Chard and Caramelized Garlic Quittata with a Sweet Potato Crust

26 08 2018


You may ask, “What the heck is a quittata?” Well my husband just coined the name after I made this dish which was not quite a frittata nor a quiche but something in between. Either way, it was absolutely delicious. What really made it was the Maple Balsamic Caramelized Garlic. OMG!! And to top it  off, it was a really beautiful dish as well. This would be great for a brunch. I served it as part of a celebrate summer harvest feast. Who knows, quittatas could become trendy.


4 sweet potatoes, about 2 – 21/2 pounds, peeled and cut into 1/4″ pieces

Olive oil

5 large eggs

3 heads of garlic, cloves peeled

1 tbsp. olive oil

1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar (I used a delicious dark chocolate balsamic)

1 tbsp. pure maple syrup

1 tsp chopped rosemary

1 tsp chopped thyme

Freshly ground black pepper

Sea Salt

3 cups grated sharp white cheddar cheese

2 heads chard, leaves removed, washed and roughly chopped

3/4 cup crème fraiche

3/4 cup heavy cream

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Vegetable Bebimbap

15 01 2014
This is my favorite dish from Korea. I love the flavor of all the vegetables and the spiciness of the condiments. You can substitute any vegetables you desire and adjust the spiciness to your taste. The key is to cook the rice perfectly with a little brown crust on the bottom. This is a one pot meal.
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Kale and Butternut Squash Strata

29 09 2010
A strata is a type of bread pudding like casserole. It is a one dish meal made with bread cubes soaked in eggs and milk (like french toast) and then baked with assorted vegetables. In this case, I used fall flavors of kale, chard and butternut squash. It almost was like a stuffing casserole. I served it to guests who found it delicious. My complete menu was Tarragon Zucchini soup followed by the Strata and a nice green salad with a Sherry shallot vinaigrette. I finished the meal with a peach and blueberry crisp. Read the rest of this entry »

Wild Mushroom and Roasted Garlic Frittata

24 04 2010
I made a huge batch of roasted garlic a while back and froze them. They are great to have on hand to add to all sorts of recipes. Roasting the garlic mellows the flavor and adds a subtle garlic taste to your dish rather than the pungency of raw garlic. Look to my next post on how to roast garlic. My family ate this for dinner last night and loved it. You can use any mixture of mushrooms like shiitake, portobello, oyster, or chanterelles. The jalapeno adds a little kick but it can be omitted if you prefer a milder dish.

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