Ramen Frittata #food

Our youngest grandson is in the habit of only wanting to eat “noodles” at our house. It’s a tradition. By “noodles”, he means Ramen. He likes “noodles with trees”, which means Ramen with the seasoning packet mixed in, the “trees” being the green bits of seasoning. How those bitty bits got to be “trees”, I don’t know, but they are.

ANYWAY, the other day, he didn’t eat all the noodles I made, and the leftover noodles sopped up the leftover broth and it just wasn’t appetizing. But would I toss it out? Oh, no, I wouldn’t! I make a frittata.

The Kitchn has a method, but OF COURSE I can’t do it quite the way they say I’m s’pozta. Mostly, yes.

No meat, for one thing. I minced carrots, celery, and mushrooms and cooked them in olive and sesame oil, then mixed them with the noodles. Put all that back in the pan and poured lightly beaten egg over it.ramenfritattarawThe Kitchn says to put it in the oven to bake, but I don’t have a baking skillet, so I flipped it. I might also have put a lid on to make a makeshift Dutch oven.

It came out delicious, anyway.frittataNo, it doesn’t have cheese in it; the orangey bits are just the yellow of fresh egg yolks from free-range chickies.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A character makes something out of a “worthless” scrap.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Ramen Frittata #food

  1. Jane

    October 23, 2014 at 9:56am

    Lovely presentation!
    I can imagine sliced black olives in it 😉

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      Marian Allen

      October 23, 2014 at 12:32pm

      No, I’m not a huge black olive fan. Water chestnuts would have been nice, but I didn’t have any.

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  2. gazal

    October 28, 2014 at 8:27am

    ummm..thats look yumm..i am also a big noodle freak like your grandson..so can i call u granny if you don’t mind..and can u give me more healthy noodles recipe so that i can make it and eat noodles instead of my mom scoldings.

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