Assalamualaikum w.b.t lovely readers rise and shineee!
Good news to anyone out there who’s on a protein diet or weight loss regime. I’m going to post a quick breakfast / brunch recipe today!
Are you ready? Pen and paper please…
A frittata is basically an Italian omelette. The core ingredients needed in a frittata is umm..eggs of course and some cheese. Because a frittata have thicker structure as compared to omelette, there is a need to cook it in an ovenproof skillet and shortly after, bake it in the oven to ensure the eggs are all set and cooked completely.
Now gather your ingredients:
- 6 -12 eggs (I used six)
- 1 cups of Monterrey Jack cheese (I used grated Mozarella cheese instead)
- 1 cups of minced beef (or seafood or chicken..anything you like)
- 1 red/yellow onion (chopped)
- 1/2 red peppers (cut into strips)
- Spinach (or mix vegetables, broccoli, mushroom, kale etc)
- salt and pepper to taste
Actually if you have any leftover foods in the fridge, simply threw in there and you’ll get a nice frittata without a haste.
Now that you have all the ingredients needed, follow the methods:
- Heat a tablespoon of oil in your skillet and brown your onion (about 3 mins until they are soften)
- Toss in meat/seafood and cooked for additional 3 mins
- Add in vegetables of your choice and cooked for couple of minutes
- Finally add in olives and red peppers, give them a chance to heat up and stir everything with a spatula so all ingredients will be evenly distributed in the skillet before you add in the egg mixture
- Now to make the egg mixture simply crack in all eggs, whisk a little and add salt and pepper
- Then add in a cup of grated cheese in the eggs and mix it together
- And pour in the egg mixture into your skillet making sure it gets evenly poured over all ingredients
- Let it sit on the stove on a medium-high heat for a couple of minutes to ensure the edges are set before it goes in the oven
- Then straight away bake it in a 190deg Celcius oven and wait for it to cook (yeap, you may want to peek through the oven and watch your frittata cook, not to let it get overly brown on top. It depends on your preferences)
- Tadaa now that your frittata has cooked, wait a minute or two before sliding it onto a cutting board to serve
- Sliced your frittata neatly into wedges exactly like cutting your pizza
- And your brunch is good to go, wheee!
Total cooking time: 35 minutes (10mins preparation + 25mins cooking time)
If you are on a weight loss mission, a frittata is a good choice for breakfast because it provides you with adequate amount of protein needed to start a productive day. I know the idea of having Nasi Lemak and Teh Tarik on a Saturday morning is tempting enough…but you wouldn’t want to end up being a couch potato for the rest of the day, right?
SO LET’S MAKE THIS WORK.
LET’S MAKE SURE YOU SUCCEED ON YOUR WEIGHT LOSS MISSION!
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Have a wonderful weekends with your loved ones. Til then, wassalam =)
*Note: Credit to The Pioneer Woman for this beautiful recipe!