SAUSAGE AND SPINACH FRITTATA

The females in our family have never been big breakfast eaters…the males – that’s a different story. For many years, they have had to fend for themselves except for special occasions, you know, Christmas morning and….Christmas morning. I know, I’m a horrible person! What kind of wife and mother would make their loved ones cook their own breakfast?!? This one….I am NOT a morning person, in fact I’m not a very like-able person until I’ve had my first pot of coffee. In my own defense, I would make their breakfast when they were little but that all changed when they were old enough to make their own. Coffee! I need my coffee!

 
It seems all this must change now that my daughter is on a special diet. We have gone gluten free, sugar free, and three meals a day, at least for the near future. This is a recipe that was adapted from one that we eat occasionally. Normally, I would add cheese but we are trying to avoid that as well. R said she likes it better without the cheese! 
 
The plan? Have breakfast for dinner and the leftovers will be for R’s breakfast! Win…win!
 
 
 
A frittata is basically a quiche without a crust. We raise our own hens and pigs so most all the ingredients are farm raised, fresh, and delicious. 
 
INGREDIENTS
1 dozen eggs
1 cup milk
1 pound pork sausage
2 cups fresh spinach
salt & pepper to taste
 
Brown the sausage in a medium saute pan. When the sausage is cooked, remove from heat and add the spinach. The heat from the sausage will wilt the spinach.
 
In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs and milk. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add the sausage mixture and stir until well combined.
 
In an oven-proof skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of coconut oil. When heated, add the egg mixture. Stir gently to move the egg mixture around the bottom and sides of the pan. Let this cook for a few minutes without disturbing until you begin to see the outer edges start to firm up. This will take 3-4 minutes.
 
 
 
 
 
Place the frittata in a preheated 350 degree oven. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the center comes out clean when a knife is inserted.
 
 
 
 
R doesn’t like peppers or mushrooms but those would be delicious in this. Whether you are having this for dinner or breakfast, it is a really hearty meal. 
 
 
 
 

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