A frittata is similar to an omelet, but is usually thicker and fluffier. It’s actually a lazy version of the traditional omelet in that you simply throw in your desired vegetables, whisk some eggs, incorporate them with the vegetables and let it cook. Because frittatas are not as thin as the traditional French omelet and are usually more bulky with vegetables, ham, bacon or sausages, they are often finished under the broiler so the top can brown while the bottom doesn’t overcook.
The reason why frittatas are often fluffier is because the eggs are beaten quite a bit more than in an omelet in an effort to incorporate more air in the mixture. They can be prepared with almost any vegetable or leftover meat you have around and are a great way to use some veggies that are looking for a vocation.
It makes one of the quickest meals, doesn’t require any special ingredients, and is filling and delicious. This version uses some common vegetables like the zucchini, bell pepper and sweet potato. Since the starchy sweet potato in included, it makes for an even more filling meal that’s ideal around a workout for refueling the tanks.
It is often viewed as an Italian or Spanish specialty.
Zucchini and sweet potato recipe
Serves 4Add to Meal Plan
- 2 tbsp butter (Ghee) or coconut oil;
- 8 eggs;
- 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut in slices;
- 2 sliced zucchinis;
- 1 sliced red bell pepper;
- 2 tbsp fresh parsley;
- Salt and pepper to taste.
- Heat a pan over a medium-low heat;
- Add the oil and sweet potato slices and cook until soft, about 8 minutes;
- Add the zucchini and red bell pepper slices and cook for another 4 minutes;
- While it cooks, whisk the eggs in a bowl, making sure to incorporate a lot of air in the mixture;
- Season the egg mixture with salt and pepper and add to the cooking veggies;
- Cook on low heat until just set, about 10 minutes;
- Finish the frittata until golden under a heated broiler.
- Cut the finished frittata into wedges and serve with fresh parsley.