Frittata with Spinach, Potatoes, Peppers, and Feta

From the Master Your Metabolism Cookbook by Jillian Michaels

A well- seasoned castiron skillet is the best choice for cooking frittatas. Not only does it increase the iron content in the dish, but it also makes getting the slices out of the pan very easy.

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2 cups baby spinach leaves or coarsely chopped flat- leaf spinach, rinsed
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup diced red onion
Pinch of salt
3 ounces cremini or button mushrooms, trimmed and sliced (about 1 cup)
1 small (about 3 ounces) russet potato, cut into 1/4- inch cubes (about 1/2 cup)
1/2 red bell pepper, cut into 1/4- inch cubes (about 3/4 cup)
4 large eggs
1/2 cup crumbled low- fat feta cheese
1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano leaves
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Set a rack about 4 inches from the broiler and preheat the broiler to low.

Heat an 8- to 10- inch cast- iron or other ovenproof (not nonstick) skillet over low heat. Add the spinach with the rinse water still clinging to the leaves (if the spinach is completely dry, add a tablespoon of water to the pan with the spinach). Cover and cook until the leaves have barely wilted, about 1 minute. Transfer to a colander and use tongs to squeeze out as much liquid as possible. Wipe the skillet clean.

Add the olive oil to the cleaned skillet and heat over medium heat. Add the onion and salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is beginning to soften, about 2 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Stir in the potato and pepper, cover, and cook, stirring
once or twice, until the potato is tender but still firm, another 5 to 7 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk the eggs until lightly beaten. Stir in the reserved spinach, the feta, oregano, and black pepper. When the potato mixture is cooked, evenly pour the egg mixture over it. Cook until the eggs are set around the edges, about 10 minutes.

Place the skillet under the broiler for 1 to 2 minutes, until the top of the frittata is puffed and lightly browned. Serve hot.

Calories: 197.8 kcal
Fat: 11.2 g
Protein: 14.0 g
Carbohydrates: 12.3 g
Sodium: 510.8 mg

Excerpted from The Master Your Metabolism Cookbook Copyright © 2010 by Jillian Michaels. Excerpted bypermission of Crown, a division of Random House of Canada Limited. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.