Monday, July 21, 2014

Artichoke Frittata

 Breakfast is served out on the patio today.  I'm having an artichoke frittata, fresh berries, and a pot of tea.  The purple oxalis (shamrock) plant does so well in my giant teacup planter. 

 My Mom gave me the teapot and I received the teacup from the very first teacup exchange that I participated in.

I first tasted this frittata years ago when a friend made it for dinner.  It's a nice recipe to have for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner.  I found the recipe on, but adapted it slightly.  Since I eat an egg every morning, I thought this  would be nice to reheat during the week.  The original recipe called for a pound of cheese and I thought that was a little excessive. One half pound (2 cups grated) seemed perfect to me.  

2 (12 oz.) jars marinated artichoke hearts, reserving 3 T. of the marinade
1 bunch green onions, chopped
9 eggs, beaten
2 cups grated cheese (I used a Mexican blend, but sharp cheddar would be good)
10 saltine crackers, crumbled
1 T. dried parsley flakes
2 cloves garlic, minced
1-2 dashes of hot sauce (I used Sriracha because my son loves it and he'll probably add more!)
salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degree.
  2. Heat 3 tablespoons of the reserved marinade from the artichoke hearts in a large skillet. Cook and stir green onions in hot marinade until wilted, 2 to 3 minutes, add the garlic and cook about 30 seconds.
  3. Stir the cooked green onions/garlic, eggs,  cheese, saltine crackers, parsley, hot sauce, salt, and black pepper together in a bowl; pour into a 9x13-inch  greased baking dish.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until center is puffy and no longer moist, about 30-35 minutes; cool slightly before cutting into squares.
NOTE:  The next time I make this, I'll bake it in a pie dish. 

I am sharing this with:

 Thank you for your visit!  xo


  1. Sounds like a great meal Kitty, love the idea of being able to reheat slices during the week! I'm gonna hold out for the dip though:@)

  2. Your frittata looks great! I'm ready to sit down to your pretty table on the patio this morning!

  3. That looks like a great lunch and your whimsical table is delightful!

  4. Kitty, I'm going to make your frittata this week. It looks comforting and delicious. Hope you are having great weather!

  5. A lovely breakfast, Kitty! Now I want to have the same on my deck! Pretty tea table, teapot, and teacup and I see you had a garden fairy join you, too! Thanks for sharing your recipe!
    Hugs, Nancy

  6. That sounds delicious Kitty. I love artichokes. Such a pretty spot for your breakfast. I see you have a little friend there :).

  7. Hi Kitty, this looks wonderful. My husband would love this, because he loves artichokes.
    The teapot your Mother gave you is so sweet along with the cup and little fairy. Gotta try this recipe. Thanks for sharing dear Kitty. xoxo

  8. Hi Kitty: I love how cute everything looks. You always make things look so inviting. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

  9. Ooooo, for a change, I have everything on hand to make a recipe! DH LOVES artichokes so this is right up his alley, too.
    Thanks have the bestest recipes!!

    Darling little teacup & very pretty teapot, too!

  10. Hi Kitty,

    So sorry I haven't been around in blogland - missed a lot of good posts that I truly hope to catch up on soon. Your little tea looks wonderful. Hugs.

  11. This looks very tasty, Kitty and the recipe is quite unusual with the Saltine's. My Dad used to eat Saltine's crushed in a bowl with milk! A depression recipe and one only he enjoyed in the family :) I love your Oxalis in the giant tea cup. I have some growing, but mine are green - I haven't had luck keeping them over the winter, though. You have set a pretty table today with the luncheon plate and pretty tea cup.
    Hugs xo Karen

  12. What a sweet little tea cut. And the green one should be big enough.....

  13. Sounds like a perfect dish for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  14. Your frittata sounds wonderful. Would you believe I've never eaten artichokes? I think I could handle the canned ones - I have no idea how to cook and eat a whole artichoke. :)

  15. Your frittata sounds delicious! Your teacup planter looks so pretty on the table. Your fairy visitor is so pretty on your exchange teacup! Thanks for your nice comment :)

  16. Kitty, the frittata sounds wonderful! I eat an egg just about morning, and this would be a nice change from poached. You always set such pretty tables with your beautiful teacups. Do you have your teacups on display? Wishing a good week dear friend. xo

  17. A POUND of cheese??? Who created that recipe...Urkel?!??!??! My goodness! I'd be slugging around for a month after that! I'm sure cutting that in half is perfect. Good thing you know how to make adjustments without compromising the flavor & texture of the recipe!

    Seems to me like this frittata would have a taste similar to veggie pizza, so I'm going to give it a try. I buy the monster-size jars of marinated artichokes at Costco for our salads, so Lord knows I'll have plenty of those for it!

  18. Looks like a great Brunch and what a pretty table setting. That is a great cup.


  19. I love to see all the things you cook, Kitty. Your frittata sounds great and I agree perfect for any meal.
    A teacup exchange sounds like a fun occasion.

  20. I have never made frittata and now I'm asking myself why after seeing yours - wow, it looks amazing! Thanks for sharing and inspiring me to cook outside of my "box."

    Love and hugs to you!

  21. Oh yummy! Would you come and cook for me? Thanks for all the recipes and inspiration you give to us.

  22. Yum, perfect for any time of year but it would be wonderful to have for the summertime.

  23. I often make frittata - one of my favourite ways to use vegetables and leftovers for a quick and simple meal - but I've never tried using artichokes. I foresee this happening for brunch on the weekend.

    Visiting from Foodie Friday - hope you have a great weekend.

  24. Love the saltine crackers as the binder, very clever! Sounds like a lovely way to start the day and your cups are adorable!

  25. Hi Kitty, I love frittata's and this recipe really sounds delicious! I will pin and would love to make sometime. Thanks for sharing the recipe and enjoy your weekend.

  26. This artichoke frittata looks so lovely served on the patio.
    Artichokes are a fantastic veggie, versatile and with a fantastic aroma and your version looks specially tempting, Kitty!

  27. Good Morning Kitty!
    Just pinned your awesome recipe and thanks so much for sharing it with Full Plate Thursday!
    Have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  28. Your frittata sounds wonderful Kitty, especially as a slice for breakfast! Love the little fairy on your tea table too :)

  29. I LOVE your plates! I have the same set I bought at a Grange Estate sale - a big box of the sets for $5. They are perfect for tea and breakfast parties!


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