Do you know the difference between a frittata and an omelet? 

Frittata means “fried” in Itialian.

A frittata can basically be made with all the same ingredients as an omelet or a crustless quiche.

Frittatas are typically cooked in a cast iron pan. They are started on the stove and cooked until the edges begin to set.

The dish is then transferred to the oven to finish cooking, using a broil in the last few minutes to generate a nice golden crisp on top.

While an omelet has the ingredients simply sprinkled on top of the egg, a frittata is generally mixed together in a similar manner as quiche.

Enjoy your Keto Zone frittata!

Ingredients

8 organic or pasture-raised eggs
1/3 cup organic or grass-fed heavy whipping cream
1 cup organic shiitake mushrooms, chopped
1 tablespoon grass-fed butter
3 cups organic spinach, chopped
1 1/2 cups organic or grass-fed cheese, crumbled
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 cloves organic garlic
1 teaspoon dried organic thyme
1/4 teaspoon ground organic black pepper

 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine eggs, cream, and salt.
  3. Whisk until well combined
  4. In an oven-safe castiron skillet, melt butter over medium heat.
  5. Add mushrooms to the skillet along with the garlic, thyme and black pepper
  6. Sautee until the mushrooms begin to soften (about 5 minutes).
  7. Turn heat to low.
  8. Add spinach to the pan.
  9. Stir mixture until spinach begins to wilt.
  10. Add the cheese in an even layer on top of the veggies.
  11. Pour egg mixture on top lightly mix with vegetables.
  12. Turn heat to high and cook until the edges of the frittata begin to set.
  13. Transfer the pan to the preheated oven.
  14. Bake for about 15 minutes or until the frittata begins to turn golden brown.
  15. If you would like the top of the frittata to be crispy, finish the last two minutes of cooking on broil.
  16. Remove frittata from oven.
  17. Allow to cool for at least 5 minutes.
  18. Enjoy warm.

 

Nutrition Facts

Serves: 4

Macros per serving:

Fat: 32 g

Protein: 27 g

Total Carbs: 12 g

Fiber: 6.5 g

Net Carbs: 5.5 g

 

 

How did your frittata turn out? Let us know in the comments below!

 

Recipe adapted from primaledgehealth.com

 

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