Saturday, January 05, 2008

The most important meal of the day

Jon and I don't normally eat breakfast together. During the week I'm out of the house before he's even out of bed. On the weekends he gets up early to surf while I stay in bed. I wanted to start the new year with a nice breakfast for the two of us. What's better than an omlette and less fattening than a quiche? Frittata!

This one is absolutely beautiful. Almost too beautiful to eat. But then the smell gets to you and you have to take a bite, then two, then three, pretty soon you've eaten a quarter of it. It's so good! And filling - perfect for a cold winter morning.

And in light of the new year where everyone is concerned about what they put into their body, I'll even include the nutritional information - I don't guarantee 100% accuracy, but it should give you a pretty good idea.

New Year Frittata
5 slices turkey bacon
2 cups thinly sliced red potatoes
2 cups sliced red onions
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
2 tsp rosemary
1 tsp salt
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 cups spinach, chopped
2 coves garlic, minced
4 eggs
8 egg whites
1/2 tsp pepper
4 oz feta cheese, crumbled

1) Cook bacon until crisp. Let cool. Chop and set aside.
2) In a 10 inch skillet, saute potato, onion, bell pepper, rosemary and 1/2 tsp salt in 1 Tbsp oil for 5 minutes over medium heat.
3) Cover and cook for 10 minutes.
4) Stir in spinach and garlic and saute for 1 minute. Remove from heat
5) Beat eggs, egg whites, and 1/2 tsp salt in large bowl. Add veggies, bacon, black pepper and feta.
6) Preheat broiler. Add remaining oil to skillet over medium heat. Pour in egg mixture and cook for 6 minutes.
7) Move skillet to broiler and broul, uncovered, for 5 minutes.

Serves 6. Each serving has:
  • Calories: 191.2
  • Total Fat: 10.3g
  • Cholesterol: 191.5 mg
  • Sodium: 496.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 8.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.4 g
  • Protein: 15.8 g

5 comments:

  1. This looks awesome! My new thing is making omelets for lunch, so I will definitely try this this week!

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  2. yummy! we only eat breakfast together occasionally on the weekends, but this looks like something we'd both really enjoy.

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  3. That frittata is seriously gorgeous.

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  4. this was SO TASTY!!! It tasted evem better tham it looks! Thamks agaim Kate.

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  5. It is soo pretty! I am going to make this one adventurous morning.

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