This is a recipe from my new book Go With Your Gut. As described in the book, it’s called a “Superhuman Breakfast Frittata” because it includes all of the key ingredients to properly nourish your body.
I made this for the first time on Saturday to bring to an Easter brunch.
I must admit, I was wary as to whether it would taste good or not. Considering the recipe called for sweet potatoes and kale, two things that I have never been particularly fond of, I made this without expecting to like it very much.
I was surprised at how much I actually liked it and it was a big hit at the brunch too!
Heres what you’ll need to make it:
- 12 Large eggs, whites and yolks separated
- 1 Tsp sea salt
- 1/4 Tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 2 Tbsp coconut oil
- 2 Garlic cloves, minced
- 1 Onion, diced
- 1 Sweet potato, very finely diced or shredded
- 2 or 3 Kale leaves, deveined and chopped, or 2 to 3 cups baby spinach or arugula
- 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning or 1/4 cup chopped fresh herbs
- Sprinkle of raw, shredded goat cheese, crumbled goat cheese or feta (optional)
Makes 4-6 servings
1- Preheat the oven to 350
2- Beat the egg whites in a medium bowl until frothy. Whisk in the egg yolks to combine. Add the sea salt and pepper; stir and set aside.
3- In a 10-inch nonstick, ovenproof skillet (ideally cast iron), melt the coconut oil over medium heat.
4- Add the garlic, onions, and sweet potato and season with sea salt and pepper.
5- Toss to coat the veggies in the oil and cook until you can almost stab through the sweet potato with a fork. Add in the greens and sauté for 2 more minutes.
6- Pour in the egg mixture so that the vegetables and eggs are distributed evenly and add the Italian Seasoning or herbs.
7- Let everything cook undisturbed for 5 to 7 minutes, or until the edges are set and slightly brown and the center is slightly wobbly when you shake the pan.
8- Put the entire pan in the oven and cook for another 5 to 7 minutes, until the frittata has set completely. If using the cheese, add it during the last 2 minutes of cooking.
9- Take the frittata out of the oven and allow it to cool in the pan for 5 minutes.
10- Slice it into wedges and serve.
Here are a few pictures of how mine turned out:
(As you can see I shredded the sweet potato as thinly as possible with the smaller portion of my cheese grater)