When you wake up an hour or so before your spouse you might as well make a nice breakfast, right? If you have too many eggs and spinach you might as well put them to use. “Alexa, what can I make?” Oops, I forgot I don’t use Alexa. “Pinterest, what can I make?”
Firstly if you did not already know it, a frittata is essentially an omelette which you prepare in an ovenproof skillet and finish in the oven. This can be used for breakfast, lunch or dinner…so give it a try!
I N G RE D I E N T S:
- 5 large eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- Dash of hot sauce (optional)
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 4 slices bacon, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, diced
- 8 ounces cremini mushrooms or whatever you have on hand, thinly sliced
- 2 cups baby spinach fresh or a small package of frozen unthawed
- 1 Roma tomato, diced
- small red pepper chopped for colour
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, basil, oregano, thyme and hot sauce; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Set aside.
- Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium high heat. Add bacon and cook until brown and crispy, about 6-8 minutes, reserving 1 tablespoon excess fat. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. (OR cheat and use precooked bacon)
- Add garlic and mushrooms to the skillet (adding a little oil if using precooked bacon), and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender and browned, about 3-4 minutes; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Stir in spinach and tomato until the spinach begins to wilt, about 2-3 minutes. Stir in egg mixture and bacon, reserving 2 tablespoons, until well combined. Cook, undisturbed, until edges are set, about 2 minutes. Top with remaining bacon.
- Place into oven and bake until top is set and golden brown, about 14-15 minutes.
- Serve immediately.
This is an old favourite. In Mexico we sometimes substitute chaya for the spinach. Chaya is a very versatile item which can also be used as a substitute in your lasagna, I also add it to stir fries! As a breakfast drink you can use it mixed with pineapple drink and some yogurt to make a great smoothie too…
Garlicky Mashed Potatoes with Baby Spinach
What you need
- 4 c. peeled and diced white potatoes (2 lb.)
- 1 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 c. whipping cream
- 1/4 c. butter cubed
- 1 head roasted garlic
- 2 c. baby spinach leaves washed or CHAYA (Mexican version)
- 1/4 tsp.pepper
Cook potatoes in salted water about 20 minutes. Drain. Return to pan over low heat. Stir with a fork to slightly
mash. Add cream, butter, garlic and baby spinach leaves or chaya (more or less). Mix well. Add salt and pepper. Serve
immediately or refrigerate. If refrigerated, reheat with main meal.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut garlic head crosswise. Drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper. Wrap in foil. Roast