Country Frittata Brunch Recipe

Creamy butternut squash works brilliantly with the distinctive flavor of leeks in this simple and speedy egg dish. Serve with a spinach salad and boiled new potatoes.

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Creamy butternut squash works brilliantly with the distinctive flavor of leeks in this simple and speedy brunch recipe. Serve with a spinach salad and boiled new potatoes.
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  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 leeks, sliced into rings
  • 1?2 butternut squash, about 500g, peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 2 tbsp pine nuts

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  • 8 eggs
  • ½ cup half and half
  • 3 tbsp grated Parmesan, or Italian-style hard cheese
  • 2 fresh sage leaves or a small bunch of fresh chives, about 20g, chopped

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[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Cook the leeks and squash. Heat the olive oil in a heavy cast-iron or nonstick frying pan that can be used safely under the broiler (wrap a wooden handle with foil). Add the leeks and squash to the pan and stir well. Cook over a medium heat for 10 minutes or until just soft, stirring frequently. Stir in the pine nuts.[/step-item] These are what the best brunch spots look like across America. 
[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Prepare the eggs. While the vegetables are cooking, break the eggs into a large bowl. Add the cream, Parmesan and herbs. Season and mix thoroughly with a fork. Stir in the cooked vegetables, then tip the whole mixture back into the pan. Turn down the heat and cook gently for 4-5 minutes or until almost set. Meanwhile, preheat the broiler to high.[/step-item]
[step-item number=”3″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Brown the top. Slide the pan under the grill and cook the frittata for 2-3 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. Eat hot or warm, cut into wedges.[/step-item]

[nutrition-info calories=”424″ calories_fat=”” fat=”33 g” sat_fat=”10 g” choles=”” sodium=”” carbs=”12 g” sugars=” protein=”22 g” fiber=””] [/nutrition-info]

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Originally Published in Reader's Digest