Thursday, November 8, 2012

Food for Life: Spinach Frittata

We've all been on a health binge lately here at House of Lavande and how much more healthy can you get than a Spinach Frittata with caramelized onions, eggs and tomatoes? With the weather being hot one day and cold the next in Palm Beach, we decided that this is the perfect meal; its appearance makes it feel like a summer dish while its comfort and temperature make it a fall dish. Enjoy!


[Makes: 2 servings]
1 large sweet onion, halved and thinly sliced
olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
2 to 3 cups baby spinach
1/2 cup small white beans
4 large eggs
A splash of buttermilk
freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup curly parsley, chopped
1 tomato, sliced
1/4 cup roasted pepitas


1. Peel and half a large sweet onion. Cut across the grain into thin slices. Heat olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. When oil is shimmering, add onions and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-low or low (depending on burner strength), and sprinkle onions with a little salt. Continue cooking, allowing onions to slightly stick to the bottom of the pan between each stir, for 20 to 30 more minutes (or up to an hour) until onions are browned and caramelized.

2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 dgF. Crack 4 large eggs into a bowl and whisk with a splash or two of buttermilk. Stir in about a 1/4 cup chopped curly parsley, and season with salt and freshly cracked black pepper.

3. Wash 2 to 3 cups baby spinach and mince 1 garlic clove. Heat a few tablespoons olive oil in a medium cast iron or ovenproof skillet over medium. Add garlic and cook, stirring frequently until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add spinach and cook until nearly wilted. I had some baby white beans in the fridge so I added about 1/2 cup of those to the sauteing spinach as well.

4. Pour the eggs over the spinach and beans and top with tomato slices. Cook for about 5 to 7 minutes and before the eggs are fully set, top with caramelized onions and roasted pepitas. Transfer the skillet to the oven and cook for another 5 minutes until eggs are cooked through and top is slightly browned. 

Recipe from here