It’s sort of like going closet shopping. You know when you go to the back of the closet and dig out some forgotten gem?
We were hungry. There wasn’t much around in the kitchen. What to make for lunch?
I had eggs, a bit of swiss chard and a leek.
Sformata! I had forgotten all about sformatas! They are savory baked custardy Italian treats.
Preheat the oven to 375F.
Take some eggs, break them into a bowl. Add a small fist full of cheese. A small shot of cream, salt, pepper and whisk all together.
Saute some swiss chard and leeks. Blanche the swiss chard first..it needs to be cooked twice to tame some of the bitterness.
Let the vegetables cool down a bit, and then whisk together with the egg mixture. Ladle into individual muffin tins. I use a silpat form…very easy and not much will ever stick to them.
Bake in the oven in a bain marie (water bath) until firm, about 25-30 minutes.
I garnished these with some crispy parsley leaves, and a shot of balsamic vinegar.