Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Sausage Frittata

Tonight I made Sausage Frittata for dinner. Not just a Sausage Frittata, but a Sausage Frittata sandwich on homemade bread. But not just Sausage Frittata sandwiches on homemade bread, but Sausage Frittata sandwiches on homemade bread with Air Fryer Potatoes.

I got the recipe for the Sausage Frittata from La Cucina: The Regional Cooking of Italy. It was simple to prepare. I chopped up sweet and hot sausages. Browned them in very little olive oil until they were cooked. I drained off the grease and added a tablespoon of butter to the saute pan. Returned the sausage to the pan and added the beaten eggs. I put the pan in the oven after the bottom had cooked. It was in a 375˚ oven for about 10 minutes.

The bread was the Jim Lahey 18 Hour No Knead recipe.

You need to plan ahead if you want to make this.

Mix together in a large bowl -
300 grams Bread Flour
100 grams Rye Flour
8 grams Table Salt
2 grams Dry Yeast

Next, add -
300 grams cool Water (55˚ to 60˚)

Stir using a wooden spoon until you have a wet sticky dough, about 30 seconds.
Cover the bowl and let sit at room temperature for 12 to 18 hours. The dough should double in size and the surface will be dotted with bubbles.

Generously dust a work surface (a wooden or plastic cutting board is fine) with flour. Use a bowl scraper or rubber spatula to scrape the dough onto the board in one piece. Use lightly floured hands or a bowl scraper or spatula to lift the edges of the dough in toward the center. Nudge and tuck in the edges of the dough to make it round.

This is where I differ from the "recipe". I shape the dough into a boule and place it in a warm, draft-free spot to rise for 1 to 2 hours. The dough is ready when it is almost doubled. If you gently poke it with your finger, making an indentation about 1/4 inch deep, it should hold the impression. If it doesn't, let it rise for another 15 minutes.

Half an hour before the end of the second rise, preheat the oven to 475 degrees F, with a rack in the lower third position, and place a covered 4 1/2–5 1/2 quart heavy pot in the center of the rack.

Using pot holders, carefully remove the preheated pot from the oven and uncover it. Very carefully place the dough seam side up into the pot. (Use caution—the pot will be very hot.) Cover the pot and bake for 30 minutes.

Remove the lid and continue baking until the bread is a deep chestnut color but not burnt, 15 to 30 minutes more. Use a heatproof spatula or pot holders to carefully lift the bread out of the pot and place it on a rack to cool thoroughly. Don't slice or tear into it until it has cooled, which usually takes at least an hour.

And Air Fryer Potatoes!! Tossed cut potatoes in olive oil, salt, pepper and oregano, and rosemary. Place in Air Fryer, spraying the grate first. 15 minutes at 400˚.

That is all there is to it.

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