Friday, February 24

At last ...

A way to eat silverbeet. I've never liked silverbeet but I'm aware of the massive health benefits of eating the dreaded weed. I generally manage to choke down some steamed stuff every month or so but now it could become a weekly habit, thanks to the lovely Ian Parmenter. I can't find his recipe on the web, and I tweeked it a bit anyway so, here's my version.

You will need
1 large bunch of silverbeet - removed from stalks, steamed, drained and chopped fine
2 large or 3 small eggs
1/2 a cup of breadcrumbs
4 or 5 anchovies, chopped fine, minced even
1/4 cup of milk
Pepper to taste

Mix everything up, pop into a low baking dish and bake for about 20 minutes in a 200 degree oven. It should puff up a bit, go crispy on top and taste mighty fine.

Hey Mum, finally something to do with all the silverbeet Dad grows!

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bec said...

Silverbeet fritata:

. 5 or so largish leaves of silverbeet - stems & leaves separated and chopped
. 2 Tsp baby salted capers
. 100-150g goats cheese (or feta)
. 6 eggs
. 2-3 cloves garlic - crushed
. 1-2 Tbl olive oil
. salt / pepper
. red onion - very thinly sliced


. in a large fry pan (oven safe) frypan)... heat to med heat

. add olive oil - - once oil is hot

. fry garlic / & chopped silverbeat stems - do not colour garlic

. add in red onion slices ... fry off for a few minutes - until starting to soften

. add in silverbeet leaves - & maybe a tiny bit of water to help with steaming of leaves.

. stir / mix constantly .. should maybe take 2-6 minutes - until leaves are just wilted (but not a soggy mush)

. now sprinkle baby capers over the top

. in a bowl - whisk the 6 eggs together & season with some salt & freshly cracked black pepper
. pre-heat the oven grill to medium - hot heat

. with the heat of the frypan / saucepan still on approx medium - pour in the beaten egg mixture
. do not stir - you should be able to see the silverbeet mix through it

. leave on stove top for approx 10-15 minutes - keeping an eye on it .. until the eggs are set (but not overly cooked) through to the top

. once egg mix is mostly set - sprikle over crumbled goats cheese (or feta)

. now - put frypan under hot griller - for approx 2-5 minutes
(keep an eye on it) - until cheese is golden

. Take out of oven - and leave to cool slightly - eat fritata 'warm' or 'cold' .. not overly hot.

will keep in fridge for approx 1-2 days.

5pandas said...

this, I will try. many thanks

Ms Brown Mouse said...

Bec, ooo yummo, I've got the 'beet I've got the fetta, I may well make this for dinner on Friday.
Anna, :) I share the good news.