Simply Healthy Family: So Simple Frittata

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So Simple Frittata


HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!




This is a mother's day inspired post because this dish is one of my favorites!
There are a lot of very pretty frittata recipes out there! I love it! This one is very simple and super yummy.
A frittata is an Italian dish similar to an omelete or quiche. I love them because they are so versatile.
  • You can put any veggies you have on hand into your frittata to change up the taste a bit.
  • You can add the traditional pancetta or prosciutto or add ham, canadian bacon, turkey bacon etc to make it more hearty.
  • You can use whole eggs or egg whites to make it lighter
  • You can use any cheese you want for a different taste, ricotta, swiss, pepper jack, goat, gruyere etc
  • You can use different fresh herbs to make for a completley different taste; chives, thyme, basil, parsley
  • You can have frittata for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner
  • A frittata can be made simple for a last minute meal or very easily made into a pretty dish for a great get together brunch.
  • Perfect for an end of the week meal when you've run out of ideas, ingredients and energy to cook.
  • It makes for great leftovers for a quick, healthy breakfast.
  • KIDS LOVE FRITTATAS!  




You will need:

12 large eggs

2 TBSP water

1 cup frozen spring peas

1 small onion, chopped

1 cup ricotta cheese

1 small bunch asparagus

1 TBSP fresh parsley

1 TBSP fresh thyme

1/2 TBSP no salt added butter

1 tsp EVOO

1/8 tsp kosher salt

1/8 tsp black pepper

1 tsp Trader Joes 21 season salute or Herbamare





Putting it all together:


Rinse asparagus under cold water. Cut the bottom 1/4 of the asparagus off and discard. Cut the remaining stalks into thirds. Pat dry. Put into cast iron skillet, sprinkle with kosher salt and roast at 400° for 10 minutes.
Remove from oven, set aside. Turn heat up to Broil.

In a medium bowl crack eggs and whisk together with 2 TBSP water, cheese, asparagus, peas, spices and herbs.

In a large non-stick (not teflon), OVEN SAFE pan heat butter over medium heat. Saute chopped onion for about 3 minutes. Add egg mixture. With a small spatula or flat spoon, push eggs towards center, working your way around the pan once or twice.

Put pan into oven on top rack about 6 inches from top. Cook for 3-4 minutes. Do not overcook! Eggs will continue to cook after you remove from oven and will be dry if you cook them to long.

Remove from oven and shake pan a little to loosen frittata. 



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1 comment:

  1. This is so delicious, and so are the leftovers.

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