Paleo Breakfast Frittata

Friday, November 18, 2011

Joe and I switch off cooking breakfast every other day so that it doesn't become too much of a burden.  My go-to breakfast is a paleo frittata.  It's fast to make, uses up all the random vegies and meat in the fridge, and only requires one pan. I love my hubby's breakfasts, but he always manages to use every pan and utensil in the house to cook it.

(illustrated with crappy cell phone pictures)
*serves 3-4 people, although my husband could probably polish off the whole thing.*

1/2 small onion, cut into bits
4 slices of bacon, cut into small pieces (Trader Joe's sells "bacon ends n' pieces" if you don't feel like manhandling bacon)
1/2 pound other meat of your choice (we do ground lamb, ground beef, or chorizo sausage-whatever is in the fridge)
2 cups of random chopped vegetables (anything you might put in an omelette)
10-12 large cage free eggs
salt, pepper, mixed herbs to taste (we use Trader Joe's "Everyday Seasoning")
1/3 cup cheese, grated (raw or grassfed is most nutritious!)

  • Preheat oven to 400*
  • In an oven proof pan, cook onion and bacon together until onions are translucent. 
  • Add meat, sprinkle salt, pepper, and seasonings, and brown (about 2 minutes).  
  • Add vegetables, and saute with the meat (about 2 minutes).
  • With a spatula, smoosh down the mixture so it forms an even layer on the bottom of the pan.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk eggs together with salt, pepper, and herbs.  Pour the egg mixture evenly over the meat mixture. Sprinkle grated cheese over the eggs.
  • Put the entire pan in the oven, and bake for 10-15 minutes, until eggs are fluffy and cheese is crispy. 
 You will have no desire to snack before or after lunch, if you can even eat lunch!  Joe is down to two meals a day.  HUGE breakfast, and HUGE dinner, thus cutting down on our "eating out" budget so we can pay for things like grassfed beef and cage free eggs.  It all evens out in the end!


Rachel November 18, 2011 at 1:05 PM  

Yum. This is basically my ideal breakfast. I am a huge egg addict.

Anonymous,  April 20, 2012 at 10:56 AM  

You need to buy free range eggs, not just cage free. Usually, cage free just means that the chickens were wandering around some sort of warehouse area, living almost atop each other and in their own waste. Free range means that they had their run of plentiful outdoor space.

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