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Green Eggs & Ham Fritatta

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Yes the name of this recipe is a link to one of my favourite childhood books by Dr Suess. After eating this fritatta I’m sure you would say you like to eat green eggs & ham (or bacon) anywhere. This is a recipe that is just in my brain & you can use any vegetables or any cheese, perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner, great for lunch boxes too – See my live face book video of me making the dish here. I’d love to know any of your variations, I sometimes make a fritata with smoked salmon as well .

 

Green Eggs & Ham Fritatta
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Very easy to vary with different veggies 🙂
Ingredients
  • 1 large sweet potato roughly cubed (no need to peel)
  • 4 rashers of bacon
  • 1 red onion sliced
  • 5 sprigs fresh parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 100g spinach or silver beet leaves
  • 8 eggs
  • 250g cream or greek yoghurt
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 200g feta cheese
Instructions
  1. Turn the oven on to 180 degrees & in your baking dish roast your sweet potato, onion & bacon rashers, you don't want to over cook the bacon & the sweet potato should be just cooked through.
  2. Place garlic & parsley into the TM bowl & chop for 2 secs speed 7. Add the spinach & chop roughly for 3 secs speed 5.5 - you may need to use your spatula to help push all the leaves into the blades.
  3. Add the eggs, cream & salt & pepper & mix for 5 secs speed 4. Spread the mixture over the roasted sweet potato & bacon. Crumble over the feta cheese & return to the oven to bake for approx 20 mins or until golden.

Thermie Green Quiche

This is the first recipe I posted on the Thermomix recipe community & I started with a Thermie Green theme, all my recipes were the colour green!! I love this recipe because it is so quick & easy. And we normally have a lot of silver beet in the garden to use up. My mum used to make a version of this recipe when I was little, she made it with a wholemeal pastry though & steamed the silver beet first. Oh & my first Thermomix you tube video is of me making this recipe – it’s a bit embarrassing!

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THERMIE GREEN QUICHE

Thermie Green Quiche
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Serves: 8 slices
 
Ingredients
  • 150g spinach leaves, fresh or 1 bunch of
  • silverbeet
  • 50g parmesan cheese
  • 250g cream cheese
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 clove garlic
  • to taste salt & pepper
  • 1 sprig dill, fresh optional
  • olive oil to grease quiche dish
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 180 degrees (for fan forced) - 200 degrees.
  2. Place Parmesan cheese into TM bowl process for 5 seconds on speed 10. Set cheese aside.
  3. Add garlic clove process for 3 seconds on speed 7.
  4. Add spinach leaves or silverbeet leaves, cream cheese, eggs, salt & pepper & dill (if using) process for 5 seconds on speed 7. You may need to scape down the sides of the bowl & repeat.
  5. Pour mixture into greased quiche dish.
  6. Sprinkle with reserved parmesan cheese.
  7. Bake for 20 - 25 until lightly brown on top.
  8. You can always put this mix on top of your favourite pastry or mountain bread - it also is a great filling for mini quiche.

 

Chlorophyll Paste

Chlorophyll Paste – A recipe by Tom Cockerill, Entropy Restaurant – Link to the recipe is here. This recipe is in the first In the Mix Cookbook. I was inspired to make this after attending Spa Chef Sam Gowing‘s  Food as Medicine Cooking Class in Melbourne where I saw Dani Valent herself make this for us & we had a taste too. You can add the paste to scrambled eggs or pasta dough to get a gorgeous vibrant green colour.

The first step is to make 500g of ice into “snow” by using the turbo a few times. place ice into a large bowl to one side.

 

After heating the 750 mills of water to 70 degrees we add a truckload of greens to the TM bowl – 250g of baby spinach & up to 150g grams of green herbs – I had heaps of parsley & mint in my garden.

 

*Then blitz up the greens with the water for 6mins on 70 degrees, speed 10. Then pour it quickly into the bowl of ice.

 

you normally strain through muslin cloth – I used 2 nut bags for the straining, it’s best to drain it overnight.

 

The pulp is then put into ice cube trays int the freezer – that is if like me you like to use it in your green smoothies?

 

Then when you are making a smoothie add 1 or 2 cubes of frozen chlorophyll paste for an extra dose of green goodness – Dani advised that even 1 cube added to a glass of water mid afternoon can give you an instant green pick me up.

 

  • This recipe was written for the TM31 you have to adjust it for the Thermomix model 5 to 6 mins, 70 degrees speed 6 & then blitz at speed 10 afterwards for 30 secs or until smooth.