I know, I know. It’s been over a month since my last entry, and what better way to ring in a post for the month of August (just under the wire) with a yummy frittata I made in a small cast iron skillet.
The worst part of this breakfast is the super catchy name I came up with: egg whites + kale + haricots verts frittata with gluten free bread.
Sounds delicious! I mean come on…! Egg whites… kale… gluten-free bread…? The only thing missing is a raggedy Oliver Twist holding out a wooden bowl saying, “more please!”
In truth, I could eat this every day if I had the ability to wake up with a modicum of time to prepare morning food, a.k.a. breakfast.
Also, this was a first for me in regards to egg whites. I used Trader Joe’s Cage-Free Egg Whites (free roaming hens); although I suppose you could also separate your own yolks. I was really surprised at how tasty this ended up being; however, I’ll go out on a limb and say this is partially due to the other flavorful ingredients I used.
Let’s get to it:
You will need
- egg whites
- haricots verts (in season are the best!)
- red onion
- garden fresh pepper
- cheese of your liking, I used a peppercorn toscano
- small cast iron skillet
- gluten-free toast (I used Udi’s, pretty good!)
The first order of business is sautéing the red onion in a dash of olive oil in a cast iron skillet.
After the onion caramelizes a bit add the green beans and fresh pepper–in this case I used a poblano.
And then finally add the kale.
Once the kale cooks down, (it will turn a bright green and lose its toughness), you can remove the skillet from the burner.
Grate your favorite cheese! I am in love with Trader Joe’s peppercorn Toscano. (It’s great on freshly popped popcorn.)
Fill the pan with egg whites just enough that it covers most of the kale/onion/haricots verts and pepper. Top with cheese and then bake at 425°F until egg whites cook and the cheese gets nice and melty.
Garnish with a little red pepper flake and serve with Gluten-free toast (or regular toast if you are blessed with no such gluten intolerance) and voila! A super tasty breakfast for one!