Kelly the Culinarian: February 2010

Monday, February 1, 2010

Cooking with Kelly: Brunch!

Despite my distinct dislike of morning as a general concept (I prefer to skip them entirely by sleeping through them) I *heart* brunch. We recently had a friend over for brunch, which is cost effective and delicious. It's also great because you can dress up simple ingredients for an impressive presentation.

We served mimosas (mmmm), frittata, roasted potatoes and banana bread. Here's the breakdown:

For the mimosas, it's just one part orange juice to three parts champagne. Bubbly and delicious.

This particular frittata was a bacon, cheddar, onion and turkey number. I cooked five slices of bacon, drained the fat and chopped up the bacon, then caramelized one small finely diced onion. I then added four slices of chopped turkey and added the bacon back. Then, I poured in eight eggs slightly beaten with a quarter cup of milk. I also added a teaspoon of Italian seasoning and a pinch of ground pepper and salt. I mixed a cup of shredded cheese in with the eggs too. After the eggs started to set up, I put it in an oven at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. I topped it with more cheese before serving and served it with light sour cream.

And finally, for the potatoes, I scrubbed four russet potatoes and microwaved them for three minutes. Then, I chopped them and cooked them in one tablespoon of olive oil and a teaspoon of rosemary, stirring often, until golden.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.