I’ve been playing around with all kinds of sourdough recipes since my starter needs to be fed every day or two. If you know me at all, you know I hate to let food go to waste. There’s only so much sourdough we can eat though so I’ve been seeking more creative ways to use some of my starter.
I happened upon a recipe, or rather concept, on Pinterest that has been a great addition to my dinner routine: Sourdough Skillet.
I love it because, kind of like quiche, it is so adaptable for what I have on hand. The basic idea is to cook up a mix of meat and veggies, top with sourdough and cheese and bake. This one included peppers, onion, kale and herbs (chives, oregano, and basil) from my garden, turkey sausage and cheddar cheese on top.
- 1.5 c fed sourdough starter
- 3 eggs
- 1 t salt
- Handful mixed herbs, finely diced
- 3 T butter
- 2 t baking powder
- 4 c filling – mix of meat & veggies or fruit
- 1.5 c shredded cheese
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Preheat cast iron skillet on stove top or in oven.
- If including raw meat, cook it first in the skillet. Add veggies and sauté a few minutes until just tender.
- While filling cooks, mix together sourdough starter, eggs, salt, herbs, butter and baking powder. Pour this mixture over the cooked filling.
- Sprinkle top with cheese.
- Bake 25 minutes or until bread is cooked through and has turned golden brown.
The recipe can even be adapted for a dessert. Here I first sautéed some diced brandied pears I had canned last year in a bit of their syrup.
I added some minced rosemary to the sourdough mixture.
I poured the sourdough over the pears and placed it in the oven. I omitted the cheese, though a bit of shaved Parmesan may have been a tasty addition.
25 minutes later, out it came, a lovely golden brown and smelling of sweet brandy and piney rosemary. Mmmmmmm!
I didn’t have any on hand, but a dollop of homemade whipped cream atop would have been a perfect finishing touch.
I can’t wait to hear what combinations you’ll put together in your skillet. And if you’re nearby and need some sourdough starter, give me a call!