’t a bad thing. I can see myself making this again.
Local food sources:
Eggs: 2 Silos, Mt Gilead (bought at Clintonville Farmers Market)
Sour Cream: Smith’s Dairy (bought at Carfagna’s, IIRC)
Green Onions: bought at Worthington Farmers Market
Onions: bought at Worthington Farmers Market
Andouille Sausage & Ham: Thurns, Columbus
Cheese: Blue Jacket Dairy (bought at Worthington Farmers Market)
Zucchini: grown in my backyard
Chorizo, Ham and Haloumi Oven Omelette
recipe courtesy Donna Hay Magazine
2 tbsp. sour cream
6 green onions, chopped (scallions)
cracked black pepper
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 small onion, sliced
1 link chorizo sausage, sliced
3 1/2 oz. halloumi cheese, chopped
1 zucchini, sliced
5 1/4 oz. ham, chopped
Preheat the oven to 355F. Place the eggs, sour cream, green onions, salt and pepper in a bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside.
Heat a medium non-stick ovenproof frying pan over high heat. Add the onion, oil, chorizo and halloumi and cook for 3-4 minutes or until onions are soft and the chorizo is golden. Add the zucchini and cook for a further 3 minutes or until just soft.
Stir in the ham and add the egg mixture. Place the pan in the oven and cook for 15 minutes or until the egg is set and the top is golden.