Sunday, May 19, 2013

Paleo Mushroom, Onion & Spinach Frittata (with optional sweet potatoes)

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 shopping browsing, he suggested we get some fancy sausage for Sunday breakfast. That prompted us to buy bacon. Then my brain thought frittata, so I grabbed some veggies for that. One thing led to another and we walked out of there with quite the haul.

As soon as I awoke, I got started on breakfast. It was a pretty easy dish to put together though.

Paleo Spinach, Onion and Mushroom Frittata
Serves: 4
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

  1. Preheat broiler to high.
  2. Heat fat in a cast iron skillet (or other oven-safe pan) over medium to medium-high heat.
  3. Add onions and sauté for 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Stir in mushrooms and allow to cook down for 5-7 minutes, stirring every minute or so.
  5. Season with sea salt and pepper, to taste.
  6. Toss in the spinach until it is wilted.
  7. Add sweet potatoes, if using. I happened to have some leftover from a previous meal.  
  8. Add garlic and stir to distribute. Spread the veggies out evenly in the skillet.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Remove from oven and cut into 4 pieces. Remember, the pan is extremely hot, so use your oven mitts!  
  12. 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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