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


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

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

  3. That frittata is seriously gorgeous.

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

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