I finally found the perfect source to purchase eggs, lucky me! A local friend of my daughter’s riding instructor has lots of chickens and way too many eggs for her and her husband to eat all by themselves. Their chickens are spoiled with an insulated chicken house and heating lamps, so they stay cozy during cold winter nights. The animals receive excellent feed, which you can see in the color of the dark yellow egg yolk and the extremely hard shell. I am now on the weekly egg delivery list and with my very first batch I made frittata; to be specific, kale frittata with fresh Parmesan cheese and spicy pepperoni.
My family loves this kale frittata and they are always happy when they see it on the menu. It is simple and quick to prepare, but also a very healthy and hardy meal. Perfect for breakfast or dinner. Enjoy!
|Kale Frittata - A Healthy Breakfast Casserole|| || |
- 8 large organic eggs
- 3 tablespoons freshly grated Pecorino Romano or Parmesan cheese, divided
- ¼ teaspoon coarse kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
- 1 bunch organic Kale or Red chard (about 10 ounces), stems and center ribs cut away, leaves coarsely chopped
- 2 ounces pepperoni or thinly sliced Italian spicy salami, cut into ½-inch pieces (about ⅔ cup)
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- Preheat broiler.
- Whisk all the eggs, 1½ tablespoons cheese, ¼ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper in large bowl.
- Heat olive oil in medium nonstick broiler-proof skillet over medium heat. Add onion and sauté until tender but not brown, about 6 minutes.
- Add Kale/ Red chard in 3 batches; toss until each begins to wilt before adding next. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Sauté until any liquid in skillet evaporates. Increase heat to medium-high; add salami and garlic to skillet and stir 1 minute. Add eggs to skillet; stir to distribute evenly. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and cook until eggs are almost set but still moist in center, about 4 minutes. Sprinkle remaining 1½ tablespoons cheese over top.
- Transfer frittata to broiler and cook just until set in center and beginning to brown, about 1 minute.
- Using flexible spatula, loosen frittata around edges. Slide frittata out onto platter. Serve warm or at room temperature.