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Potato and Spinach with Frittata

Potato and Spinach with Frittata

Here’s is another “must-try” recipe for you. Have you ever watched “Popeye the sailor man”? I did when I was a kid, it is a cartoon in which a sailor becomes strong when he eats a can of spinach and wins over his enemy. I actually wonder why it has to be spinach when there are a lot of vegetables to be used.  So for this recipe, you may wonder what’s with spinach that it has to be included in this recipe. Is it really healthy? Up to what extent? What benefits do you actually get from spinach? Would I really be strong like Popeye when I eat it?

Spinach is almost a non-caloric food but is exploding with different nutrients. Its nutrients that as we say give “superpowers” are vitamins, including A, C, K, and folate; minerals, including calcium and magnesium; fiber; beta-carotene and others. Among the World’s Healthiest vegetables, spinach comes out at the top of our ranking list for nutrient richness. Rich in vitamins and minerals, it is also concentrated in health-promoting phytonutrients such as carotenoids (beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin) and flavonoids to provide you with powerful antioxidant protection. Enjoy baby spinach in your favorite salads or make a salad made exclusively of baby spinach. Spinach is one of only three vegetables that we recommend boiling to help reduce its concentration of oxalic acid. In addition to that, Spinach can also help fight against inflammation and cancer and is also good to your bones. Try this recipe to be able to enjoy Frittata while experiencing the health benefits of spinach.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 small russet potatoes (about 3/4 pound), peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 9 large eggs
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed of excess liquid
  • 4 ounces white Cheddar, grated (1 cup)
  • 4 ounces thinly sliced deli ham, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1 head red leaf lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces (6 cups)

How to make:

  1. Heat oven to 400° F. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large ovenproof nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the potatoes and onion and cook, tossing occasionally, until the potatoes are tender, 12 to 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Mix in the spinach, Cheddar, and ham.
  3. Add the egg mixture to the skillet, stir once, and transfer the skillet to oven. Cook until the eggs are set, 12 to 14 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together the vinegar, mustard, the remaining tablespoon of oil, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Add the lettuce and toss to coat. Serve with the frittata.

You can do this for a total of 35 minutes and makes four servings. Each serving contains 500 calories, 32 g fat, 10 grams saturated fat, 517 mg cholesterol, 1,138 mg sodium, 31 grams protein, 25 grams carbohydrates, 5 grams sugar, 5 grams fiber, 5 mg iron, 405 mg calcium. You can decrease the amount of salt or choose the ham to decrease the amount of salt but your really don’t have to worry much as this recipe is sure healthy for you. Enjoy!

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