Do you know the difference between a frittata and an omelet?
Frittata means “fried” in Italian.
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!
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
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- In a medium bowl, combine eggs, cream, and salt.
- Whisk until well combined
- In an oven-safe castiron skillet, melt butter over medium heat.
- Add mushrooms to the skillet along with the garlic, thyme and black pepper
- Sautee until the mushrooms begin to soften (about 5 minutes).
- Turn heat to low.
- Add spinach to the pan.
- Stir mixture until spinach begins to wilt.
- Add the cheese in an even layer on top of the veggies.
- Pour egg mixture on top lightly mix with vegetables.
- Turn heat to high and cook until the edges of the frittata begin to set.
- Transfer the pan to the preheated oven.
- Bake for about 15 minutes or until the frittata begins to turn golden brown.
- If you would like the top of the frittata to be crispy, finish the last two minutes of cooking on broil.
- Remove frittata from oven.
- Allow to cool for at least 5 minutes.
- Enjoy warm.
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!