What did I make here?
Submitted by CalamityJon on October 12, 2009 - 11:02
We were clearing out some leftovers from the fridge, and they ended up in this casserole that ... well, I'm positive that there's a specific name for the thing I made, but I don't know what it is.
This is a baked egg-and-cheese dish with sauteed black olives, yellow onion, (purple horseshoes) and squash blossoms, with crumbled tortilla chips on top. I whipped our last seven eggs with about five ounces of ricotta cheese until they'd taken on a custardy texture, then folded in the ingredients and baked at 350 for about thirty minutes.
So, what exactly did I make? It was freaking delicious, whatever it was, but I assume that a baked egg-and-cheese dish is a "thing" and not that I'm the first person to ever conceive of such a dish. If I am, though, I insist on calling it "The Letterman", in honor of beleagured late-night tv host David Letterman, who's been having a rough time of it lately and seems like he could use a kindness.