Thursday, September 6, 2012

Egg White Avocado Frittata

I love this dish for an easy breakfast! I make it and cut it into slices and eat from it for 2-3 days for a quick breakfast on the go in the mornings.

What you will need:
  • Eggs (I used 8, 2 whole and 6 egg whites)
  • Spinach (fresh or frozen)
  • Bell Pepper
  • Tomato
  • Leek or Onion 
  • Avocado
  • Salt & Pepper (Optional - feel free to season as you please)

 Keep in mind you can choose any veggies you want, these just happen to be the ones I used this time. Experiment with different things!

Chop up the leek (used about 1/4 of the whole leek), bell pepper and add with some spinach in a sauté pan with either olive oil or coconut oil. Cook these on medium heat while you get the eggs ready. Also if you use fresh spinach you might want to wait until the other veggies are cooked a bit before adding it, fresh spinach cooks very quickly.

Crack open 8 eggs and place them in a bowl. I chose to keep 2 of the yolks and removed the rest. You can do the same or if you prefer you can remove all the yolks and just have egg whites. After you do this beat them for about a minute. You can also season the eggs with salt and pepper if you wish.

Next you will want to chop up half an avocado and a small tomato.

Hopefully by now your veggies have cooked about half way through. You will want to turn down the heat to low so that the pan cools down a bit before you add the egg mixture. If the pan is too hot when you add the eggs it won't cook properly.

After the pan has cooled down a little add the egg mixture evenly over the veggies and turn the heat back up to medium.

Then place the avocado and tomato on top and go ahead and turn the broiler in your oven on.

Once the bottom of the frittata has cooked through and it start to form around the edges take it off the stove and place it in the oven under the broiler to finish the top.

Make sure you keep an eye on it because it can easily burn. The frittata is done once the top of it sets up. Make sure you used an oven mitt when you take it out of the oven, it will be hot!

What it looks like when it comes out of the oven.

Slice it up like a pizza and store in the fridge for a quick and easy to go breakfast. You can either eat them cold or heat up in the microwave.



Fat Girl vs. World said...

I'm going to be doing this, but in breakfast quiche form tonight! And don't forget that adding fresh salsa/pico de gallo is a great/easy/tasty way to add some more fruit/veg to the dish!

Patty said...

Looks delicious! I had an omelette last night with green peppers, onions and chicken sausage from trader joe's! next time i'm finishing it off in the oven. It was hard to flip that omlette but I did it! :)

Will try your recipe next week. thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Oh gosh definitely going to make these tonight for part of meal prep! :):) -Eliza Eisenman

Kudi said...

I had never known how to make a frittata that just looks amazing!!

~Miss Wendy said...

Cannot wait to try this .... Maybe for a Saturday morning brunch :)