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Cleo’s Frittata and Project Egg: 25 Cracking Recipes (Plus A Freebie)

by Spicie Foodie on June 20, 2013

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Today I have a scrumptious frittata recipe , named after a special hen, a preview of the Project Egg cookbook, which I am included in, and a freebie too.

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A few month’s ago Janie of The Hedge Combers blog was inspired by one of her readers to put together an e-Cookbook dedicated to eggs. Like many of her readers Jane owns hens and often times is left with an abundance of eggs. From the need of using baskets full of eggs the Project Egg was born. Project egg is not only for those raising their own hens, but also for any of us who need to use up eggs fast.

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The “Project Egg ~ 25 Cracking Recipes” e-cookbook is filled with sweet treats, savoury mains, and there is even a fantastic recipe included that you can use to condition your hair — how about that! The 25 recipes were submitted by food bloggers, myself, Janie and a few of Janie’s readers. I am thrilled to have been included in the project and have had one of my recipes published.

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Janie has been kind enough to put the whole project together and giveaway the e-Cookbook to anyone who wants one — believe me you really want a copy for yourself. All you have to do is go here http://hedgecombers.com/project-egg-the-book/ and request your copy. It’s quite simple and best of all you can save your copy to your desktop, laptop, iPad, tablet, e-reader or even print a copy out to keep in the kitchen.

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When I received my copy I was immediately craving many of the recipes, but eventually I decided to try “Cleo’s Frittata” first. The recipe was submitted by Tammy of Our Neck of the Woods blog and it is named after her Easter Egger (a hen that lays a blue/green egg) named Cleo. Sadly Cleo passed away earlier this year but Tammy likes to keep her memory alive with this frittata recipe. Isn’t that sweet?:)

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I hope Tammy doesn’t mind but I had to switch one of the ingredients in her recipe. Tammy’s recipe calls for mushrooms but I didn’t have any so I added a red bell pepper instead. Let’s get cracking on Tammy’s delicious recipe!

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5.0 from 4 reviews
Cleo's Frittata
 
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A delicious frittata made with caramelized onions, spinach and mushrooms or red bell peppers. Have it for breakfast, brunch or dinner! This frittata is named after a special hen, Cleo.
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Recipe type: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner
Cuisine: European, Italian, Vegetarian
Serves: 3-4
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion sliced
  • 1 cup chopped white button mushrooms*
  • 1 cup chopped spinach
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons milk (Tammy uses unsweetened soya milk, I used whole milk)
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Place butter and olive oil into an oven-safe non-stick skillet (frying pan) over low heat. Add sliced onion and cook slowly on low heat stirring occasionally until caramelized, 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  2. When onions are a deep brown colour, add mushrooms (or bell pepper) and spinach to the same skillet and cook for 8-10 minutes, until mushrooms are browned and spinach is wilted.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs with the milk and salt & pepper until well scrambled. Pour the eggs into the skillet with the onion mixture and cook over low heat for about 5 minutes, or until the eggs are set on the bottom (eggs will still be jiggly on top). Preheat your oven broiler (grill) on low.
  4. Place the skillet into the oven under the broiler set on low until the top of the eggs is set and a lovely golden brown colour, about 2 minutes (be sure to watch very carefully while under the broiler - the eggs can burn easily).
  5. Grab a large plate and place on top of the skillet. Turn the skillet upside down so the bottom of the frittata is on top - it looks better that way! Cut into slices and enjoy.
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* Tammy's recipe calls for mushrooms, I swapped them for 1 small red bell pepper finely chopped.

 

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This frittata is one of the best ones I have ever eaten! The addition of caramelized onions took the flavours to another level and were a brilliant addition. I served it for brunch alongside strawberries but it would also be great with a green salad for a light meal. I will definitely be making Cleo’s Frittata again, and next time I’ll make sure to have the mushrooms because they do taste great with eggs.

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To get your free copy of “Project Egg: 25 Cracking Recipes” go here http://hedgecombers.com/project-egg-the-book/ and request your copy. Enjoy!

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{ 58 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rosa June 20, 2013 at 12:50 PM

A beautiful frittata! Delightfully summery.

Cheers,

Rosa

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2 Spicie Foodie June 20, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Thanks Rosa!

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3 Monique June 20, 2013 at 2:22 PM

Busy bee! Or should I say busy chickens?
Always a pleasure to visit!

