Foraging for Food and the Flower Blossom Frittata

We have a great guest post and Recipe this week from JJ Murphy at TheJoyfulforager.com.  I know that when I’m out camping or hiking, I’m always looking around and thinking about eating some of the goodness right around me.  How about you?  Here is a great Foraged Frittata – Take it away JJ!

One of the best parts of late spring is the profusion of colorful, aromatic and tasty wild flowers.  They can turn a meal into a celebration. This easy, but satisfying dish is ideal in the home kitchen  or the camp kitchen.Flower Blossom Frittata

One way to get the delicate blossoms back to the kitchen is to lay them on squares of waxed paper and twist the ends like a party favor.

“Field dressing” my foraged finds, removing the blossoms without cutting stems or branches, makes it easier to carry ingredients home.

In the camp kitchen, instead of a broiler, once the eggs have set, cover the cast iron pan with a tight­fitting lid or foil.

Serves 4

Fritta Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup flower blossoms – violet, dandelion, forsythia, lilac, wisteria and/or locust
  • 1⁄2 cup chopped field garlic leaves and bulbs
  • 1⁄2 cup ramp leaves
  • olive oil

Timeline

1-2 hours Before

  • Gather wild flower blossoms
  • Gather wild field garlic
  • Gather wild ramps
  • Bring home, remove any green parts, rinse, pat dry

30 minutes Before

Clean and chop field garlic and ramp leaves

20 minutes Before

  • Put oil in a cast iron pan, sauté field garlic and ramps
  • Lower heat
  • Beat eggs and mix in half the flower blossoms
  • Pour egg mixture into pan, stir to mix evenly
  • Cook over low/medium heat until the eggs begin to set, 8 to 10 minutes
  • Place pan under broiler for 2­3 minutes
  • Remove from broiler, sprinkle remaining flower blossoms on top

Serve and enjoy!

Shopping List

Foraged ingredients:

  • Field garlic
  • Ramps
  • Violet, dandelion, forsythia, lilac, wisteria or locust blossoms

Pantry:

  • Eggs
  • Olive oil or coconut oil
  • Cast iron pan

Conclusion

If you would like to connect with JJ, send her an email at jjmurphy@thejoyfulforager.com or visit her blog, thejoyfulforager.com.  If you liked this Frittata and get a chance, head on over to JJ’s website and take a look at some of the other natural goodness she’s cooking up.

 

 

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