During my teen years i loved cooking shows, by that Time TLC had a few and i remember some as “Biba’s Italian Kitchen”. I Also remember to be seated with a paper sheet every day and write in some sort of shorthand everything that happened there. One of the recipes I remember (as a concept) was the Frittata, I don’t remember the recipe at all (it must be rotten down somewhere) but the idea to use a skillet and then place it into the oven was so intriguing, mostly because i never had a real oven until I moved out, and if you add to this the aroma of fresh herbs it turns even better.
The following frittata is not Biba Caggiano’s, but it works marvels as a high fiber and protein healthy breakfast. In the picture is served with Arepas to add a high glicemic index carb to your diet.
You may add some grated cheese but as im right now on a non dairy diet, there’s no cheese on this one.
1 Small scallion chopped green and white parts
1 tbs. olive Oil
1 cup washed spinach leaves
1 Sprig of Oregano
1 Sprig of Thyme
4 Basil Leaves
4 Egg whites from large eggs
2 Egg Yolks from large eggs
Salt and Pepper
Special Equipment: A heavy ovenproof skillet
Preheat the oven broiler on the higher temperature and align place the tray on the middle rack.
In an ovenproof skillet pour the oil, once hot sauté the scallions until the white turns clear.
Add the spinach, herbs and salt tossing it for a less than a minute so it doesn’t loose all the crispness.
Mix the egg whites and yolks and pour into the skillet.
Remove the skillet from the burner and place it in the oven until the top is golden brown (about 15 minutes)
Remove from oven using a protective mitten to avoid burning yourself, the frittata will be risen and it will be turning back down while it cools.
Put it on a plate and enjoy!
Calories 321 cal
Sodium 441 mg