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Title: Individual Frittatas - Kidney Friendly
Post by: okarol on March 22, 2010, 08:57:29 AM
Individual Frittatas

Diet - CKD, Dialysis, Diabetes
Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Kimberly from Virginia.

Portions:  8

Serving size:  1 frittata                                   

    * nonstick cooking spray
    * 1 pound frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed and soaked for 4 hours, rinsed and drained
    * 4 large eggs, beaten
    * 1 tablespoon nondairy creamer
    * 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
    * 2 ounces cooked lean ham, finely chopped
    * 2 tablespoons sweet red peppers, finely chopped
    * 2 tablespoons green pepper, finely chopped
    * 2 tablespoons onion, finely chopped
    * 1/2 cup low-fat cheddar cheese, shredded


   1. Soak hash brown potatoes for 4 hours and drain. Rinse and squeeze out excess water.
   2. Preheat oven to 350° F.
   3. Coat 8 muffin tin holes with cooking spray.
   4. Spread hash browns around the bottom and press potato up sides of each muffin hole. Place in oven and cook for 10 minutes. Beat eggs and nondairy creamer together in a medium bowl; season with black pepper. Add ham, peppers, onion and cheese to egg mixture and combine. Press hash browns down firmly with a spoon so that they are spread out like mini piecrusts. (Potatoes should cover bottom and sides of each muffin hole.) Pour about 1/4-cup egg mixture into the center of each muffin hole. Return pan to oven and cook until potatoes are crisp and golden and the egg mixture is set, about 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let sit about 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrients per serving

    * Calories:  186
    * Protein:  8 g
    * Carbohydrate:  16 g
    * Fat: 10 g
    * Cholesterol:  111 mg
    * Sodium:  186 mg
    * Potassium:  165 mg
    * Phosphorus:  147 mg
    * Calcium:  54 mg
    * Fiber:  1.3 g

Renal and Renal Diabetic Food Choices

    * 1 meat
    * 1/2 starch
    * 1 vegetable, low potassium
    * 1 fat

Carbohydrate Choices

    * 1

Helpful Hints

    * To lower cholesterol, use an egg substitute such as Egg Beaters®. Phosphorus will also be reduced.
    * Soaking the hash brown potatoes helps reduce the potassium level of frittatas from 327 to 165 mg.
    * Use Mrs. Dash® to add more flavor without additional sodium or potassium.
    * Frittatas make great snacks or a quick breakfast.