Breakfast Frittata with Chives

Breakfast Frittata with Chives
Staff Writer
Chive Frittata

Chandriga Chandraan

Chive Frittata

The frittata is Italy's version of an open-face omelette. Many different kinds of sautéed vegetables can be combined to make frittatas. Eggs combined with vegetables are cooked on the stovetop, then transferred to an oven or placed under a broiler to finish cooking. Usually, frittatas are cut into wedges and served hot or cold accompanied by fresh salads, bread, or baked potatoes.

Ingredients

  • 2  Tablespoons  unsalted butter
  • 1/4  Cup  finely chopped mushrooms
  • stalks asparagus, sliced thinly
  • scallions, sliced thinly
  • 1/4  Cup  minced chives, plus more for serving
  • eggs
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4  Cup  grated cheese

Directions

Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the mushrooms and sauté until tender. Add the asparagus and sauté for 1 minute. Then add the scallions and chives.

Beat the eggs in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Add to the sauté pan with the vegetables, stirring and lifting the eggs to help them cook evenly. Once they begin to set, top with the grated cheese and place the sauté pan under the broiler until golden, for 2-3 minutes.

Top with more chives, cut into wedges, and serve warm with your favorite salad.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
10g
14%
Sugar
4g
4%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
3mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
14g
11%
Protein
6g
13%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
5µg
6%
Calcium, Ca
113mg
11%
Choline, total
7mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
13µg
3%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
52mg
16%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
182mg
26%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
159mg
11%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
2µg
13%
Water
58g
2%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

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Breakfast Cooking Tip

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