Omelettes and Fritattas

Ham & Gruyère Frittata


2 tbsp (30 mL) butter
1 cup (250 mL) thinly sliced leeks (white and light green parts only)
1 clove garlic, minced
8 eggs
¼ cup (50 mL) water
Pinch (0.5mL) of pepper
1 cup (250 mL) diced ham, lean
¼ cup (50 mL) diced red pepper
¾ cup (175 mL) shredded light Gruyère cheese
¼ cup (50 mL) chopped fresh parsley


In a 9 or 10-inch (23 or 25 cm) nonstick ovenproof skillet, melt butter over medium heat; cook leeks and garlic, stirring occasionally, until leeks are softened and golden, about 6 minutes. In a bowl, whisk together eggs, ¼ cup (50 mL) water, and pepper; pour over leeks. Sprinkle with ham, red pepper, cheese and parsley; cook over medium-low heat until bottom and side are firm but top is still runny, about 7 minutes. Broil until frittata is golden and set, about 2 minutes.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Nutrients per serving:

Calories: 311.1
Carbohydrate: 4.2 g
Protein: 23.6 g
Fat: 21.9 g
Sodium: 633.5 mg