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Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell Photo by: Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

Frittata with Spinach, Potatoes, and Leeks

Make the leek mixture and cook the potatoes a day ahead. Or use store-bought diced cooked potatoes (such as Simply Potatoes), whisk the eggs, combine everything, and bake the morning of the brunch.

Cooking Light APRIL 2003

  • Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1 wedge)

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 2 cups thinly sliced leek (about 2 large)
  • 1 (10-ounce) package fresh spinach
  • 1/3 cup fat-free milk
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 large eggs
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 2 cups cooked, peeled red potato (about 3/4 pound)
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons dry breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded provolone cheese

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350°.

Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add leek; sauté 4 minutes. Add spinach; sauté 2 minutes or until spinach wilts. Place mixture in a colander, pressing until barely moist.

Combine milk, basil, salt, pepper, eggs, and egg whites; stir well with a whisk. Add leek mixture and potato. Pour into a 10-inch round ceramic baking dish or pie plate coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and top with cheese. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until center is set.

Preheat broiler.

Broil frittata 4 minutes or until golden brown. Cut into wedges.

Note:

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 185
  • Calories from fat: 35%
  • Fat: 7.1g
  • Saturated fat: 3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.6g
  • Protein: 12.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 18.9g
  • Fiber: 2.8g
  • Cholesterol: 150mg
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Sodium: 429mg
  • Calcium: 176mg
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