Broccoli Frittata

December 10th, 2007


Yum. So, I think I maybe used a litttttle too much broccoli, but this was still insanely good.  Frittatas make a great, healthy brunch recipe, and they’re so easy to make! Ironically, the reason I haven’t made one (ever!) before this is that I wasn’t sure if my saute pan was oven-safe.  Finally, I just thought to myself that I have been thinking about making frittatas for a (really) long time, and my saute pan is only about a year old, so it’s very unlikely that I had bought a non-oven-safe one. So I just stuck it in the oven and hoped for the best!

… and that’s how people accidentally set their apartments on fire. Fortunately, that’s not how this little story ended. It ended with a delicious frittata, perfectly cooked.


Broccoli Frittata

3 stalks broccoli, cut into florets
2 eggs
4 egg whites
1 tsp salt
1/2 medium white onion
2 tsp olive oil
1/3 cup parmesan cheese

1. Preheat broiler.
2. In a medium saucepan, steam broccoli for 4-5 minutes, until vibrant green.
3. In a medium saute pan, saute onion in olive oil and salt until translucent and soft. Add steamed broccoli to the onion, toss.
4. Lightly beat eggs and egg whites. Pour over broccoli and onion.
5. Sprinkle parmesan cheese over the frittata. Cook for 3-5 minutes, or until eggs are set on the bottom.
6. Move frittata to the oven, under the broiler. Broil for 3-5 minutes, or until parmesan is golden brown. Serve.

Serves 3-4.

Tags: Breakfast and Brunch · food

12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 emily // Dec 11, 2007 at 3:54 am

    This looks absolutely amazing.  Has anyone told you that your recipes are beyond fabulous in the way that they manage to be both healthy and exquisite and even a bit decadent at times?  I like that you don’t spend too much time talking about or fussing to be super duper healthy, but, instead, use, for example, four egg whites and two full eggs in your recipe here.  You set a beyond commendable example for how to easily and naturally incorporate healthy eating habits into your readers’ lives. brava katy brava!!  A little bird tells me that your poor dear sister, who is currently suffering through english cuisine, wouldn’t mind eating this for brunch, dinner, or lunch upon returning home for the states for Christmas…

  • 2 Patricia Scarpin // Dec 11, 2007 at 10:01 am

    That is some wonderful way of trying out your pan, Katy!
    The food looks mouthwatering!

  • 3 katy // Dec 11, 2007 at 11:04 am

    emily we are going to cook SO MUCH over christmas!  in mom and dad’s well-lit house with all their gorgeous plates and napkins and placemats.  and you can teach me how to make all the harry potter foods, since you live in england now. 🙂

    patricia — thank you!!!  i think it tasted better just because i hadn’t actually burned my apartment to the ground!

  • 4 emily // Dec 11, 2007 at 7:05 pm

    fyi you might not want to let mommy read this…she might not let you cook chez nous.  I don’t think she is as keen to experiment with pans and ovens and what not.

  • 5 katy // Dec 12, 2007 at 9:23 am

    i will wait till she’s out christmas shopping and then usurp both her grossly under-utilized ovens…

  • 6 steamykitchen // Dec 13, 2007 at 6:18 pm

    Calvin is so adorable! I thought he was a little toy stuffed animal at first!

  • 7 katy // Dec 14, 2007 at 11:50 am

    Jaden — He (and his sister) are so funny — every time I bake something and set it on the table, they get on their two legs and reach their noses as high as they can go.  It’s really about the funniest thing I ‘ve ever seen. 🙂

  • 8 Ellie // Dec 14, 2007 at 5:11 pm

    I have to confess that my less-healthy tastes usually prefer a bit of a higher egg:other things ratio, but I’m leaving comment particularly on that second photo – really nice work! Good DoF, nicely focused and well positioned with the light/shadow 🙂

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  • 10 joanna // Dec 18, 2007 at 8:09 am

    Thanks for sharing this! I made a similar broccoli-and-egg casserole in the slow cooker about a week ago while hosting some vegetarian friends- this looks like a really good, much faster alternative.

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