Monday, July 11, 2011

Sausage and Mustard Greens Frittata

One of the best quick, healthy and cheap things to do with left overs in your refrigerator is a frittata. What more do I really have to say? It’s quick, cheap and even healthy AND you get to use up all your left overs in one go.
A frittata is an Italian omelet and here is the basic outline that I like to follow:
Sauté onions
Add whisked egg with left overs and one herb
Top with bread crumbs and grated cheese
Cook on the stove
Bake in the oven

I like to mix one meat and one vegetable, but go ahead and get creative and have fun with your frittata! It is yours, make it to your taste. Most leafy greens, asparagus, mushrooms go great with this. Any of Italian cheese will fuse with these flavors beautifully too– my favorites are taleggio, parmesan reggiano and goat cheese. You can also use two or three cheeses mixed to make the topping.
Serve it for brunch or a light lunch or supper. It keeps well chilled and can be heated in the oven (or toaster oven) and nice with a tossed salad or sandwiched in ciabatta bread and eaten as a salad.
If you are serving this for brunch with friends, make them in individual ramekins, it looks so pretty and it is nice for everyone to have their own individual serving.
Serves 4
20–25 minutes
  1. 1.Step 1, Sauté onions / Preheat oven: Sauté 1/2 sliced yellow onion in 2 tbsp olive oil in an 8-inch oven proof skillet, until light golden, about 7 minutes.
    Preheat oven to 350F (175C)
  2. 2.Step 2, Make egg mixture: In a large bowl whisk together 6 eggs, 1 sausage chopped into bite-size pieces, 1 packed cup of chopped mustard greens, 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley and salt, to taste. (Keep in mind the cheese you are using to not over salt the frittata).
    Add to the pan, mix to incorporate onions to the egg mixture.
    Top with a mixture of 
    1/2 cup bread crumb and 1/2 grated parmesan cheese.
    Let it cook for 10 minutes on medium heat.
  3. 3.Step 3, Bake: Move the skillet to the oven and let it bake for 20 minutes. 
Voila! So that’s really it. And you have a yummy frittata. Enjoy!

Mustard greens have a pepper or spicy flavor and are rich in vitamins A, C and K, folate and calcium. They are delicious when eaten raw in salads, sandwiches or wraps

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