Saturday, December 4, 2010

CE Breakfast : The Spinach Frittata

If you are starting CE and are looking for food choices that are both clean for you AND will be accepted by your non CE family, look no further than the familiar frittata. It's packed with nutrition to start the day, it's warm, home cooked, and very CE friendly.
It's a simple omelet, started on the stove and finished in the oven. A cast iron skillet works best, but if you have an oven friendly pan, that will work too.

Spinach Frittata 



  • 1 lb spinach leaves (about 2 bunches), cleaned, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 9 large eggs
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Sun-dried tomatoes, about 2 Tbsp chopped - note , make sure there are no weird preservatives!
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 3 oz goat cheese, organic


1 Preheat oven to 400°F.
2 Cook spinach in 1/4 cup of water in a covered saucepan until just wilted, a couple minutes. Drain water and set aside.
3 In a mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, and Parmesan cheese. Add in chopped sun-dried tomatoes, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Set aside.
4 Sauté onions in olive oil in an oven-proof, stick-free skillet, until translucent, about 4-5 minutes on medium heat. Add garlic and cook a minute further. Add cooked spinach and mix in with onions and garlic.
5 Spread out spinach mixture evenly on bottom of skillet. Pour egg mixture over spinach mixture. Use a spatula to lift up the spinach mixture along the sides of the pan to let egg mixture flow underneath.
6 Sprinkle bits of goat cheese over the top of the frittata mixture. When the mixture is about half set, put the whole pan in the oven. Bake for 13-15 minutes, until frittata is puffy and golden. Remove from oven with oven mitts and let cool for several minutes. 
Cut into quarters to serve. Serves four.