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Caramelised Onion and Sausage Frittata

Frittata

Fritattas are super versatile and can be filled with so many different things. Think leftover roast vegetables and meat or fresh sauteed greens and loads of herbs for a start.

Served hot or cold, it’s lovely with a relish for a quick breakfast or served with salad or added steamed vegetables for lunch or a light dinner. It is also brilliant when cut into bite sized portions for the kiddies lunchbox or a high protein snack too.

Here we used some leftover paleo lamb sausages from our local butcher and some caramelised red onion for a delicious version.

 

Ingredients

10 eggs

2 tablespoons cooking fat (ghee, coconut oil, olive oil)

2 red onions

1-2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves

5 leftover cooked lamb sausages (the best quality you can afford)

1 cup finely sliced greens (try spinach, kale, silverbeet and herbs like basil)

2 tablespoons freshly chopped herbs (try basil, chives and flat leaf parsley)

Salt and pepper

Grated Parmesan or Nutritional yeast to sprinkle on top (optional)

 

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C fan forced.
  2. Slice the onion into 8 wedges. (Cut in half, then each half into quarters then eights).
  3. Coat with a little olive oil, sprinkle with thyme and season with salt and pepper and roast in the oven for 20-30 minutes until nicely softened and caramelising in sections.
  4. Whisk the eggs until well combined, add the extra chopped herbs, season with salt and pepper and whisk again.
  5. In an oven-proof fry pan, heat a little cooking fat, add the sausage and greens and cook until warmed through. Turn it down to low and add the red onions.
  6. Pour the egg mixture over the warmed sausage and vegetable mix, ensuring its evenly spread over the pan. Add the Parmesan or nutritional yeast if using.
  7. Allow to sit for a few minutes to gently begin cooking the bottom, then pop into the oven to finish cooking for around 15-20 minutes or until cooked.
  8. Cut in to wedges and enjoy!
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Sandi Cooper is an experienced Naturopath working in clinical practice for almost two decades. Her clients love her down-to-earth approach and her naturally caring qualities. Although Sandi is experienced in most areas of clinical practice, she has a special interest in children’s health and nutrition, working with parents to get the best outcomes for their children.

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