Lacinato Kale Frittata

A wonderfully-easy entrée!

Ingredients:
1 bunch Lacinato kale, leaves separated from thick ribs and cut crosswise into wide strips
¼ cup olive oil
3 garlic cloves, sliced paper thin
8 large eggs
¼-½ cup Grana-style cheese, grated
Sea salt

Method:
1. Heat olive oil and garlic in a broiler-proof nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring occasionally for about 3 minutes, or until garlic is soft and fragrant. Add kale, by the handful, tossing to coat leaves with the oil. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes, or until kale is completely wilted and tender. Season with ½ teaspoon salt.

2. Preheat oven broiler, positioning oven rack about 4-6 inches from heat.

3. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, Grana and an additional ½ teaspoon salt. Slowly pour egg mixture over greens. Cook eggs over medium-low heat without stirring for 8 minutes, or until almost set.

4. Transfer skillet to broiler and broil for 2-3 minutes, or until top of frittata is browned. (Check often to make sure it does not burn.) Remove and let sit 1-2 minutes before slicing into wedges and serving.

Variation: Layer cooked, crumbled sausage into the frittata to add a little extra protein and flavor!

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Good Morning Recipes

Put on a pot of coffee and greet the day with warm, soulful brunch fare that stars our own cream biscuit mix, signature pear butter and farm-fresh eggs, plus a bevy of colorful fall produce to serve alongside like Chimayó chile peppers, fingerling potatoes and yellow onions incorporate into a cozy roasted veggie hash. Also included: Fresh multigrain bread, granola from Little Apple Treats and Cherry Valley Dairy’s silky-smooth butter with sea salt. Enjoy!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Breakfast Biscuits
These fluffy biscuits are extra-rich thanks to the addition of sweet cream.

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Chile Peppers & Onions
These easy roasted veggies are a great brunch side dish. (Or, try topping a hearty serving with a poached egg for a satisfying entrée.)

Sautéed Collard Greens
Try this traditional Southern favorite with a fried egg on top for breakfast!

Carrot & Apple Sauté with Rosemary
This beautiful combination sings with fresh flavor!

Cider-Braised Beets
These delightful beets from Rick Rodgers’ The Big Book of Sides are sure to be a new fall favorite.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pears
This unique flavor combination is accented by salty pistachios.

Savory Buckwheat Groats Breakfast Bowl

This cozy, comforting recipe is extremely versatile—add in your favorite breakfast meat, some seasonal veggies and top with a farm-fresh egg or two!

Ingredients:
1 cup buckwheat groats
2 cups water
½ teaspoon salt
8 sausage patties
1 yellow onion, peeled and chopped
2 leeks, white and light green parts only, chopped
2 cups winter squash of your choice, peeled, seeded and chopped into bite-size pieces
8 eggs

Method:
1. For the groats, bring water to boil in a small pot. Add buckwheat and salt. Return to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook until tender, 10–15 minutes. Drain off any remaining water.

2. Meanwhile, in a medium-sized skillet, cook the sausage patties until no longer pink on the inside, removing to a paper-towel-lined plate to drain. Add the onions, leeks, and squash to the skillet, season generously with salt and pepper, and sauté over medium-high heat in the meat drippings until the veggies are tender. Also remove from the skillet and reserve. Finally, in the same skillet, crack the eggs and fry until the whites are set, but the yolks are still runny. Season eggs with salt and pepper.

3. Divide the warm groats into four serving bowls, then top each with 2 sausage patties, a generous helping of the vegetables and 2 eggs; serve immediately.

Vegetable Frittata

Packed with colorful peppers and summer squash, this easy frittata boasts incredibly fresh flavor.

Ingredients:
8 eggs
8-10 yellow fingerling potatoes, washed and thinly-sliced
6-8 baby summer squash, washed and thinly-sliced
2 sweet Islander purple peppers, washed, seeded and chopped
1 Walla Walla sweet onion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
1 clove garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. Preheat oven to 375°.

2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large oven-safe skillet over medium heat. Add the sliced potatoes to the skillet and sauté for about 6 to 8 minutes, until tender but firm. Remove from skillet. Add another tablespoon oil, then add the peppers, summer squash, onions and garlic. Sauté for an additional 2 to 4 minutes or until the peppers and onions are softened, and garlic is fragrant. Season vegetables with salt and pepper. Remove from skillet.

3. In a medium bowl, beat together the eggs and thyme with a pinch of salt and pepper. Return the potatoes to the skillet, arranging in an even layer. Top with vegetable mixture and then pour eggs evenly over the vegetables. Drizzle olive oil around the edge of the pan to ensure easy removal.

4. Transfer to oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, until the eggs have completely set in the center. Serve straight out of the skillet, cut into wedges, or flip onto a serving plate.

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