We have some wonderful swiss chard in the garden that have just gone wild with all the rain we have had in the last month.  Wanting to do something easy and light for lunch today I thought frittata is the way to go.  Frittata couldn't be any easier.  Frittata is basically a quiche without the crust.   All you need is your favorite ingredient like: vegetables, mushrooms, potato's, herbs, cheese, or meat and pour over top a simple custard mixture and bake.  It really is that easy.   I all also had leeks, parmesan, and basil.   So this would be a perfect brunch dish for any Italian kitchen.


6 eggs

1 1/2 cup of milk

1 cup of ricotta cheese

1 cup of parmesan cheese

1 big bunch of swiss chard wash and chopped without stems

1 large leek cut in half and sliced

3 tbsp of chiffonade sweet basil

2 tbsp of olive oil

Salt and Pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

In a mixing bowl add eggs and milk and whisk together.  Add parmesan and ricotta cheese and about a tbsp of salt and black pepper, set aside until ready to use.

In a hot cast iron skillet add olive oil, leeks, and swiss chard.  Cook for about 4 minutes until tender.  Pour over the egg mixture and bake in the oven for about 20 minutes or until set.  Let it cool for 5 minutes and then serve.