Valentine's Day Fritatta
This delicious fritatta is a great way to start the day - and not just Valentine's Day - with a healthy dose of protein and vegetables.
Yields 8 slices
3 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup chopped onion (1 large)
1 bunch chard, stems removed, minced, leaves reserved
2 gloves garlic, minced
8 pasture-raised eggs
¼ cup half-and-half, cream or milk
2-3 small zucchinis, cut in half moons
2-3 handfuls of swiss chard leaves, chiffonaded
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
¼ cup shredded fresh basil
1/4 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese
1. Preheat broiler. In a large broiler-proof skillet (a cast iron works great), heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, garlic and chard finely minced chard stems; cook just until onion is tender, stirring occasionally.
2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl whisk together eggs and half-and-half with a little S+P. Pour egg mixture over onion mixture in skillet and add zucchini and greens. Cook over medium heat. As mixture sets, run a spatula around edge of skillet, lifting egg mixture so that the uncooked portion flows underneath. Continue cooking and lifting edge until egg mixture is nearly set and surface is just slightly moist.
3. Add egg halves in a design of your choice, then sprinkle Parmesan over top and broil 4-5 min or until top is set (when jiggled) and cheese and tomatoes are golden brown. Cut into wedges and serve in bed to your sweetie :)
Time-Saver Tool Tips
-Use a microplane to quickly mince garlic and grate Parmesan
-A salad spinner is the easiest way to wash and dry greens.
-Dirty Dozen™ ingredients: cherry tomatoes
-Clean Fifteen™ Ingredients: onion
-Pasture-raised eggs are eggs acquired from chickens that were raised on pasture. Similar to the concept of grass-fed beef, chickens were meant to eat bugs, worms, seeds and weeds for optimal health. However, this definition is not currently regulated by the USDA and therefore COULD be abused. Therefore, always know your farmer first and try to acquire eggs from neighbors, friends or your local farmer's market. If you are lucky enough to live near a grocery store that carries them, Vital Farms is a popular brand that is sold in many grocery store chains.