Horseradish Frittata Recipe
Here are the three things I love about this horseradish frittata recipe…
- It is jam packed with nutrients
- It has healing foods in a neat little package
- The taste is one you will crave, unique and bold
This entire week on Periscope (For the replays click here) we broke this recipes ingredients down and talk about all the benefit you can find in these amazing foods. I love that you can throw a combination of ingredients into a frittata and get an amazing result. They are so easy to make and deliver on flavor every time.
It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of the simple chicken egg. Inside its beautiful shell is basically every nutrient that the human body needs to function. That statement alone gives me enough reasons to get eggs in my diet. Then you add in the thought that an egg contains all the nutrients to create the life of a chicken, I get star struck by the EGG! Here are some fun fact about eggs to get you to fall in love with them too.
- 1 Egg contains large amounts of the vitamins B12, B2, B5, A and the mineral Selenium
- Most of the nutrients are in the yoke
- The egg white is mostly protein
- They are high in cholesterol but have no saturated fats so do not raise your blood cholesterol levels
This topic may ruffle some feathers but needs to be discussed. You know I hardly ever say “Don’t Eat This”, but I am here to tell you that you should not be eating factory raised eggs. These are eggs that are .99 a carton. Here is why, a factory raised hen is stuck in a cage its entire life that is no bigger than the size of a sheet of notebook paper. It is considered the cruelest of all factory farming practices. If that is not bad enough then think about this. That hen is sick, it is pumped full of synthetics to encourage egg production. It is given an unnatural diet of nothing but grain. It lives in it own poo and is surrounded by 1000’s of hen in the same situation. Disease runs rampant in these environments. A sick animal = food that will make you sick. Ok off my soap box!
My preference is local farms where I can visit and talk with the people that are raising hens. For me locally I choose Red Hen Farms. They are practicing responsible farming. Their hens are “Pasture” Hens that are raised with organic feed, sprouts and what they lovingly call “beyond free range” environment. These are happy hens, doing what happy hens do. Foraging for their food, laying on their own schedule in a roost and eating organic feed. A Pasture hens eggs will have more nutrients and Omega3 fats. The yokes will be bright yellow or even orange. The taste will cause you to never want a .99 carton of eggs ever again. The bonus is I am giving my money to a local farmer and helping them and their very responsible business. That makes me feel as good as the chickens they raise at Red Hen Farms! Please take a second look at their site and use them as an example of what to look for in your local area. If you are in Northern Colorado I can’t think of a better way than spending the day at the Red Hen Farm!
Horseradish Frittata Recipe
2 tbs olive oil
½ med yellow onion
2 cups asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
salt and pepper for seasoning
10 large eggs
¼ cup coconut milk (full fat)
1/3 cup raw sharp cheddar
2 tbs prepared horseradish
¼ cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
1 tsp sea salt
½ tsp black pepper
pinch nutmeg, fresh grated
finely chopped chives, for serving
extra horseradish for serving
Preheat oven to 400 degrees with rack in the middle. Heat olive oil in oven safe skillet. Add onion and season with salt and pepper. Cook until lightly brown, about 5 minutes. Add the asparagus; cook, stirring occasionally until it is crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. While asparagus is cooking whisk together in a bowl the eggs, coconut milk, cheese, horseradish, parsley, nutmeg and measured amount of salt and pepper. Turn off heat to skillet and pour egg mixture into skillet slowly and evenly. Transfer skillet to oven and cook for 10-12 minutes until eggs are puffed. Remove from oven and cool for 5 minutes. Loosen edges of the frittata with a spatula and slide it on to a cutting board. Slice into wedges and serve immediately. Garnish with chives and extra horseradish.