Leek Frittata and a Giveaway!

Every once in a while, you remember something you once made and wonder why you haven't made it since. That happens to me quite often, actually. There are just so many things I want to try and experiment that I find it redundant to make the same things over again. Don't get me wrong, I have many recipes I turn to on a weekly basis, because they are so comfortable. But when I cook something new and love it, I sometimes fail to come back to it.

This month, the Kosher Connection, challenged us to make something from each others' blogs. I was assigned Alessandra's blog Dinner in Venice. Don't you love how the name Alessandra just rolls off your tongue when you say it out loud in a forced Italian accent? I love her blog, not only because she has beautiful photographs, but she is just so knowledgeable when it comes to food. She shares historical tidbits with many recipes and has a passion for good Italian food.

I picked her Leek Frittata to make. 

I have made frittata here before, but I never came back to try different flavors. I love how simple this leek one is, yet so filled with flavors. The hint of sweetness from the caramelized leeks are nicely contrasted by the saltiness of the feta cheese. Overall, you get a nice, light meal that feels complete with a side of salad and maybe a bite of baguette.

 Oh, and the KC is such a fun group they are even running a giveaway! A bread cloche (I don't know if I want the bread or the cloche more) valued at $130 and a 4.2 qt. Dutch Oven valued at $170.

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Leek Frittata
adapted from Dinner in Venice

3 tablespoons olive oil
3 cups chopped leeks (about 6 leeks, lower white part only)
10 eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
4 oz. feta cheese

Preheat oven to 375F.
In a 10 inch oven-proof skillet, heat olive oil on medium heat. Saute the leeks until wilted and fully cooked, about 20 minutes. If they are browning too quickly, lower the heat a little. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk the eggs, salt and pepper. Once the leeks are ready, pour the egg mixture into the skillet and cook until the edges set, 3-4 minutes. Sprinkle the feta cheese over it. Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake for 25 minutes until the eggs are set and no longer jiggly. Serve warm with toast and salad. 

Makes great leftovers, too!

I used this baking method (thanks, Jamie!) rather than Alessandra's because my dairy oven does not have a broiler. 


  1. Question about the feta -- did you find that the flavor was lessened during baking? It's happened to me repeatedly that baked dishes with feta totally lack the feta flavor.

    1. Hi Tali,

      I do find that there still remains the distinct feta flavor, though it definitely isn't the same flavor as when you eat it raw. I try not to crumble it too much so it's stay clumpy and you get pockets of more intense feta flavor.

  2. I know exactly what you mean about forgetting some new, winning recipes. I do the same thing. Nice to come back to them. I love frittatas; we eat them for dinner occasionally. This one I knew was a winner when I saw it at Ale's site.

  3. I love sauteed becomes so sweet and combined with eggs...perfect combo.

  4. I love leeks and I love making frittatas. This looks fantastic!

  5. Alessandra was a great match up for you and this looks delicious. I am having a brunch on Sunday and if I can some leeks I want to make this.

  6. i love leeks and frittatas! must try this!

  7. Looks beautiful!! Sina - if my memory serves me correctly I think you made a frittata from mt second book Quick & Kosher Meals in Minutes and posted it on your blog...?

    1. yep, I linked to it in the post. It was my very first frittata and so, so delicious.

  8. Oy, you really lucked out with Alessandra. I am such a fan of frittata's but don't really delve into them. Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. This sounds delicious, but I mostly taken by the stunning photos. Beautiful.

  10. Healthy, light and filling - the perfect breakfast or brunch. Beautiful photos as usual!

  11. I love fritatas, this one looks especially inspired.

  12. We love any type of frittata. Leeks and a feta cheese is a great combination!


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