Monday, 29 June 2009
Recipe - Frittata
I'm sure that you've all been here. It is Sunday evening and after spending the entire day successfully doing nothing you realise that you're getting hungry.
Being late-ish on a Sunday, the supermarket is closed and you're stuck having to conjure up something from what you got at home.
That is exactly what happened to me last night and this is what I came up with.
I ate this hot, but you might as well let it cool down and eat it at room temperature. It makes a really nice dish for picnics as well.
Just a quick couple of words of warning about this recipe. Make sure that the frying pan you are using actually can be used in the oven. Contrary to what you might have heard, molten plastic doesn't really add any good flavours to your food. It sure as hell messes up your oven as well.
After those revelations, let's head over to the recipe.
Ingredients (serves 2, or 1 hungry Mikey)
1 decent sized potato, cut into 1cm cubes
1/2 red pepper, sliced
1 small onion, thinly sliced
1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
Fresh basil leaves, roughly torn
A pinch or two of smoked paprika
Pre-heat the oven to 180c.
Bring some salted water to the boil. Once boiling, add the potatoes and boil for about 5 minutes. You want the potatoes to just start to soften up, not go all soggy on you. Drain the potatoes and put them to the side.
In the meantime, heat some oil in a frying pan and let the pepper, onion and garlic sweat for 10 minutes or so until they start to soften up without taking any colour.
Break the eggs into a bowl and mix them together vigourously. Add in the potatoes and the vegetable mixture. Season well, adding some smoked paprika to taste as well as the torn basil leaves.
Heat some more oil in the frying pan. When the oil is hot, add in the egg mixture and give it a good stir to make sure it is evenly distributed.
Pop the frying pan (see my warning above) into the oven and let it cook until the middle is set. This should take about 15 minutes or so.