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4 Spicie Foodie June 20, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Hehe, thanks Monique!

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5 Helene D'souza June 20, 2013 at 4:06 PM

wow that’s a lovely frittata, you did a great job nancy!
I got a copy already of the free egg cookbook. I thought too that it was a smart and useful idea and it’s free, so everybody should grab theirs. =)

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6 Spicie Foodie June 20, 2013 at 5:38 PM

Thank you Helene! I saw your recipe it sounds yummy.

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7 Shema George June 20, 2013 at 4:14 PM

This frittata looks terrific!! Love the black and red colored pictures. I love eggs and i will try this out soon :)

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8 Spicie Foodie June 20, 2013 at 5:38 PM

Thanks Shema!

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9 Vicki Bensinger June 20, 2013 at 4:19 PM

Your frittata is beautiful and has all the ingredients I love. I would add mushrooms and tomatoes too.

You may think this sounds odd but some of your photos remind me of Salvator Dali’s work. Anyway, I will check out the ebook.

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10 Spicie Foodie June 20, 2013 at 5:39 PM

Yes, that sounds like a great addition! Wow, that’s a great compliment. Thank you Vicki and enjoy the book.:)

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11 Bonnie June 20, 2013 at 6:02 PM

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. This is a delicious looking and sounding recipe. We enjoy frittatas often!

Best,
Bonnie

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12 Spicie Foodie June 20, 2013 at 6:27 PM

Thanks Bonnie, pleasure meeting you:)

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13 Victoria of Flavors of the Sun June 20, 2013 at 6:08 PM

Thanks for the link and the recipe. You can never go wrong with a good frittata and so much easier than making a crust–and this recipe looks healthy, easy, and delicious.

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14 Spicie Foodie June 20, 2013 at 6:27 PM

Agree, that’s why I love frittatas. Thanks Victoria and enjoy the book!

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15 Janie June 20, 2013 at 6:46 PM

Wow, Nancy that looks gorgeous! Thank you so much for taking the time to review one of the recipes included in the book, I’m still eating my way through them and have tried nearly all of them now!

And thanks again for your recipe.
Janie x

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16 Spicie Foodie June 21, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Thank you for including my recipe Janie. There are so many great recipes in the book and I’ve already planned on preparing a few in the coming days.:)

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17 Ash- foodfashionparty June 20, 2013 at 7:40 PM

What a lovely frittata. It’s always filling and healthy.

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18 Spicie Foodie June 21, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Thank you Ash!

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19 Laura (Tutti Dolci) June 20, 2013 at 7:58 PM

I love a frittata, especially when it includes caramelized onions! :)

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20 Spicie Foodie June 21, 2013 at 10:31 PM

That’s great Laura!

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21 Alyssa (Everyday Maven) June 20, 2013 at 11:38 PM

What a fun project Nancy and the frittata looks yummy. Off to download a copy now – thanks!

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22 Spicie Foodie June 21, 2013 at 10:33 PM

Thanks Alyssa!

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23 Foodie in WV June 21, 2013 at 1:18 AM

I am a huge fan of frittatas! Your recipe looks delicious, I love the pictures :)

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24 Spicie Foodie June 21, 2013 at 10:34 PM

Thanks, the recipe belongs to Tammy of Our Neck of The Woods — but it is yummy:)

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25 GourmetGetaways June 21, 2013 at 1:46 AM

I love a tasty frittata, they are so quick and easy to make. This looks particularly delicious. I have visited the Hedge Combers and downloaded the beautiful book! How delicious, thank you for sharing :)

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26 Spicie Foodie June 21, 2013 at 10:34 PM

That’s great, enjoy the book Julie:)

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27 Joanne T Ferguson June 21, 2013 at 3:07 AM

G’day! Beautiful frittata Nancy, true!
Congrats on being part of the project and getting your recipe published too!
Cheers! Joanne

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28 Spicie Foodie June 21, 2013 at 10:34 PM

Thank you Joanne!

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29 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com June 21, 2013 at 3:51 AM

Your photos makes frittata’s irresistible!!

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30 Spicie Foodie June 21, 2013 at 10:35 PM

Thanks Kiran!

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31 Betty June 21, 2013 at 4:46 AM

We sometimes accumulate an over-abundance of eggs with just our three little hens, so egg recipes are welcome! This is a lovely frittata, and so sweet that it’s named after a special hen. Those little biddies are so easy to get attached to!

