I have not burned the frittata—I’ve presented it under the cover of darkness. (OK, black bean sauce.) Intentionally black and white, it’s an homage to the Health Goth aesthetic (note the space between words) curated by sneaker sniffer/tracksuit fetishists in Portland. At the same time, it’s a sensible dinner, appropriate for Healthgoth (one word) dark fitness lifestylers inspired by Deathface out of Chicago. I’m attempting to bring peace to the warring factions of a subculture that might not even be a thing via a Japanese-y egg dish with salty cheese. If it can work here, who’s to say it can’t bring peace to the Middle East?
If this is all going over your head. Learn about the trend that wasn’t a trend, that became a trend here
1 large leek, (cut it in half lengthwise and clean the inside. Leeks are filthy), sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 Japanese yam (or sub in a regular sweet potato), thinly sliced
12 oz. lotus root, thinly sliced
1/3 C black bean paste
1 T chili paste
¼ c Bulgarian Feta (Bulgarian is super salty. If that’s a problem use feta from somewhere else)
Preheat oven to 400F
Coat the bottom of an ovenproof skillet with oil and heat over medium.
Add the leeks and garlic. Cook until soft and fragrant (3-5 mins)
Add the yam, lotus root, black bean paste and chili. Stir to coat evenly. Cover and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Turn off heat.
Scramble the eggs in a bowl. Then pour eggs over the mixture in the skillet. Stir to combine. It should look black and slightly soupy.
Crumble the feta over the top. Think about the pointlessness of existence.
Bake for 25-30 minutes until slightly crispy on the outside and completely set on the inside. Prick it with a fork to check.
Mangia bene. Or not. We’re all going to die anyway.