Apple and Cheddar Frittata – Cook it with your kids!

AppleI realized after posting my Meatless Monday posting that I should have given you a recipe to help you do something meatless in your kitchen.  With apples now showing up in our local farmer’s market and on our neighbors’ trees, I thought that this recipe would be a wonderful meatless meal for you to enjoy with your family.

And don’t forget, please call your kids into the kitchen to help you prepare this recipe.  Not only will kids love to spend quality time together with you, but they will be proud to do something that is productive and appreciated by the whole family!  Plus, they might just eat more than you expect – after all, they have to taste the fruits of their labor (if you’ll excuse the pun!).

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Apple and Cheddar Frittata

8 eggs, large (you can also use 4 whole eggs and 8 egg whites OR 2 cups egg white product)
2 egg whites
1 cup cheddar cheese, white, coarsely grated
Salt, coarse
Pepper, ground
1 Tbs butter
2 apples, Gala, peeled, cored, and sliced lengthwise into 1/8-inch thick pieces

  1. Preheat oven to 450, with rack set in top third.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, egg whites, and half the cheese; season with salt and pepper.
  3. In a medium cast-iron or nonstick ovenproof skillet, heat butter over medium.
  4. Add egg mixture; while it cooks, 1 to 2 minutes until edge is set, arrange apples on top in a circular pattern, starting from the outside edge.
  5. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  6. Transfer the skillet from the stove top to the oven. Bake until frittata is set in the center and cheese is browned, about 20 minutes.
  7. Using a rubber spatula, release frittata onto a cutting board; let rest 5 minutes. Cut into wedges and serve.

Servings: 4
Ready in: 35 minutes

CALL THE KIDS:

  • If you have an apple peeler/corer/slicer, let your kids turn the handle.  Be careful – juice will probably spray everywhere, but everyone will have a ton of fun!
  • Crack the eggs into a separate bowl, so it is easy to fish out stray shells
  • Grate cheese – with a rotary cheese grater, if you have one, so that knuckles are protected from the blade
  • Whisk to combine the ingredients

Nutrition (per serving): 303.3 calories; 53% calories from fat; 18.3g total fat; 282.6mg cholesterol; 394.7mg sodium; 314.6mg potassium; 10.9g carbohydrates; 1.7g fiber; 8.4g sugar; 9.3g net carbs; 23.5g protein.

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5 Responses to Apple and Cheddar Frittata – Cook it with your kids!

  1. Srivalli says:

    What a fabulous idea! .thats very nice way to get the kids involved..

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