Springtime Frittata

10:28 AM

Have you ever had tons of couscous leftover, you feel guilty throwing it out?  I always tell myself I’ll eat it for lunch, but I always forget about it.  Not this time, I’m not letting it go to waste.  After all, it wasn’t just couscous.  I added peas, lemon zest, and garlic to it.  It was delicious and I knew it would add great texture to something.
 I had purchased a dozen eggs and carrots, forgetting I already had plenty in the fridge.  Now I had leftover couscous, a bunch of carrots and lots of eggs.  These ingredients would be perfect for a breakfast-themed dinner!  I could make a frittata.  I know two recipes I could combine!  Either one of these is perfect alone, but together would create a masterpiece!  Thanks you Martha Shulman and Cooking Light.
What You Will Need:

3 egg whites
4 eggs
1 ½ C Couscous and peas (see recipe below)
1 T caraway seeds, crushed
1 lb carrots
2 small shallots, chopped
1 garlic clove
1 C parmesan cheese, grated
What You Already Have:
1 T olive oil
Large cast-iron skillet
Salt and pepper
Food processor
Large bowl
1)      Preheat oven to 350˚.
2)      Peel carrots and cut in half and steam for 15 minutes.
3)      Transfer to food processor.  Add caraway seeds, shallots, garlic and dash of salt and pepper. Puree until smooth.

4)      In large bowl, whisk together eggs and egg whites.  Add carrot mixture to eggs and stir.

5)      Coat skillet with olive oil or cooking spray and heat over medium heat.  Add egg mixture and heat. Quickly stir in couscous mixture and heat until almost set. About 5 minutes.

6)      Sprinkle with cheese.
7)      Transfer to oven and bake for 10 minutes or until cooked through.

8)      Serve with fruit.
Couscous w/Peas
1)      Bring 1 ½ cups of chicken broth to boil.  Add 1 T olive oil.  Pour in 1 C uncooked couscous.  Add 1 pkg of frozen peas and stir.  Cover, remove from heat for 5 minutes. 
2)      Sprinkle T lemon zest and 1 tsp of garlic salt.  Fluff with fork.

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