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
Olive oil
4 eggs
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.



  1. This looks very good! We love frittatas around here.

  2. Laura,

    Many thanks!

    Yeah, it turned out quite nice. I was happy with it, at least for a first try. ;)

    // Mike

  3. Can you believe I have NEVER made a frittata?

  4. Kavita,

    I sure can, especially since this was my first go at it! ;)

    // Mike

  5. Frittata är verkligen gott och dessutom enkelt att slänga ihop och dessutom lätt att variera.

    Hoppas helgen varit bra!

  6. Jessica,

    Du har helt ratt dar, en ratt som ar genial i all sin enkelhet.

    Nu nar jag har forlorat min frittata oskuld sa kommer det att lagas frittatas ganska ofta.

    Helgen var mycket bra tack, hade semester Fre/Man sa stack ner till Bristol och Bath pa en mini-semester. Hoppas att du hade en bra helg ocksa.

    // Mike


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