Dalla Cucina di Laura~
For most people farm-fresh, free-range, non-GMO, pasture raised eggs are INCREDIBLY NUTRITIOUS!
Egg yolks raise HDL, the "good" cholesterol, because Healthy Fat is our FRIEND!
Fat is essential for energy, for proper nerve and brain function, the production of hormones, to help us absorb vitamins, to regulate blood sugar, to maintain healthy skin, tissues, organs and bones!
100% of the fat soluble vitamins A, D, E and K are in egg yolks, as well as carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin.
Egg yolks also contain calcium, iron, phosphorus, zinc, thiamin, folate, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12!
No Crust- No Fuss!!
Nothing could be easier than making a farm-fresh Frittata with all your favorite ingredients!
All it takes is a little creativity and a twist of the wrist :)
BASIC FRITTATA INGREDIENTS:
8 large farm-fresh, non-GMO eggs (make no mistake, all eggs are NOT created equal)
1/4 cup organic milk or cream (cow, goat or full-fat coconut milk)
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons grass-fed butter (or coconut oil)
12-16 ounces cooked veggies and onions
4 ounces of organic cheese (optional)
1 cup organic protein of choice
A cast iron skillet, glass or ceramic pie plate, muffin pan or casserole dish
A whisk and mixing bowl
In a mixing bowl, whisk eggs with cream, salt and pepper.
Saute onions, steam favorite veggies and prepare your protein of choice, then let cool.
Prepare a cast iron skillet, pie plate or casserole dish by oiling or buttering all sides.
Add whisked eggs to veggie/cheese/protein mixture and transfer to pan.
Cover and Bake in oven at 375, medium rack- until cooked throughout (approx 35-45 minutes depending on how deep the pan)
Remove cover, top with herbs, more cheese or extra veggies- then broil for a few moments.
Serve warm or room temperature for breakfast/brunch/lunch or dinner!
Now Create Your Own Masterpiece with the Incredible Edible EGG!
Here are just a few of my many, many combinations..
Wild caught Salmon, goat cheese, red onion and capers~
Imported Pancetta, roasted brussels sprouts, parmesan cheese and caramelized red onion~
Spinach, feta, sliced tomato and olives~
Steamed broccoli, sauteed red peppers and onions, uncured bacon, imported Gouda~
Sliced cooked sweet potato, parsley, lime and Manchego~
Diced cooked sweet potato, cinnamon, nutmeg, topped with a dollop of Mascarpone~
Mushrooms, onions and imported Havarti or Swiss~
Tomato, basil, imported mozzarella and parmesan~
Organic diced chicken, tarragon and imported Gruyere cheese (not smoked)~
Organic Italian sausage, rosemary and Asiago~
Roasted/sliced beets, caramelized red onions, imported goat cheese over arugula~
Steamed (or lightly sauteed) sliced zucchini, yellow squash, tomatoes, imported Fontinella~
Baked spaghetti squash, acorn squash or butternut squash with herbs~
Fresh Lump crab meat, red bell peppers, topped with fresh mango salsa~
Frittata Benedict with sliced organic Canadian bacon, spinach and home made Hollandaise~
Steak slices, onions/mushrooms/peppers, salsa and topped with avocado~
Black beans, salsa, peppers, onions cilantro and avocado~
Braised bok choy, fennel, red onions and roasted garlic~
Escarole, white beans and sausage~
The ideas are limitless! Experiment and explore the Fabulous Fun in Frittatas!!
Buon Appetito Tutti! :)