over the weekend my family and i were craving eggs. and being that we were recovering from the flu, we also desired the warm comfort of an oven baked dish that could be made in under 20 minutes. sadly, homemade fried chicken was out. and so was any type of bbq. so in the back of my mind's recipe rolodex i arrived happily at the idea of a healthy frittata. holy cow was it ever scrumptious.
as i perused seemingly endless stock of our new year's inspired green vegetables my eyes widened with the excitement at the possibility of adding kale, yes kale, to eggs. so i did. and after being sautéed with fresh garlic and sweet cherry tomatoes that kale sure sang along with it's egg friends in our cast iron skillet, topped with non other than gooey pepper jack cheese. 'twas perfection and miss stella ate two whole pieces...which was just as much, if not more, than her mama and dada, believe it or not.
5 large eggs
1 large handful of chopped kale
1 large handful of baby spinach leaves
1 large handful of chopped cherry tomatoes
1/2 an onion chopped
1 garlic clove minced
1/2 cup of cooked pancetta, ham, or bacon (optional)
3 slices of pepper jack cheese
1/4 cup of heavy cream (don't you dare substitute milk!)
2 tablespoons of butter
*season every step with a little salt and pepper.
to prepare, sauté the chopped onion in butter until soft and translucent. add the kale, spinach, tomatoes, and garlic. turn the heat down on your sauté pan and stir until your greens are wilted. add your cooked meat to the sauté pan with your vegetables.
in a separate bowl, mix the eggs and cream. slowly fold in your sautéed items to your eggs and cream concoction, and then pour your egg mixture into an oiled cast iron skillet and top with 3 slices of pepper jack cheese.
bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until the middle of your frittata is solid. depending on your oven, you might be looking at 25 minutes, or so. now you can eat it as is, however, i sprinkled some cilantro relish (cilantro, garlic, lemon juice, & cumin) on top which was nothing short of divinity. seriously.