Breakfast for Champions!
This recipe is dedicated to the frittata!
At Linked Fit we LOVE breakfast food, especially egg dishes. Eggs are simple and easy to prepare, plus they are packed with nutrients and are delicious in flavor! Whether it's for breakfast or brunch this hardy dish will certainly leave one feeling satisfied!
What is a Frittata
A frittata is an Italian term which roughly translates to "fried"
A frittata is basically a crustless quiche or an open-faced omelet. At Linked Fit we have a recipe of our favorite open faced omelet combos. The only difference is how we cooked the eggs.
We differentiate the two by cooking the open-faced omelet directly on the stovetop under low heat, whereas the frittata, we bake in the oven at 400 degrees F. Ultimately, the frittata can be made either way. This is just how the Linked Fit teams separate the two. Over history, the names have become less formal and often interchangeable.
No matter what you call the dish or how you cook it, the eggs are whisked in a separate bowl, added to a pan, and cooked till the eggs have set.
With the Linked Fit method, preferably use a cast-iron skillet, since this version will be going in the oven.
A frittata can be spruced up with a variety of add-ins, examples include meats, veggies, and different cheeses. At Linked Fit we prefer to sauté the add-ins (meats and veggies) beforehand, followed by the whisked eggs, and finally topped with the cheese of choice! In this version, we used bacon, zucchini, spinach, tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese. Get creative with the add-ins! Mix and match to fit the desired taste!
It is as Simple as That!
Here is how we put together our B.Z.S.T.M Frittata:
Start by preheating the oven to 400 degrees F.
While the oven is preheating, heat about 1 tbsp of olive oil in a cast-iron skillet over medium heat.
While skillet is heating, diced up the bacon, zucchini, and tomatoes. Set aside spinach and mozzarella cheese.
In a separate bowl whisk 3 whole eggs and 4 oz of egg whites. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
Once the skillet is hot add the bacon, let the bacon crisp before adding the next ingredient in. Always add to a hot pan!
When the bacon has crisped and the diced zucchini and sauté till soft and tender.
Turn off heat and take the pan off the burner, add the spinach. The residual heat from the pan will start to wilt the spinach. We prefer to not completely wilt the spinach.
Next, add the whisked egg mixture. The residual heat from the pan will start to cook the eggs. Once the eggs are in the pan they are not scrambled and no need to flip, just let the eggs start to set.
Top with diced tomatoes and mozzarella.
Once everything has been added, it's time to bake in the oven! Bake for 12-15 minutes, during the last 2 minutes of the baking switch to broil. This will give the frittata a nice crisp top!