May 3

The Perfect Breakfast Frittata

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This is simply the perfect meal to impress your friends. It looks super fancy and is filling and delicious, but it's pretty simple to make. It can also be a very cheap meal depending on what you add.

You can experiment with all kinds of different vegetables, meats, cheeses, herbs and spices. Eggs are a wonderful way to get healthy proteins and fats into your diet, but making them the same old ways can get boring. This frittata is sure to mix things up and make you LOVE eggs again. 

Our favorite pan in the house is by far our small cast iron skillet. If you don't have one of these, do yourself a favor and invest in one (they don't run too expensive) and it will last you decades. This meal is great because you go from cooking on your stove, to baking in the oven, strait to the table, all in one pan. The cast iron distributes heat evenly and keeps your food warm while you're eating. 

Be sure to enjoy this frittata recipe and don't be afraid to try different combinations. This dish is so wonderful because each time you make it, you can use different fillings and create completely different outcomes each time. It truly is the perfect breakfast, especially for a low-carb diet. Also, if you have leftover veggies & meat that you don't know what to do with, make a frittata!

Serves: 4
Total Time: 25 minutes


Ingredients:


  • 6 large eggs
  • 3 tbs. heavy cream
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • zest from ½ lemon
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • herbs of your choice (a few springs of dill, parsley, thyme, etc.)
  • spices of your choice (cayenne for a little heat)
  • 2 tbs. butter for sautéing 
  • 2-3 cups add-ins:

* Choose which veggies & meat you like (or have on hand). Zucchini, peas, onions, mushrooms, asparagus, broccoli, spinach, basil, artichoke, tomatoes, bell peppers, bacon, chorizo, ham, feta, cheddar, goat cheese, etc. Everything goes. 

Directions:


1.  Preheat your oven to 220°F / 105°C. Prepare your add-ins by chopping them into small bite-sized pieces, all about the same size for even cooking. 

2.  In a bowl, whisk together eggs, cream, garlic, lemon zest, salt & pepper. 

3. Add the butter to your cast iron (or pan) and turn to medium/high heat. 

4. Sauté meat, veggies, herbs and spices for 5-10 minutes, depending on what you're using. Add your meat and harder veggies first, and after a few minutes, add softer ingredients. Cook until everything is slightly soft and browning. Any raw meat should be cooked to completion.  

5. Pour the egg mixture over your veggies in the skillet. Shake the pan gently to distribute everything evenly. Top with cheese and transfer to your pre-heated oven. 

6.  Bake for 7-9 minutes, until eggs are set on top and edges are lightly golden. Don't leave it in for too long, as your frittata should be fluffy, not springy. 

7.  Remove and let cool for a few minutes before serving. 


Enjoy this meal any time of the year. Impress your friends and family with this classic dish, and feel fulfilled while staying healthy. Continue to nourish your body with delicious food. 

Cheers & Eat Well,

Kristina


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Kristina is a world-traveling foodie whose mission is to explore and recreate the most delicious cuisine. While still an avid traveler, Kristina has taken culinary refuge in the great country of the Czech Republic. When she isn't nannying or exploring the beautiful city of Prague, she's sharing her favorite recipes on the web.

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