I'm a big fan of breakfast foods. Yesterday afternoon, my husband and I stopped by Whole Foods to buy a few things for dinner. While
As soon as I awoke, I got started on breakfast. It was a pretty easy dish to put together though.
Total Time: 30 minutes
- 2-3 T. fat of choice
- ½ onion, diced (I used yellow)
- 8 oz. sliced baby bella mushrooms (could use button/white mushrooms)
- 3 large handfuls of baby spinach
- 1 cup of roasted sweet potatoes, diced (optional)
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 8 eggs, whisked
- Sea salt and pepper, to taste
- Preheat broiler to high.
- Heat fat in a cast iron skillet (or other oven-safe pan) over medium to medium-high heat.
- Add onions and sauté for 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Stir in mushrooms and allow to cook down for 5-7 minutes, stirring every minute or so.
- Season with sea salt and pepper, to taste.
- Toss in the spinach until it is wilted.
- Add sweet potatoes, if using. I happened to have some leftover from a previous meal.
- Add garlic and stir to distribute. Spread the veggies out evenly in the skillet.
- Pour the whisked eggs evenly over the veggies and let the frittata cook for about 7 minutes, or until bottom is set. Push away the edges a couple times and tilt the pan so the uncooked egg will cook properly.
- Put frittata (in pan) on the middle rack of the oven. The broiler will cook the top of the egg. Broil for approximately 5-7 minutes or until the top is slightly browned.
- Remove from oven and cut into 4 pieces. Remember, the pan is extremely hot, so use your oven mitts!
- Serve with sausage, bacon and fruit.
Blueberry-maple sausage and applewood-smoked bacon from Whole Foods
This is a great basic recipe for a frittata. You could easily swap out some of the veggies for other veggies. I considered buying asparagus instead of the spinach. You could also add a little meat directly to the frittata.
Hope you enjoy this dish as much as we did! I will definitely be making more frittatas in the future. It was so easy to make and different from the usual omelette or fried eggs.
Question of the day: What meats and/or veggies would you put into your ideal frittata? I would love a sausage, mushroom and onion frittata drizzled with pizza sauce. Pizza frittata! That may be next on the docket.
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