Brunch Munch – Power Lunch

Frittata/Omelette  Brunch Munch – Power Lunch

Serves 3, 6 or 12  (Just multiply by 2 for 6 or 4 for 12)

Power Greens Fritatta/Omelette Quick Brunch Food or Terrific Power Lunch

Power Greens Fritatta/Omelette
Quick Brunch Food or
Terrific Power Lunch

You decide which timing works for you – Brunch or Lunch.  As a brunch entrée you can’t beat this Frittata/Omelette.  This recipe for three adapts easily to a crowd.   Served with a fruit plate on the side, brunch cocktails, mimosas and cups of deeply rich hot chocolate for the younger set, plan on plenty, because seconds will be had!

As a power lunch, it is a perfect pick-me-up for hungry eaters on those busy days when breakfast has been skipped in favor of getting a jump on the day.  Full of flavor and nutrients, easy and quickly prepared,  you won’t find a better answer to the question of what’s for lunch.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup *par cooked hash browns tossed with 1 tsp. kosher salt and 2 Tbsp. EVOO**
  • 2 Tbsp. each chopped scallions, mushrooms, Canadian bacon or lean ham, flat leaf parsley
  • 3 eggs (equivalent egg replacement product, if desired or 4 egg whites )
  • 2 c. power greens
  • 1 tsp. each sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 oz. grated sharp cheddar cheese

Process:

  1. Preheat oven to 325. Heat heavy oven proof skillet to HOT and, carefully wipe with an oiled paper towel to coat bottom and sides
  2. Toss hash browns with salt and olive oil making sure to distribute oil and salt well
  3. Spread hash browns evenly in hot pan, cooking to brown potatoes lightly on all sides (about 5-7 minutes)
  4. Add veggies and bacon, stir to incorporate with potatoes then press with an offset spatula to flatten
  5. Scramble eggs with fork and pour over potatoes/veggies/bacon
  6. Remove to oven and bake 18-20 minutes or until eggs are soft set
  7. Remove from oven and top with power greens; season with salt and pepper
  8. Cover and allow greens to wilt
  9. Sprinkle with grated cheese and return to oven until cheese melts
  10. Slice into three wedges and serve immediately.

*cooked ahead (boiled or left-over baked), rehydrated dried or frozen ** extra virgin olive oil

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