Shiitake and Goat Cheese Frittata

Recipe 10 minPreparation Time 25 to 30 minCooking Time
Shiitake and Goat Cheese Frittata

Shiitake and Goat Cheese Frittata

10 minPreparation Time 25 to 30 min Cooking Time

About this Recipe

A one-pan recipe, like this one, is ideal for quick weeknight dinners. Combine the umami of shiitake mushrooms with the tang of creamy goat cheese in a perfect blanket of eggs for a warm, cozy dinner.

The Benefits

Enjoy this vegetable-packed, high-fiber, low-carb, high-protein dish with a slice of whole-wheat sourdough bread or a salad for even more fiber and color. The eggs in this frittata are an excellent source of amino acids that help make dopamine, the neurotransmitter known as the feel-good hormone, which supports anger management. The high-fiber content from the carrots supports blood sugar balance, which aids in anger management. Last, mushrooms are a good source of omega-3s, which can also help reduce anger.

Note: Use a well-seasoned cast-iron skillet to prevent the frittata from sticking to the pan. 

Ingredients

Serves 4 4
  • 4 eggs
  • ¼ cup (50 ml) heavy cream
  • 2 small scallions (20 g), thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp (10 g) ghee
  • 1 small yellow onion (70 g), thinly sliced
  • 1 small carrot (100 g), julienned
  • 2 cups shiitake mushrooms (200 g), thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp (2 g) coarse kosher sea salt , or more to taste
  • ¼ cup (110 g) goat cheese
  • 1 garlic clove (5 g), minced

Directions

  1. Step 1
    Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C.
  2. Step 2
    Using a whisk, in a large bowl, beat the eggs and cream vigorously. Add the scallions and stir to combine. Set aside.
  3. Step 3
    In a medium cast-iron skillet or oven-safe nonstick skillet over high heat, heat the ghee until the skillet is hot and slightly smoky . Add the onion and cook for about 1 minute, or until the onion is slightly soft and fragrant and the edges show a slight golden-brown crisp, stirring often. Add the carrot and cook for about 1 minute, or until slightly soft and pliable, stirring often. Add the mushrooms and season with the salt. Cook for about 2 minutes, or until the mushrooms are soft, stirring constantly.
  4. Step 4
    Add the whisked eggs and stir well to combine. Spread the vegetables evenly across the pan. Remove the pan from the heat. Top the egg mixture with the goat cheese. Sprinkle the garlic across the entire surface as evenly as possible. Transfer the skillet to the oven. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the frittata is cooked through and the edges become puffy and golden brown.
  5. Step 5
    Remove the skillet from the oven and let stand for 5 minutes before slicing. Cut the frittata into 4 or 8 slices and serve warm.

Substitutions:  For a more nutrient-dense meal, swap the heavy cream with unsweetened cashew cream or a tofu sour cream for some extra protein.  

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Gaby Weir Vera

Gaby Weir Vera

Chef Gaby Weir Vera is a private chef, culinary instructor, school lunch activist, food writer and recipe developer. She’s eager to use sustainable local foods as a vehicle for sharing stories and cultures. 

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