Quite similar to the Italian frittata, Kookoo-e Gol-e Kalam is an egg-based dish that can be cooked on the stove or baked in the oven. Vegetables, in this case cauliflower, are added to make a filling and easy vegetarian meal that could satisfy even the most rabid carnivore.
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|Kookoo-e Gol-e Kalam-نامه گل کلام|
Kookee-e Gol-e Kalam (Adapted from an original recipe at the Iranian Chamber of Commerce)
1 small cauliflower
8 large eggs
4/ tsp. saffron
4 Tbsp. olive oil
3/4 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 425
Break cauliflower up into small pieces, drizzle with olive oil and season with sea salt.
Roast for about 15 minutes until cauliflower is golden.
When done, mash cauliflower slightly with a fork.
Beat eggs. Di solve saffron in a bit of hot water and add to eggs.
Heat oil in non-stick pan until hot.
Pour in mixture, flatten surface with back of spoon and place lid on.
Reduce heat and fry for about 10 minutes until Kookoo is cooked.
Cut in 4 pieces (as you would a pie or pizza) and turn over to fry for another 10 minutes.
Serve with salad.
Final Assessment: Pretty good, but I didn't like the addition of the baking soda at all, so I have omitted it from the recipe, which should improve it's standing to VERY good.