Friday, February 12, 2010

Frittata Goodness

I recently learned that a Frittata is an Italian omelette that reminds me of a quiche sans the crust. The wonderful thing about making this dish is that it's really easy and doesn't take much time at all because you can use whatever leftover ingredients you have. It's almost like making a pizza, but even easier! And you don't have to worry about carbs or starch.

Olive Oil
6 Free-Range Eggs
Your favorite type of grated cheese
Your leftover whatever vegetables (broccoli shown here)


Take a look at what you have in your refrigerator. What do you like to eat? What would go great together? A few nights before, I had sauteed some broccoli using soy sauce and some cayenne pepper. I decided to use it in the Frittata.

Preheat oven at 400ยบ.
If your vegetables/ingredients are not chopped, please start by chopping. Crack the eggs into a bowl. Take a fork and whisk until mixed well. Pour eggs into a well-oiled pan. Sprinkle ingredients, add cheese, salt and pepper for taste. Turn to high heat until and cook until cheese is melted and eggs are nearly cooked through. Place pan in oven and cook for another 10-15 minutes. Once you see a browned edge and it looks as though it has cooked through, take it out of the oven.

Using a plastic or rubber spatula, lift the Frittata out of the pan and onto a plate. Slice like a pizza. Optional: top with avocado.
Yummy, good for you, and quick!!