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32 Spicie Foodie June 21, 2013 at 10:35 PM

I’m sure you’ll enjoy the cookbook Betty. Thanks!

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33 mjskit June 21, 2013 at 5:22 AM

What a beautiful frittata! I think you just convinced me which recipe I’ll be making first. My friend just delivered 2 dozen fresh eggs yesterday so I’m ready. :) Thanks for linking us up with Cleo and her free offer! Just downloaded it.

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34 Spicie Foodie June 21, 2013 at 10:36 PM

Wow, lucky you!:) Enjoy the cookbook and all those eggs.

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35 Trix June 21, 2013 at 1:08 PM

Hello my dear! It’s been awhile. Missed you : ) Anyway, fritatta is one of the first things I ever learned how to cook, so of course I will always love them. This one looks fabulous! And the egg book is super cool, congrats!

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36 Spicie Foodie June 21, 2013 at 10:37 PM

Hello sweetie! I’ve missed you too. Thanks Trixie and enjoy the book!

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37 Marta @ What Should I eat for breakfast today June 21, 2013 at 3:25 PM

Your frittata looks like something I’m going to eat soon. Your pictures are always so delicious :)

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38 Spicie Foodie June 21, 2013 at 10:37 PM

I’m sure you’ll love it Marta. Thanks!

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39 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking June 21, 2013 at 5:06 PM

This frittata looks fabulous! Full of protein and nutritious veggies, I just love it!

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40 Spicie Foodie June 21, 2013 at 10:37 PM

Thank you Georgia:)

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41 Monique @ TickleMyTastebuds June 21, 2013 at 6:26 PM

You’re photos are beautiful! This frittata looks delicious, one I definitely have to try!

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42 Spicie Foodie June 21, 2013 at 10:37 PM

Yes, I hope you give Tammy’s recipe a try.:)

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43 Donalyn@The Creekside Cook June 21, 2013 at 6:44 PM

This looks like a wonderful cookbook, Nancy – as the owner of 6 chickens, I am always looking for more egg recipes!

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44 Spicie Foodie June 21, 2013 at 10:38 PM

I’m sure you’ll really enjoy the cookbook Donalyn, thanks!:)

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45 Nava Krishnan June 21, 2013 at 8:30 PM

Simply stunning. Coming from a country which is far away from yours, this is new for me but its really interesting to discover new recipes.,

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46 Spicie Foodie June 21, 2013 at 10:38 PM

Thanks Nava, I hope you can try it out sometime.

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47 Jackie @ theBeerones June 21, 2013 at 8:45 PM

I love breakfast recipes, it’s probably my favorite meal. And eggs are always in the center. Great ebok idea!

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48 Spicie Foodie June 21, 2013 at 10:39 PM

Thanks Jackie!

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49 Ramona June 22, 2013 at 3:03 AM

I love egg dishes… your frittata is beautiful. I have made scotch eggs before… but how cute to use quail eggs. :) Have a fantastic weekend. :)

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50 Spicie Foodie June 22, 2013 at 4:44 PM

I haven’t made the scotch eggs, and yes what a brilliant idea to use quail eggs. Thanks and you too!:)

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51 Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes June 22, 2013 at 1:32 PM

A frittata named after a hen, how sweet is that! The recipe is terrific, and I agree about the caramelized onions. Can´t wait to try it!

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52 Spicie Foodie June 22, 2013 at 4:46 PM

I know, right!:) Thank you Paula and enjoy.

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53 Suzanne Perazzini June 23, 2013 at 3:38 AM

What a clever book! Who doesn’t love eggs – they make any dish better. That’s a sweet story about the hen and keeping her memory alive. LOL. I must pop over and get my copy.

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54 Spicie Foodie June 23, 2013 at 5:17 PM

I agree Suzanne, eggs are so yummy! Enjoy the book.

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55 yummychunklet June 23, 2013 at 4:48 AM

Delicious and gorgeous photos!

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56 Spicie Foodie June 23, 2013 at 5:17 PM

Thanks!

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57 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen June 27, 2013 at 8:11 AM

What a great cookbook idea, I’m always looking for new ways to make eggs!

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58 Spicie Foodie June 27, 2013 at 6:20 PM

Thanks Sylvie, enjoy the cookbook!

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