Frittata is something that saved us from eating hard boiled eggs for breakfast every morning. We get up at 5.40h and have to be ready to take off at 6.20h. That is a very limited time in which a toddler needs to be fed breakfast and the paleo grown ups need to eat one too. And what can you make in this hectic morning short period of time....the answer is: hard boiled eggs, maybe slice some veggies and splash all with homemade mayo (making of homemade mayo will be the issue of one of my future posts).
Until you discover egg frittata. O yeah. This is a true power breakfast if there ever was one. And you can make it in advance AND it can last for 2 mornings if made plentifully. You need eggs and ANY vegetable you can imagine or have in a fridge or a cooler, ANYTHING goes. I like to add squash of any kind cut in small cubes in the combination during the summer months. Squash gives it a carbohydrate kick and improves the texture. After the squash is out of the picture I use sweet potatos for the same reason, you need one small or a half off a large one per frittata. And yet all this is optional too, in the early spring months when all is out of season and out of stock I use what every vegetable I can get a hold of.
The meat! You can add some but don't have too, as eggs are protein packed. If I have some available I add tuna, ground pork, bacon or like.
At the beginning I would put a half of an avocado in every batch until I realized I was allergic to it. But would recommend adding it as it has very, very healthy fats to combat the nasty ones and a lot of other benefits (health benefits of eating avocados).
It can be baked in a metal or glass casserole dish and I did it both ways. Glass one is easier to clean, but in a lack of one a metal will do just fine.
We usually serve it with some homemade mayo and a cup of black coffee.
So this is the BASIC recipe. You can't go wrong.
- 6 eggs
- salt to taste
- 1 tsp turmeric (optional)
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg (muškatni oraščić) (optional)
- vegetables (any kind: peppers, tomatoes, green beans, cauliflower, broccoli)
- 1/4 s small squash of any kind (when in season) or 1 small sweet potato sliced into cubes
- Lard/coconut oil
- Meat of any kind: 1 can of tuna / 1 homemade sausage / 20 dkg of bacon / 20 dkg ground pork or chicken
- Mix eggs with the spices
- In a skillet fry the vegetables and the meat on 1 tbsp of lard or coconut oil for about 10 minutes and then put in a casserole dish and cover with eggs.
- If feeling special you can lightly cover this with thinly sliced bacon which will be crispy at the end.
- Bake at 170 C for 30-40 minutes.