Friday, March 25, 2016

Weekend Adventure Power Breakfast!

If you're as lucky as I am and expecting tomorrow to start the most gorgeous weekend of the year, then you might be planning some serious family adventures to celebrate. Whether you're thinking of taking the family hiking, camping, kayaking, or prepping for a massive Easter Egg hunt, here's my favorite energy-packed breakfast to get all the super heroes in your family off to a great start!


Super-Powered Frittata 

You will need:
You'll thank me. I promise!

  • 8 Eggs
  • ~6 Red New Potatoes (Diced into 1/2" Pieces)
  • 1 Large Yellow Onion (Thinly Sliced)
  • 1 Small Bunch Baby Kale (Coarsely Chopped)
  • 3-4 Pieces Chopped Bacon (Or 1/4 Cup Fresh Bacon Bits)
  • 4 Minced Garlic Cloves
  • 6-8 oz Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/4 Cup Grated Parmesan
  • 3 TBS chopped Parsley
  • 3 TBS Butter
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • 1/8 TSP Cayenne or Chili Pepper

Tool: 10" OVENPROOF Non-stick skillet. Ovenproof skillets are typically labeled as such when you purchase them and will likely say something like "ovenproof to 425 degrees" or "safe for broiling." Seasoned cast iron is an excellent choice, but many stainless or aluminum pans without plastic or wooden handles will do.

  1. In a mid-size bowl, whisk together the eggs, parsley, parmesan, chili/cayenne, then add ~1/2 tsp salt and ~1/4 tsp pepper. Set mixture aside after thoroughly blended and egg starts to froth.
  2. In the Ovenproof Skillet - melt 2 TBS of the butter on med-high heat and brown the chopped potatoes, salt, and cook until just golden on both sides. Remove from pan with a slotted spoon and set aside in a bowl.
  3. Add the final TBS of butter and saute the sliced yellow onion for about 4 minutes, then add the garlic baby kale to stir-fry for another 3 minutes. 
  4. Reduce heat to medium low, then add the egg mixture and potatoes, stirring until thoroughly mixed, then add the shredded cheddar cheese and bacon pieces, then stir until well-blended. Continue to cook on med-low heat about 10 minutes, or until the eggs have almost set. The middle may still be fairly liquid, but the sides should be set.
  5. Position the oven rack 6" below the broiler element and set the broiler to High. Move the Frittata to the oven and broil ~2-3 minutes until egg is golden brown. Remove from oven carefully as the pan will be exceedingly hot, and let rest for at least 5 minutes. Once it has rested, you can slide the frittata onto a cutting board and slice into pizza wedges to serve the family. 
Serves 6-8 hungry heroes!


The best part? If you end up with any leftovers, this dish reheats just as yummy as it was freshly cooked! That also means you can make it the night before and warm up in the morning for the family on the run. 

What kind of adventures are you taking your family on this weekend? Happy Easter, everyone!


  1. Sounds delicious although in our house that would feed us for a week or so I think.

    1. We love it! I'll usually make one for us on Friday night and it feeds us all weekend. Since it's only the two of us it's a pretty cheap and hearty meal solution.

  2. I'll have to try this. I love eggs. I never thought to add kale or cayenne pepper. I'm liking the idea.

  3. Hi Tara - I'm always making varieties of frittata - a good standby ... and a good finger-party dish - hope you had a peaceful Easter - cheers Hilary


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