“When you start with a portrait and search for a pure form, a clear volume, through successive eliminations, you arrive inevitably at the egg. Likewise, starting with the egg and following the same process in reverse, one finishes with the portrait.” – Pablo Picasso
Easy Cheesy Shrimp and Prosciutto Frittata with Spinach
Breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner, this cheesy shrimp and prosciutto frittata is sure to hit the right spot. The ease with which this shrimp frittata comes together makes it a perfect way to feed a crowd and show your chef creds all in one dish. There are many food pairings that can be used to create delicious frittatas, but the mix of shrimp and prosciutto makes a very savory choice. Since I do not believe a meal is complete without some sort of vegetable, I blended in some spinach to up the nutritional value of this dish. The secret to making a really good frittata is using an oven safe pan such as this cast iron skillet. They can go from stove top to oven without a flinch.
About those eggs
We all now know that eggs have wrongly been given a bum rap over the years. So, while we take the time to rejoice that we can eat eggs again, why exactly do we want to? If you follow this blog, you will likely know that my preferred way of eating is just simple whole foods. Very few things can come to us in such a whole, perfectly portioned tidy little eggshell package. It is the nutritional value within those eggshells that should make us eat them up. Eggs provide the best source of protein with 6 grams per egg. They also contain carotenoids which may help reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration. The choline may also help us with memory function. Overall eggs are a great source of vitamins, minerals and iron.
And About those Hens
We have all heard the horrendous stories of the treatment of hens on chicken farms. For this reason, we recommend you choose your eggs wisely. Using eggs that are organic and raised free range is slightly more expensive but hugely more humane. For those of you who would like to learn more about eggs, there is a whole host of information available on the Egg Nutrition Center website. For everyone else, put an egg on it and enjoy!