Happy Friday, loves!
Welp, we’ve made it through yet another week…
Which is apparently the only way I know how! 😉
Like so many other food bloggers out there, I’m a little…how can I put this nicely?
But I’m not alone….oh no.
If you’re a class-A insider (ie: blogger, blog reader, or otherwise stalker), you probably see so much “strange” from this blog to that blog that by now, you’ve pretty much become oblivious* to it all…
*That’s when we know we’ve really got you hooked!
But for all the “normal” people out there (ie: co-workers, classmates, your mom and dad…that is, IF you can actually consider your parents to be normal), most of the things we deem to be “drool-worthy” or “foodgasmic” tend to raise a few eyebrows.
Not everyone can claim membership to the Weird Foodie Club. 😉
So when I found out a couple of days ago that my girl Laura*, had come up with a way for us to all get together and
point at each other’s food share our strange BUT GOOD recipes**, I knew I had to be a part of it!
*From here on, known as Queen of the Strange from the land of Blogwordia…
Creator of PB & Jeggs, guardian to the illustrious Red Cabbage Ice Cream, defender against a world of utterly…boring…food!
**Also know as the Strange But Good link up!
Is anyone else out there cheering?!?!
No, just me? Oh, well that’s just embarrassing!
Err, ok…where was I?
Oh right…FOOD! Or more precisely, STRANGE FOOD!
When I started thinking about what I could make to share for this link up, it was a little harder than I thought. You see, most of my #strangebutgood combos tend to be just a random bowl of sh- THINGS covered in some sort of condiment*.
*Mustard of course ranking highest on that list!
Then, after the most amazing salad concoction the other night of steamed kale, quinoa, edamame, and fresh figs, I had an epiphany…
An Edamame & Fig Frittata!
Only, that wasn’t enough…it was missing something. Plus, it needed a cute name. So I made a special trip to the store…for leeks, because I had something clever in mind…
E.L.F on a
Shelf Pelf? Plate!
I was fresh out of elves so snowmen will have to do, but seriously, how FUN is that?! 😉
*Omg, I swear I’m not high! Well, unless you count the fumes I inhaled from the balsamic glaze that just HAD to be made and drizzled overtop of this wonderful creation…seriously, do NOT put your face over the pot…it’s lethal!
E.L.F. Frittata with Fig Balsamic Glaze
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10-15 minutes
Keywords: saute steam breakfast high protein dairy-free egg whites fall winter
Ingredients (Serves 1)
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 tablespoon fig jam
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1/4 cup sliced leeks
- 4 egg whites
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
- 1/4 cup steamed edamame
- 2-4 fresh figs, chopped
1. Combine balsamic vinegar and fig preserves in a small pot over medium-high heat and allow to cook until thickened (~10 minutes).
2. Whisk egg whites and milk together in a small bowl and set aside.
3. Heat olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat, add leeks and saute until translucent.
4. Transfer leeks to small bowl, wipe out inside of skillet, return to heat and coat with cooking spray.
5. Add leeks, edamame, and figs to skillet and immediately pour egg white mixture overtop.
6. Cover skillet and allow to cook until egg is set (10-12 minutes).
7. Plate and drizzle with balsamic glaze.
Well, hello there strange but GOOD FOR YOU proof! 😉
Strange or not, this baby is delicious and worth a try! And if you don’t have fresh figs, it would be FANTASTIC with pomegranate!
Sweet eggs…strange or GOOD?
Balsamic tear gas…ever been there?
Balsamic tears…of joy! Ahh, bowls of…things…covered in condiment. Is there anything better? Oh wait, yup, you’re proving there IS–funky frittatas (okay, now I want to write a cookbook entitled “Funky Frittatas”).
Oh my gosh, I would TOTALLY buy that! I can only imagine the combinations you would come up with too! Hope you’re feeling better love! 🙂
this is definitely strange, but I LOVE IT! I love fritattas and would have NEVER thought of this combo! I have all of the ingredients except leeks, so I can definitely do this 🙂
love you Heather xo
Aww, thanks gorgeous! Knew I could count on you to love my strangeness! And you could EASILY sub in any sort of mild-flavored onion…shallots would be super yummy too (it just wouldn’t work with my eLf theme! 😉
Looks so good!
I need this! Where are the damn fresh figs?! I can’t find any around here now!
Love this recipe! <3
I swear I hit the jackpot with Publix! I keep going back for more and crossing my fingers the whole ride there just hoping they’re not sold out! Haha! But you could always throw in some dried figs (I would just rehydrate them first by soaking them in some hot water for a few minutes) or like I said, I think pomegranates would be great!
Figs and balsamic vinegar are a match made in heaven! Very good job on this 🙂
Aren’t they though? Especially with proscuitto…which would be ANOTHER great addition to this…mmm, IDEAS! 😀
love it! we eat some strange things as well 🙂 love the club idea too cute!
anything with fresh figs is a winner in our book!!!
Haha, yes, we food bloggers are a bit different aren’t we? Thanks ladies!
i want to celebrate weird food club with you EVERYDAY!
Hey, the more the MERRIER! 😀
Once agin you’ve blown me away. I love my new title and am inclined to give you one as well. I think with this masterpiece you’ve moved beyond the Queen of Pancakes to the Qeen of Breakfast. I wave my wand of admiration in your general direction.
Why your grace, I don’t know what to say…except, that I have some exciting news! Texting you now! xoxox
This recipe was definitely worth the wait after your Instsgram teaser! I am seriously excited to go check out the other strange but (very) good recipes now.
Aww, thanks Gina! I need to go check them out myself…I had such a busy day yesterday after my post, I didn’t get a chance to see all the strange goodies!
Mmm figs and balsamic were just made for each other! I never would have thought to make a frittata with this combination of ingredients, but it looks good!
I know, me neither until I had that salad! Of course, I have to thank Laura for getting my strange brain waves flowing! Lol
While this definitely classifies as strange, it’s super beautiful, so I’d give it a try! Basically, You make even strange look good!
Now, Where do keep finding all these beautiful figs? You have a secret fig stash, don’t you?! I knew it. I suspected this whole time, but today’s post just confirmed it.
Heather, the squirrel-er of fresh figs and the envy of all her friends.
Damn, you got me…my cryogenic stash of figs has been discovered! Shhh, our little secret, mmmkay? But seriously, I found them at Publix…on sale even! Oh, if only I could somehow preserve them and keep them fresh and delicious at the same time I TOTALLY would…leave it to me to fall absolutely in love with a fruit PAST the end of it’s natural season! Lol
Your secret is safe with me.
Trust me, when you live in Ohio, you are bound to eat some fruit past it’s natural season. It’s a pity, but it must be done.
1. I am honored that you include me as an example of strange. I proudly let my foodie freak flag fly.
2. This just about made me spit out my coffee. Which would have been sad for my computer.
Hahaha! After your (totally genius idea of) dill pickle nut butter, you are the FIRST in the foodie freak line up, m’dear! I actually need to make up a batch…out of nowhere I got this intense craving for it the other day and have not stopped thinking about it!
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I love this strange but good. Now, I have to find me some figs. I can’t find them anywhere!!
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What kind of figs are those? I keep seeing them all over the blog world, yet whenever I try to buy some at my grocery store and slice them open they are darker and maybe dried? Are those fresh figs?
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