This Frittata is EGGS-actly what Dad Wants on Father’s Day –  Even his Waistline Won’t Be Compromised.

Breakfast/Brunch / June 17, 2016

MMMMOIST. CREAAAMMMMY.  CHEEEESY.

With just three simple words, it would seem that skinny jeans are suddenly out of the question. That a two piece bathing suit would be outlawed. And having only one chin? A thing of the past. But I say that good food and a good figure can go hand in hand. With only 368 calories per serving*, you can be sure this is an EGG-cellent choice for Dad, for anyone. Let’s add another word to our descriptive list:

​YESSSSSSS!!!!

Just the right amount of moist yumminess is obtained by stuffing lots of fresh zucchini and yellow squash amid good, lean sausage and a bit of silky Gruyere cheese. – Below you’ll see how beautifully browned and finished the frittata is when it comes out of the oven. In less than 20 minutes, you’re in heaven!

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Add a few berries in lieu of syrup or other topping and it is not only healthy but pretty!

*Calories are only an estimate based on cursory research. For actual caloric content please consult your own research.

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I’m loving the sheen of the cheese, and the crust of the eggs. Fresh rosemary, right from the garden is what sets this apart from all other egg-stravaganza recipes!

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Go ahead. Turn the oven on. Whisk those eggs. Give Dad what he deserves! #fathersday2016


Sausage, Squash and Gruyere Frittata

Serves 6


Ingredients:

8 eggs
1 C yellow squash diced small
1 C zucchini squash diced small
¼ C thinly sliced white onion
1/3 C heavy cream
¼ t kosher salt
¼ t black pepper
½ t fennel salt
2 t fresh rosemary chopped finely
½ lb mild Italian sausage, removed from casings and browned
½ C grated gruyere cheese
3 T butter
Parsley to garnish


Direction:

  • Brown the sausage and set aside. Whisk together the eggs, cream, salts, and rosemary. In an 8 inch oven safe sauté pan, melt the 3 T butter. Add the squash and onion and sauté on medium until soft, about 4 minutes. Add in the cooked sausage and rewarm if it had cooled. Now add the egg mixture. Don’t stir, just move the pan back and forth a bit for everything to settle. Sprinkle with the gruyere cheese. Let sit on the stove on medium-low heat for about 3 minutes, just to set the outside and bottom. Put in a 400 degree oven for about 12-15 minutes, until sides are lightly browned and middle is set. Serve with a garnish of chopped fresh flat leaf parsley.


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