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 Frittata Recipe

Frittata picture. Click picture to enlarge.

A frittata is an Italian open-face omelette similar to a Spanish tortilla but cooked, as the Italians would say, lentamente (very slowly).

Served hot, the frittata should be moist and served immediately. But leave it in the fridge overnight and it loses some of it's moistness and makes a superb breakfast meal.

KEY POINTS

 Preparation Time:  25 mins  Cooking Time:   35 minutes
 How Difficult  medium  Freeze?   No
 Servings

3 portions


The frittata recipe INGREDIENTS below is broken down into two parts, essential ingredients and optional ingredients. If you are not too keen on our selected optional ingredients, simply substitute for the optional ingredients below. Good luck!

Recipe by .

ASPARAGUS AND FETA CHEESE - VEGETARIAN

250 g / 9 oz trimmed asparagus
Cut the asparagus into 2cm (1 inch) sections, keeping the tips separate
Steam the lower sections for 7 minutes, then add the tips after 2 minutes
When cooked, add the asparagus to the omelette in place of the optional ingredients
150 g / 5 oz feta cheese
Immediately before putting the frittata under the grill, crumble the feta cheese over it.
 

INGREDIENTS

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Imperial

Basic Ingredients
4 eggs
230 g potatoes (one medium / large old potato) 8 oz potatoes (one medium / large old potato)
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Optional Ingredients
4 slices of bacon
1 medium onion
3 medium tomatoes
1 sweet pepper (any colour)
4 medium button mushrooms
1 garlic clove
60 g grated cheese 2 oz grated cheese
teaspoon dried oregano
teaspoon dried basil
Salt and pepper to taste

Our Ingredients Above
We have chosen to add bacon to the recipe above, but if you prefer to leave it out the frittata will still be delicious.

Preparation Before Cooking

Peel and chop the onion finely.
Chop or crush the garlic
Peel and slice the mushrooms.
Chop the tomatoes into small pieces.
Chop the pepper in half, remove the seeds and pith and then chop into small pieces.

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Cut potatoes, click picture to enlarge. Cut the potato(es) into medium chunks to cut down on the cooking time and ensure they are easy to slice. Place in boiling water and cook in barely boiling water for 20 minutes.

Whilst the potatoes are cooking get on with preparing the rest of the ingredients.


 
Bacon frying. Click picture to enlarge. Copyright David Marks Put the bacon slices in a frying pan on medium heat and cook until the bacon begins to brown. Don't let it go crisp just slightly brown. This will take around 4 to 5 minutes.

Place the bacon to one side when cooked.


  
Bacon chopped. Click picture to enlarge. Copyright David Marks Add a tablespoon of olive oil to the frying pan and add the chopped onions. Fry them on a medium heat until they start to turn a golden colour.

This will take around 8 minutes, turn them frequently as they cook


 
Chopped cooked bacon. Click picture to enlarge. Whilst the onions are cooking dice the cooked bacon into smallish pieces.

 
Sliced potatoes cooking. Click picture to enlarge. Slice the potatoes thinly, remove the cooked onions from the frying pan and add a tablespoon of olive oil.

Place the sliced potatoes in the frying pan and cook until the start to turn golden - this should take 5 minutes or so. Keep turning the potatoes over to ensure both sides are cooked. Sprinkle some salt over them as they cook.


 
Mushrooms, peppers and tomatoes frying. Click picture to enlarge. Remove the potatoes when they are cooked, add a tablespoon of olive oil to the frying pan and add the tomatoes, mushrooms and sweet pepper. Sprinkle with a little salt and cook on a medium heat for 5 minutes.

 
Frittata. Click picture to enlarge. Break the eggs into a bowl, add some salt and pepper, the oregano and basil and break up the eggs by lightly whisking with a fork. Do no more than merge the whites and yellows together.

Add the potatoes, chopped bacon and onions to the pan, stir well and pour the egg mixture evenly over the top.


 
Frittata. Click picture to enlarge. At a low medium heat, leave the frittata to cook for 15 minutes. This will solidify the eggs in the middle and bottom of the frittata with just the top a bit runny.

Sprinkle on the grated cheese and place under the frying pan under a hot grill for about 3 minutes until the cheese turns a golden colour.


 
Cooked frittata. Click picture to enlarge. Cut the frittata into 3 wedges and serve on warm plates.

The frittata is also delicious cold, simply cover a wedge and place it in the fridge. It's great for a breakfast treat.


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