Friday, February 26, 2010

The Italian Breakfast Scramble, Frittata, Quiche

It is always a comforting feeling when there is a delicious breakfast on the Italian Kitchen Table. You wake up to the wonderful aroma that permeates the air and stimulates your taste buds and your desire to enjoy life. Included in the breakfast are healthy and stimulating ingredients. In this particular breakfast we have zucchini, eggs, onion, tomatoes, and roasted chicken. What a delicious combination of healthy foods.

3 small zucchini
1 med onion
1 med tomato diced
3 eggs scrambled
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 roasted chicken breast cut into small pieces.
Salt and pepper and seasoning to taste.

Wash and slice zucchini into thin rounds.
Peel and slice onion into thin rounds.
Wash and dice tomato.
Open and scramble eggs.

In lg sauté pan, on medium high heat, start to sauté zucchini in olive oil, until starting to brown and turn.
Add thinly sliced onion and allow to soften with heat and then fold into zucchini.
Sauté for a short while until tender and add diced tomato, folding into the mix.
Push sautéed veggies to the side of the pan and add the scrambled eggs to the center.
Allow to run through the veggies and as it cooks, scramble into the veggies.
Again, push contents of pan to the sides and add the roasted chicken.
Continue to cook until chicken is heated, and serve.

Frittata: Fold chicken into veggies, spread evenly in sauté pan, pour 4/5 scrambled eggs over chicken and veggies and heat until firm.

Quiche: Fold chicken into veggies, pour 5/6 scrambled eggs into veggies and pour into a 9" pie shell baking at 350 degrees for 20/25 mins until firm.

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