While-you-work Leek Non-Fried Frittata

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SOHO (that’s Small Office – Home Office) does have its advantages, but they don’t include having plenty of time to fix lunch, especially if you factor in having to pick up wife&kid and find hot food at home waiting for you.

Add that I’m averse to the precooked gunk that passes for food at the supermarket, and that sandwiches for lunch make me sad.

So I’m specializing in stuff that can cook itself while I wor, or while I make the pickup tour and can be ready when we’re back home.

Today’s recipe: leek frittata.

Apron-to-dish time: 40 minutes (of which 25 will not require your attention)

Here’s what you need for 4 servings:

  • 2 leeks
  • 4 eggs
  • ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoon flour
  • 1 tablespoon grated parmesan

First of all, turn on the oven and set it to 200°C.

leek and knife on a cutting board
chop the bottom and most of the top off the leek

Start by chopping the bottom off the leek. Also chop off the drier, harder part of the top, but keep the most tender of the dark-green part.

Chop thinkly (a half centimeter will do)
Chop thinkly (a half centimeter will do)

Now chop the rest of the leek into rings and toss in a pan with 1 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil. Add some salt (or a half cube of veggie stock) and a generous crushing of black pepper. Add 1 large glass of water, cover with  a lid on it and put to medium fire.

beaten eggs in a bowl
beat the eggs in a bowl

OK, while the leek cokos itself, time to prepare the eggs. Beat four whole eggs in a bowl. Nothing too fancy, a simple fork will suffice. Add some salt.

Beaten eggs in a bowl, with added flour and cheese
Add flour and cheese

Now add about 3 tablespoons of flour, and 1 of grated parmesan and mix together again. Turn the leek a little with a spoon, put the lid back and now you have the time to set the table.

A leek, eggs, flour and chees mix in a bowl
Put the cooked leek in the mix

You’ll know the leek is ready when it’s mostly limp and the water will be gone. This means 15 minutes. If there’s some water left, take the lid off and raise the flame, stirring until the water’s gone. Then, put the leek too into the bowl and mix.

oven pot with egg and leek mix
Put the whole mix in an oven pot

Now put the mix in an oven pot and set it to 25 minutes. Go back to work, or make your own “family collect” tour. When you’re back…

An oven cooked, leek non-frittata
Non frittata ready!

…you’ll find your non-fried frittata waiting in the oven. Enjoy!


    • Thank you PandaBearProwess, it’s just a bit messy to take them while I cook, but it helps me get the recipe in order. I largely cook from memory, so I need to relearn the recipe in order to explain it…

  1. A little mess won’t hurt anyone! It is a very interesting and innovative technique I have never seen before, and most certainly not on WordPress. It looks delicious anyway, and I’m sure it tastes even better!

    • well, thank you PandaBear, As a matter of fact, I acted out of necessity, the smell of fried lingers in the house forever… I also have another similar recipe coming 🙂

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