Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Spinach, Ricotta & Basil Stuffed Eggs
2 large Eggs1/4 cup Milk1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard (optional) Handful of fresh Spinach2 Tbsp RicottaFresh BasilSalt & Pepper to taste 1 Tbsp ButterBegin melting butter in saute pan on low heat. Crack open eggs into a bowl and add milk and dijon. Whisk eggs wildly until mixture is a pale yellow and air bubbles form. Add mixture to saute pan, season with salt and pepper and begin to cook on low/medium heat. Cover and continue to cook until the top of the eggs start to firm up. Add dollops of ricotta and pile with spinach and basil. Cover again until spinach starts to wilt. Flip one side of eggs over to the other, like you would an omelet. Serve immediately.
I have to admit I’m terrible at making omelets, and this is definitely not pretty enough or fluffy to be one… hence the word “stuffed.” That being said, the combo of the creamy ricotta with the basil and spinach is really nice and makes me wish I was sitting on a farmhouse porch drinking a strong cup of coffee. As I mentioned in my last post, I had The Best Weekend. Two of my closest friends and I went to the North Fork of Long Island, first to attend the lovely Dorothy of Jaunsetter’s holiday housewarming, but also to follow one of her travel tips and stay at the Silver Sands Motel in Greenport. We got off-peak pricing on a waterfront cabin with a fireplace and stayed up until 3am sitting on the shag carpet next to the fire, drinking honey whiskey and discussing very important topics (lady gossip).
During our dinner at The Frisky Oyster (I had shaved brussels sprouts with Meyer lemon jam, wanuts & parm and broccoli rabe with garlic and lemon), we were surrounded by an eight person bagpipe band. Loud/amazing.The next day we visited the Orient Point beach, The Lunch Truck (for a delicious grilled cheese) and Shinn Estate Vineyards, where we did a quick tasting and I picked up a bottle of their Sauvignon Blanc.
The best part of this is that you can get to Greenport on the LIRR… I have visions of holing up in a cabin for a cold wintery weekend and ignoring everything but a good book.

Have I mentioned how much I love the beach?  

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