Thursday, May 5, 2016

Asparagus, Leek, Poached Tomato and Feta Cheese Frittata Sandwich


Frittatas are an excellent way to showcase seasonal veggies. They can be served warm or at room temperature and for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Serve with fresh fruit or a side of green salad and you have a complete meal.

Preparing a frittata is a great way to clean out the fridge. Almost any combination of vegetables can be used. You will want to cook them first, for example in this recipe the asparagus was lightly grilled. The tomatoes were poached in oil and the leeks were sautéed. There are so many variations of this dish out there, everyone has a favorite.  But one of the most important things I have learned is to add a little whole milk or cream and not to over-cook the eggs.


My husband has fond memories of his Aunt making sandwiches out of leftovers. She would make her own bread; add the egg slice and then a little ketchup. In this version (see picture above) the bread is a multi-grain sourdough that I purchased from Trader Joes and is toasted with a little spread of butter.

Ingredients:

1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil
6 large eggs
¼ cup whole milk
1/3 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
Cherry tomatoes in poached oil, click here for recipe
1 baby leek, cut down the middle, every stalk rinsed and cleaned, (diced into ¼ slices)
¼ cup feta cheese
1 sprig basil, torn into small pieces

Preheat oven to 350.

To prepare:

Prepare poached tomatoes in oil ahead of time, you will only need 6 or 7 but save the rest, you can use them in so many dishes, they bring so much flavor.

In a medium-sized non-stick skillet over medium-high heat; add olive oil, then add asparagus and leeks, stirring quite often. (you don’t want the leeks to burn). This will take a few minutes, sauté until stalks are crisp tender. Salt and pepper to taste.

Whisk eggs in a medium sized bowl with milk until just frothy. Add to veggie mixture, turn heat down to medium. Gently place tomatoes in the egg mixture. Cook about 4 to 6 minutes shaking pan slightly. Add cheese and place skillet in oven. Bake until center is set about 20 to 25 minutes, Remove from oven and let cool slightly, about 10 to 15 minutes. Garnish with basil. Cut into slices.
Enjoy!
Cheri Savory Spoon
Cheri Savory Spoon

Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.

54 comments:

  1. I think I'm going to poach some tomatoes later to have with our breakfast tomorrow 😀

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    1. Hi Tandy, poached tomatoes are the best, hope you get the chance.

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  2. Indeed a yuuumy recipe,totally new for me..very soon will give a surprise breakfast to my family with this sandwich

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    1. Hi Moumita, hope you and your family enjoy this, take care!

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  3. a great clean out the refrigerator dish. However, I actually have everything in my refrigerator right now to make it exactly as you have done in your delicious recipe. (On a side note...you know the auto-email that is generated when you comment on my post? When I click on your blog link via this mode it has been hacked by a very bad person. It only happens with your site. I will forward you the e-mail to you and see if you can get that sorted.) :(

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    1. Thanks for the heads up Bobbi, will definitely check it out.

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  4. We eat frittatas regularly for dinner here. I love them because they're simple but make a great presentation. Your husband's sandwich idea is one I'll want to make a part of our traditions, too. Thanks so much. D

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    1. Thanks Dena, I just breakfast for dinner, that is my favorite thing to eat, especially with a salad.

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  5. I love the idea of a frittat sandwich!

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  6. Very unique, Cheri and the sandwich looks delicious! I would've never thought of it, thanks!

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    1. Thanks Pam, my husbands family makes these all the time.

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  7. Every time I see a frittata, I tell myself I need to make one and this is no exception because it looks so good! I only make them occasionally (maybe because I'm always eating an egg or two every day already) but they always make a great meal. I love the idea of making a sandwich out of it...thank you!!

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    1. Hi Monica, hope you have a chance to try this it really is delicious.

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  8. Agreed - a great way to clean out the fridge! And it makes for fun and unusual combinations, too! So, does your fridge clean out mean you are on your way NW?

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    1. Hi David, yes, leaving in 8 days, so excited.

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  9. Frittatas are always so good and I love your version!We eat eggs in so many ways and this is one perfect way!

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    1. Thanks Abbe, eggs are so versatile aren't they.

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  10. I love making frittatas! I've never turned one into sandwiches, but I'd love to try it. This mix of veggies and feta sounds great.

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    1. Thanks Lisa, love the fact that any of the veggie and cheese ingredients can be changed. Take care!

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  11. Yummy, looks wonderful whether in a sandwich - or not! Such a nice easy meal!

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    1. Thanks Chris, we all need to have a nice and easy arsenal up our sleeves. Take care!

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  12. This frittata sounds great on it's own, but I love the idea of a Frittata Sandwich–great idea! It looks delicious!

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    1. Thanks Nancy, it is a nice change. Hope you are having a great week-end!

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  13. What a great idea! Now I am hungry;)

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    1. Thanks Zaza, appreciate you stopping by. happy Mothers Day.

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  14. As always I'm inspired to eat healthier after a visit to your savory spoon spot, Cheri :) Think I'd have loved your husband's aunt's sandwich too...Looking forward also to trying out your frittata recipe.

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    1. Hi Kim, all the women in his family are great cooks, so much to learn.

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  15. Leftover sandwhiches are my husband's favorite also. Your frittata looks fantastic and I love the idea of cleaning out the fridge .

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    1. Thanks Gerlinde, appreciate you stopping by.

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  16. Oh, all my very favorite ingredients! I often forget about making frittatas and I don't know because I just love them. Thanks for the great reminder and the lovely visual, Cheri!

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    1. Thanks Robyn, I do the same things about other foods, when I see them somewhere I always try and pin but that still does not always help. Take care.

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  17. What a colourful, healthy and delicious dish. Frittata is a great way to use up any stray veg you may have.

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    1. Thanks Gaye, appreciate you stopping by.

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  18. What a yummy frittata---what a great idea to use leftovers to make a sandwich :)

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    1. Thanks Liz, my husband grew up with sandwiches like this one.

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  19. Oh that looks delicious!
    I make this for the kids and put it in a wrap for school if I can't find regular fillings, although yours looks way tastier than my throw together dish!

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    1. Thanks Julie, my husband like his with ketscup on it. The thing about this is that almost anything you have in the fridge will work. Take care.

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  20. I love a great frittata so much and yours is full of such delicious ingredients! In a sandwich, this must be fabulous!

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  21. I've actually made frittatas a couple of times in the past few weeks! I love to use up leftover boxed spinach or greens in them. Great idea to make a sandwich with leftovers. Love that idea!

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    1. Thanks Susan and thanks for the tea recommendation on your last post, love it.

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  22. I love the combination of ingredients you used in your frittata, Cheri! I have never tried adding feta to a frittata. I bet it is so good. I want to try that next time. I didn't plan well this week and was looking for something to make for dinner last night, and ended up making a frittata. You are so right that they are perfect to use up leftovers. It ended up to be a great meal. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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    1. Thanks Shari, the feta gave the frittata a puinch of flavor. Leaving for Oregon tomorrow.

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  23. I love a lovely looking frittata. What an amazing dish, cheri! Mouth-watering good. I'd love to try it!

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    1. Thanks Anu, hope you get a chance to try it, frittatas are easy to prepare and delicious.

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  24. Totally love how you've showcased seasonal veggies - this dish looks amazing!

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    1. Thanks Phi, love all the beautiful asparagus out here right now, can't get enough.

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  25. I LOVE a good frittata and this one needs to be added to my file. In the winter we will often have a scrambled egg sandwich for dinner but I have NEVER thought of using frittata. My husband would love that. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Hi Mindy, breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, I love eggs for dinner. Take care!

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