Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Here is a quick recipe for some dark, cold night this winter when you want to hunker down with a meal that may remind you of Tuscany...or some other warm climate.

A frittata is a type of Italian omelet, either simple or enriched with additional ingredients, such as meats, cheeses, vegetables and even pasta. It may be compared to a crust-less quiche or, in America, "scrambled eggs." A frittata is prepared in a frying pan like a traditional French omelet however, whereas an omelet is cooked on a stove top and served folded, a frittata is not folded and is typically finished in an oven or under a broiler.

This recipe is for a Swiss chard & sausage frittata.

Serves 8
Time 30 minutes

2 tbsp. olive oil
2 Italian turkey sausages (8 oz. total), remove the casings
1/2 cup each sliced red bell pepper, sliced mushrooms, and chopped onion
1 bunch Swiss chard, chopped
8 large eggs
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 tsp. kosher salt

1. Preheat boiler with a rack set 4 in. from heat. heat oil in a large, ovenproof frying pan over high heat. Cook sausage, stirring often, until browned, about 3 minutes. Add bell pepper, mushrooms, and onion and cook until vegetables are softened, about 3 minutes. Stir in Swiss chard, reduce heat to medium, and cook, stirring occasionally, until wilted, about 10 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, whisk eggs in a large bowl until starting to foam. Stir in cheese and salt. Pour mixture into pan with vegetables; cook on stove until bottom sets, about 3minutes. Broil until firm and browned, 3 minutes.

Per serving 195 cal., 64% (124 cal) from fat; 14 G protein; 14 G fat (3.5 G sat.); 4.4 G carbs (1.2 G fiber); 468 MG sodium; 236 MG chol.

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