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Wednesday, 26 August 2015

English Breakfast Frittata

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A clever twist on the full English breakfast. Packed with sausage, smoked bacon and soft button mushrooms, this 'English Breakfast Frittata' is just the perfect early morning dish, and so low in carbs, it's virtually no carb!

I know we feature quite a range of Frittata's on the blog, but can you have too much of a good thing? No, of course not! I saw this and thought another great low carb recipe idea to share - and it makes for an amazingly tasty start to the day.

Full English back on the menu ... well it's never left my menu plans. But read on, see what you think and perhaps try it out one morning, or lunchtime, or even supper time - a versatile recipe.

Ingredients:
Serves Four
2 outdoor-bred pork sausages
1 tbsp oil
3 smoked back bacon rashers fat trimmed cut into cubes
75 g button mushrooms sliced
62.5 g pkt (pomodorino) tomatoes halved
4 large (British) free-range eggs
12.5 g bunch fresh chives snipped

Method:
1. Squeeze the sausages out of their skins, and roll the sausage-meat into 12 bite-size balls.
2. Heat ½ tablespoon of the oil in a 20cm ovenproof frying pan. Add the sausage and fry all over for 1 minute, until browned and cooked through. Add the bacon and mushrooms and fry for a few minutes, until golden. Add the tomatoes for a further minute. Remove the mixture and set aside. Discard excess fat from the pan.
3. Whisk together the eggs and chives and season with freshly ground black pepper. Stir in 2/3 of the fried sausage mix. Preheat the grill to medium.
4. Heat the remaining oil in the frying pan over a medium heat. Add the egg mixture, tipping the pan so that it covers the base. Turn down the heat and scatter over the remaining sausage mixture. Cook for 8 minutes, or until almost set.
5. Place under a preheated grill, for 2-3 minutes, until the frittata is set and golden. Let cool slightly, then slide out of the pan, cut into wedges and serve.

Recipe idea from here

... and please don't forget a cup of tea to go with it !

Image result for cup of tea

All the best Jan

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a tasty way to start the day,

Annie

Debbie said...

oooooh my, i am drooling all over my computer keyboard, not fair!!!!

Launna said...

This looks very flavorable... I would totally love this as I adore bacon, eggs and sausage... yummy ♡

Marc E said...

I will try this one at home - thanks Jan!

Lowcarb team member said...

Annie - it is a great way to start the day ... thanks for your comment

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Debbie - drooling over your computer is definitely allowed for this tasty frittata LOL ... thanks for your comment.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Launna - I can confirm this is definitely yummy ... thanks for your comment.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Marc - do definitely try this at home, I just know you will like it ... thanks for your comment.

All the best Jan

Jennifer said...

Hi Jan, thank you for your comments on my blog today. This recipe looks really delicious. I make frittatas and quiches often. Tomorrow I plan to make a quiche with ham, broccoli and cheese for dinner. I hope you are having a good week so far.

Lowcarb team member said...

Jennifer - hello and a warm welcome to the low carb diabetic blog.
A quiche with ham, broccoli and cheese sounds a lovely mix, I'm sure you will enjoy it.

Many thanks for your comment.

All the best Jan

Gloria Baker said...

Love this fritatta!!!

Carla from The River said...

Yummy, I needed a fresh new idea for breakfast. Thank You, I will be making this.
Carla

The Happy Whisk said...

Hey Jan. I have a question for you. I read your comment on Gloria's blog where you wrote that your hubby was a diabetic. Are you as well? I wasn't sure.

Lowcarb team member said...

Gloria - this is a very nice frittata recipe ... thanks for your comment.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Carla - thanks for your comment ... happy breakfast, it's a great recipe to make !

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Ivy - many thanks for your comment. In answer to your question ... no, I am not a diabetic but Eddie my husband is a Type 2 diabetic, and since diagnosis seven years ago we both changed our lifestyle. We now both eat from a LCHF food template.
That is low carbohydrate, higher healthy fats and moderate protein.
Our daily carbohydrate in-take is no more than 50 per day, but this is balanced with the healthy fats / moderate protein. It has resulted in Eddie requiring minimal medication of two metformin pills per day and his blood sugars are always in the non diabetic range. I choose to live this lifestyle because I do believe that eating too many carbohydrates / sugars does your body and health no favours. In fact Alzheimer's is very often referred to as Type 3 Diabetes ... and as Alzheimer's runs in my family I think a LCHF food template is wise.

Have a boogie boogie day, I just love that saying of yours LOL!

All the best Jan

The Happy Whisk said...

Thanks for taking the time to answer. I wasn't sure if you were or not. Any chances of your hubby being totally pill-free, down the line?

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello again Ivy. Eddie finds that the LCHF menu plans results in much lower blood sugar levels, and it doesn't cause spikes in his blood sugars that eating foods higher in carbs / sugar can. Also by taking two metformin pills each day this does also aid his blood sugar number, but Metformin does have other advantages too, it is thought to be heart protective.

Cheers

All the best Jan