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Saturday, September 03, 2005

EoMEoTE #10: Silverbeet frittata

Silverbeet Frittata

There is no ham
There is no spam
But there is green
Inside this pan

What is the cause?
It's silverbeet!
Except it's green
It has me beat!

Perpetual spinach
It's called you'll find.
Swiss Chard? Mangold?
Make up your mind!

Enough of that
We must make haste
Deadline is near
No time to waste!

We chop the stems
And fry them fast
Then add the leaves
Give them a blast

Now crack some eggs
And season well
Then beat them--
Yes! you give them hell!

Grate some cheese
Parmesan you might
It melts and gives
A tasty bite!

Eggs, beet and cheese
Mix them together
Then in the pan
Look! Golden treasure!

Now watch that heat
Is that a bubble?
Don't burn it
Or you'll be in trouble!

A plate on top
Now flip that pan
Then slide it right
Back in again!

Cook for a mo'
It won't take long
It's easy, see?
You can't go wrong!

So serve it up
Cut out a wedge
Now how about
A nice sandwich?

Apply some heat
Two bits of bread
It's eggs on toast
Cooksister said!

Now pick it up
Go take a bite
Can you feel your toes
Curl in delight?

This entry's in
This post is done
So thanks Jeanne
For all the fun!

Submitted for the tenth edition of the End of Month Eggs on Toast Extravaganza: Dr Seuss.

Check out Jeanne's wrap-up of all the Dr Seuss-themed entries, coming soon to CookSister!
14 comments - Add some comment love

posted by Helen (AugustusGloop) on 9/03/2005 09:20:00 pm


  • At 9/03/2005 11:17 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    hehe i liked reading this entry!

  • At 9/04/2005 12:15 am, Blogger Nic said…

    Great post, AG. I've never seen, eaten, nor heard of a silverbeet before.

  • At 9/04/2005 12:36 am, Blogger cin said…

    That's fantastic, AG! Loved reading this :-D

  • At 9/04/2005 2:09 am, Blogger Chef Sara said…

    Now that was cute..God bless ya

  • At 9/04/2005 2:49 am, Blogger Kalyn Denny said…

    Such talent. Poetry and a great recipe both. I laughed out loud at the poem. Loved it.

  • At 9/04/2005 6:01 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Cool Piece..!

  • At 9/04/2005 7:58 am, Blogger Joycelyn said…

    hi ag, you are a man of many talents. not just cooking and eating and taking pictures of cooking and eating with the best of them, but a poet too ;)

  • At 9/04/2005 8:22 am, Blogger Nupur said…

    That was amazing! So much fun to read :)

  • At 9/04/2005 8:35 am, Blogger Jeanne said…

    Hey AG

    LOL!! ;-) What a fab entry - I particularly liked the wedge/sandwich rhyme :o) Thanks for your enthusiastic participation - round-up should be available during the week.

  • At 9/04/2005 7:43 pm, Blogger boo_licious said…

    Great stuff AG!

  • At 9/05/2005 10:35 am, Blogger deborah said…

    Great work AG! You are a talent with the poems :)

    Love the look of the silverbeet frittata too. Was there cheese inside?

  • At 9/05/2005 12:20 pm, Blogger Ben said…

    Heh - very cool. Must have taken you some time to come up with it.

  • At 9/05/2005 1:22 pm, Blogger Kelly said…

    Great poem AG! Very cute :)

  • At 9/05/2005 9:48 pm, Blogger Helen (AugustusGloop) said…

    Hi Gwenda - Thank! It was a hoot to write as well!

    Hi Nic - After your comment I amended the poem to include what was hotlinked in the wikipedia entry. It's also known as Swiss chard, perpetual spinach and mangold. I think Swiss chard sounds so much classier! =)

    Hi Cin - lol. Thanks. Who said Dr Seuss was just for kids? =)

    Hi Chef Sara - Thanks. It took a while to get back into the Dr Seuss rhythm, but then everything suddenly fell into place!

    Hi Kalyn - Laughter is the sincerest form of applause. Glad you enjoyed it! =)

    Hi Big BoK - Thanks. Maybe some bedtime reading material? ;-)

    Hi J - Ah I have another talent. I am a woman! Er, yes, perhaps I really should clarify that in my profile but of all the literary figures available, it's definitely the eternally greedy AugustusGloop I identify with most!

    Thanks for the compliments though. My photos and cooking efforts are still far below your level of expertise!

    Hi Nupur - Glad you had fun. I guess we kinda forget the beauty of simplicity in adulthood.

    Hi Jeanne - Yes I was particularly proud of the wedge/wich rhyme. I wasn't sure whether it rhymed according to all international accents either. Hopefully yes. And I'm looking forward to the round-up too!

    Hi boo licious - Thanks. I had fun with it!

    Hi Saffron - lol. I was never very good with the non-rhyming ones alas.

    Yes there was cheese. Parmesan in fact (now do you need to read the poem again? lol).

    Hi Ben - Actually you'd be surprised at how easy it is to write using monosyllables! This didn't take as long as it should have =)

    Hi Kelly - Thanks. It's actually been ages since I've read Dr Seuss. Maybe I should start my own Dr Gloop series? lol


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