Frittata

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Hello!

Most people will have noticed that I’ve been having a little bit of a break from my website and other social media platforms, but I am still very active in the kitchen and as passionate about food as ever. Also, in the past two weeks – five people have asked me about recipes and my website so…

To ‘crack’ my way back into food writing and recipe sharing – I thought, what better recipe than that of my trusty Frittata. Frittatas are what I like to call a savoury crustless Quiche – all the flavour without the hassle of making pastry.  

Due to the nature of its versatility – this recipe is an ever evolving one. There are so many ways to adapt this recipe – depending on what you have in your fridge etc. Generally – some type of fat, cheese and vegetables.     

Frittatas are delicious hot and cold, they’re a fantastic lunchbox lunch and can be stored in the fridge for up to two days…although they never last that long!img_20190318_123200

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon of olive/rapeseed oil
  • ¼ of a large onion
  • 1 ½ cup of diced mixed peppers  
  • 6 eggs (serves 4)
  • 100g of Greek Feta
  • 3 slices of chopped ham/bacon or ½ a cup of chorizo

I like to give plenty of options for this recipe so here are some suggestions –

  • Spinach
  • Basil
  • Chopped cherry tomatoes
  • Courgette   
  • Grated cheddar cheese

Method:

  1. With a frittata, the first step is always to fry. So, in a medium frying pan – lightly fry the onion and peppers together. When the onions are translucent in colour, add the chosen fat. I used some nice ham for the one pictured. Fry these until the ham/bacon/chorizo starts to crisp a little.
  2. Whisk the eggs with some sea salt and pepper – and gently pour over the ingredients in the frying pan. Next, crumble the feta or cheddar over the top.
  3. Time to turn on the grill! Crank it up to the highest possible heat – while the bottom of your frittata sets on the hob. Check the sides of the frittata with a spatula – to make sure it’s setting nicely. This only takes a few minutes.
  4. With the handle of your frying pan facing outside the grill – put the pan under the grill heat. Watch your frittata rise, brown and completely set under the heat. It generally only takes about five minutes or so to set.
  5. Enjoy with a side of crunchy bread, some toast or a salad. It’s such a quick and easy meal for everyone to enjoy.

dav

     

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