Sausage, Kale, and Goat Cheese Frittata

Ok, ok…I can’t help it but I LOVE Frittatas – they’re so simple and delicious!!

As Mark Sisson would say (and yes, this is his recipe), every keto enthusiast should know how to make a frittata. You can use any combination of meat, cheese, veggies, herbs, and spices to tailor it to your liking – it is endlessly customizable.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 bunch kale, any variety
  • 1 T avocado oil
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 tsp dried sage
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes – you know how I love ’em
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 large eggs – local if possible
  • 1/2 C heavy cream
  • 1 C crumbled goat cheese, more or less to taste
  1. Remove any thick stems from the kale leaves. Dice the stems and chop the leaves (keep stems and leaves separate)
  2. Heat the oil in a large broilerproof skillet over medium heat (cast iron works well). When hot, add the pork. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the sage, thyme, nutmeg, and red pepper flakes. Add to the meat in the skillet and stir well. Continue cooking until the pork is cooked through, about 5 minutes more.
  4. Use a slotted spoon to move the meat to a bowl. If there is a lot of grease in the pan, pour some off so that only 1 to 2 tablespoons remain.
  5. Add the onion and kale stems to the skillet. Saute until the onion softens, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and stir for 1 minute. If needed, deglaze the pan with a small amount of water, stirring up any browned particles.
  6. Add the kale leaves to the pan a handful at a time, stirring to wilt until all the leaves are in the skillet and cooked slightly. Add the meat to the skillet and stir to combine.
  7. Whisk the eggs and cream in a medium bowl. Pour the egg mixture evenly over the meat and vegetables in the skillet. Cook without stirring until the egg starts to set, about 5 minutes.
  8. Put the oven rack at medium position and turn the broiler on low. Sprinkle the goat cheese over the eggs. Place in the oven/broiler and cook until the egg is set and the goat cheese is lightly browned. Keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn’t burn.
  9. Remove the skillet from the oven and allow to sit for a few minutes. Cut into wedges and serve warm.

 

 

 

 

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