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End of the vegetable box simple supper - Frittata

Jen G on 04th Mar, 2015

The other night I entertained a couple of friends unexpectedly.

We had planned on heading out to the movies, but in typical Jen fashion I got all my days and dates mixed up, and we were in the wrong place at the wrong time, so supper at mine it was.

The cupboard was looking a little bare but no despair! I had the remnants of my vegetable box to plunder and six nice eggs from the farmers market.

Fritatta was on the cards.

End of the vegetable box simple supper - Frittata

Frittata is of Italian origin and means something roughly along the lines of egg cake.

If you do it right, like in my recipe here then it's a silky, creamy, custardy eggy wonder.

If you do it wrong ie: too much heat, not enough egg or veg, then its a sad, grey hockey puck of egg on your face.

You can add pretty much anything to one, no veg would be unsuitable. There's even a version out there involving salted crisps I believe, which sounds too good to be true.

I had three cute small peppers, one mean leak that wouldn't amount to much, a bunch of spring onions, half a dozen cherry tomatoes and a handful of green beans. Add some of my emergency cheese stash (red leicester in this case) and what came back was a lovely light supper for three, all served up with some new potatoes and a few rocket leaves.

Have this little dish tucked away in your culinary black book, and you'll never stand looking forlornly at an old courgette, some tomatoes and a piece of feta ever again! You will be able to make up a festive frittata in no time. Clever lot the Italians, got fast food nailed long before burger ever met bun. Go whip one up now!

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